Captain Charles Herbert Mullins

Imperial Light Horse

21st October 1899, Elandslaagte.
Charles Herbert Mullins VC

   At the battle of Elandslaagte, October 21, 1899, where the " Charge " of that name was so gallantly carried out, a forward movement was met by a terrific fire at almost point-blank range, and for a moment the advance was in danger of being checked. Captains Mullins and R. Johnston most bravely rushed forward, rallying the men, the former officer being wounded during this devoted action. By their heroic act, at a most critical moment, the intended flanking movement was unimpeded, allowing this operation, which decided the issue of the battle, to be successfully carried out.


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