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  • Name: Horace Henry GLASOCK
  • D.O.B: 16th Oct, 1879
  • D.O.A: 31st Mar, 1900
  • D.O.D: 20th Oct, 1916
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Driver, Q Battery, Royal Horse Artillery
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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North of Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa 13 March 1900

13 March 1900

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The Second Boer War 1899 - 1902 

Following the relief of Kimberley and the surrender of Cronje’s army at Paardeberg, on 7 March 1900 Roberts began the advance towards Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State. After a skirmish at Poplar Grove the only serious resistance the British encountered was at Driefontein on 10 March. Bloemfontein surrendered on the 13th. That same day, a small force under Brevet Major Aylmer Hunter Watson blew up a double-spanned culvert on the railway line north of Bloemfontein, trapping 25 engines and 108 coaches and trucks in the capital. On their way back through Boer lines Watson and his men ran into a party of Boers. For their part in assisting the escape from the enemy, Sergeant H W Engleheart was awarded the VC and Corporal F H Kirby the DCM (he was later awarded the VC for an action on 2 June 1900).



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