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Alfred Ernest Ind
On 20 December 1901 near Tafelkop , Orange River Colony, South Africa, Shoeing Smith Ind stuck to his pompom gun under very heavy fire when the whole of the remainder of the team had been shot down, and continued to fire into the advancing enemy until the last possible moment. A captain who was mortally wounded on this occasion, requested that Shoeing Smith Ind's gallant conduct on this and in every other action since he joined the pompom service be brought to notice.
He later achieved the rank of Farrier-Sergeant .
please update if you know where his medal is publicly displayed
- Monuments To Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Victoria Crosses of the Anglo-Boer War (Ian Uys, 2000)
- Location of grave and VC medal (Cheshire)
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