On December 26, 1899, during the heavy fighting at Game Tree,
near Mafeking, as described in the account of Sergeant
Martineau, after the order to retire had been given, Trooper H.
E. Ramsden took up his brother (Trooper A. E. Ramsden), who had
been shot through both legs and was lying some ten yards only
from the main Boer trench, and carried him for eight hundred
yards under a heavy fire, putting him down from time to time to
rest, till they met some men who helped to convey him to a place
This is the second Victoria Cross awarded to a soldier for
saving his own brother's life, the first having been awarded to
Sir C. J. S. Gough.