Personal info

  • Name: Herman ALBRECHT
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1876
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Trooper, Imperial Light Horse (Natal)
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1

Sources & Acknowledgements

Citation

 War Office, April 19, 1901 MEMORANDUM. Lieutenant Robert James Thomas Digby Jones, Royal Engineers, and No. 459, Trooper H. Albrecht, Imperial Light Horse, would have been recommended to His Majesty for the Victoria Cross had they survived, on account of their having during the attack on Waggon Hill (Ladysmith), of 6th January, 1900, displayed conspicuous bravery and gallant conduct in leading the force which re-occupied the top of the hillata critical moment justasthe three foremostattacking Boers reached it, the leader being shot by Lieutenant Jones, and the two others by Trooper Albrecht. (The London Gazette of 19 April 1901, Numb. 27306, p. 2706) War Office, 8th August, 1902. The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the Decoration of the Victoria Cross being delivered to the representatives of the undermentioned Officers,Non-commissioned Officers,and men who fell during the recent operations in South Africa in the performance of acts of valour which would, in the opinion of the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in the Field, have entitled them to be recommended for that distinction had they survived;– Lieutenant R. J.T. Digby Jones, Royal Engineers,andNo. 459Trooper H. Albrecht, Imperial Light Horse. Would have been recommended for the Victoria Cross had they survived, on account of their having during the attack on Waggon Hill (Ladysmith) of 6th January, 1900, displayed conspicuous bravery,and gallant conduct in leading the force which re-occupied the top of the hillata critical moment justas the three foremostattacking Boers reached it, the leader being shot by Lieutenant Jones, and the two others by Trooper Albrecht. 

The London Gazette of 8 August 1902, Numb. 27462, p. 5085

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