Private Harry George Crandon

18th ( Princess of Wales) Hussars

4th July 1901
Private Harry George Crandon VC

   At Springbok Laagte, on July 4, 1901, Privates Crandon and Berry were scouting, when suddenly a party of the enemy opened fire upon them from a range of only 100 yards. Berry was shot in the right hand and left shoulder, his horse at the same time falling. Crandon rode to his friend, gave him his own horse, and for more than 1,000 yards ran by his side till he had succeeded in getting him to safety, all the time under a heavy fire from the enemy.


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