Personal info

  • Name: Thomas EDWARDS
  • D.O.B: 19th Apr, 1863
  • D.O.A: 13th Mar, 1884
  • D.O.D: 27th Mar, 1952
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), attached to the Naval Brigade
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Sources & Acknowledgements

Wars of Empire


 For the conspicuous bravery displayed by him in the defence of one of the guns of the Naval Brigade, at the battle of Tamai, on 13th March, 1884. This man (who was attached to the Naval Brigade as Mule Driver) was beside the gun with Lieutenant Almack, R.N., and a blue jacket. Both the latter were killed, and Edwards, after bayonetting two Arabs, and himself receiving a wound with a spear, rejoined the ranks with his mules, and subsequently did good service in remaining by his gun throughout the action 

(Supplement to The London Gazette of 20 May 1884. 21 May 1884, Numb. 25356, p. 2278)

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