Alan Richard Hill

58th Regiment

28th January 1881
Alan Richard Hill VC

Lieutenant Alan Richard Hill 58th Regiment

(Boer Revolt 1880-81)

For gallant conduct at the action of Laing's Nek on the 28th January, 1881, in having after the retreat was ordered, remained behind and endeavoured to carry out of action Lieutenant Baillie, of the same Corps, who was lying on the ground severely wounded. Being unable to lift that officer into the saddle, he carried him in his arms until Lieutenant Baillie was shot dead. Lieutenant Hill then brought a wounded man out of action on his horse, after which he returned and rescued another. All these acts being performed under a heavy fire.



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