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Edgar Thomas Inkson
Edgar Thomas Inkson (VC, DSO) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was 27 years old, and a Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps, British Army, attd. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the South African War (Boer War) when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 24 February 1900, at Hart's Hill, Colenso, South Africa, Lieutenant Inkson carried a young officer, who was severely wounded and unable to walk, for three or four hundred yards, under very heavy fire, to a place of safety.
He later achieved the rank of Colonel.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Army Medical Services Museum (Aldershot, England).
- 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 (Woking Crematorium)
- Colonel E.T. Inkson
- The Brookwood Cemetery Society (Known Holders of the Victoria Cross Commemorated in Brookwood Cemetery)
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