Joseph John Farmer

 Army Hospital Corps

27th February 1881
Joseph John Farmer VC

Provisional Lance-Corporal Joseph John Farmer Army Hospital Corps

(Boer Revolt 1880-81)

   For conspicuous bravery during the engagement with the Boers at the Majuba Mountain, on the 27th February, 1881, when he showed a spirit of self abnegation and an example of cool courage which cannot be too highly commended. While the Boers closed with the British troops near the wells, Corporal Farmer held a white flag over the wounded, and when the arm holding the flag was shot through, he called out that he had "another." He then raised the flag with the other arm, and continued to do so until that also was-pierced with a bullet.



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