The awards of the Victoria Cross for the defence and relief of Ladysmith 1899 – 1900, covering the engagements, their locations and memorials. Compiled by Charles Aikenhead.
Ladysmith’s 20 Victoria Crosses covers the key actions of the defence and relief of the Town in South Afican War 1899 – 1902, through the personal valour of the fighting men.
It includes ;
The first posthumous VC
The last VC to be removed for misconduct
Two of the only three father and son VC awards
Award of The Cross to a Unit
Award gained by public acclaim
First recipient to be killed in WW1