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  • Name: Anthony Clarke BOOTH
  • D.O.B: 21st Apr, 1846
  • D.O.A: 12th Mar, 1879
  • D.O.D: 8th Dec, 1899
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Sergeant, 80th Regiment of Foot (Staffordshire Volunteers)
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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 For his gallant conduct on the 12th March, 1879, during the Zulu attack on the Intombi River, in having, when considerably outnumbered by the enemy, rallied a few men on the south bank of the river, and covered the retreat of fifty soldiers and others over a distance of three miles. The Officer Commanding 80th Regiment reports that, had it not been for the coolness displayed by this Non commissioned Officer, not one man would have escaped. 

(The London Gazette of 24 February 1880, Numb. 24814, p. 832)

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