Corporal John James Clements

Rimington's Guides

24th February 1900
John James Clements VC

    Near Strijdenburg, on February 24, 1900, Corporal Clements, by an act of splendid pluck and dash, turned the tables very completely on a party of five Boers. He lay wounded, shot through the lungs, when the Boers came towards him and called on him to surrender. Instead of submitting, he dashed at the party, shot three of them with his revolver, and forced the entire five to surrender to him and two other men of the Guides. The Victoria Cross was presented to him in London on July 1, 1902, at the same time as Lieutenant F. W. Bell (V.C.).


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