Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: George Stuart White, James William Adams, Omoore Creagh,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.
Chapters: George Stuart White, James William Adams, Omoore Creagh, James Collis, Edward Pemberton Leach, Walter Hamilton, Euston Henry Sartorius, Reginald Clare Hart, Arthur George Hammond, Thomas Elsdon Ashford, John Cook, William John Vousden, William St Lucien Chase, Patrick Mullane, George Sellar, William Henry Dick-Cunyngham. Excerpt: Sir Arthur George Hammond Colonel Sir Arthur George Hammond VC, KCB, DSO (28 September 1843 - 20 April 1919) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Arthur Hammond was born in Dawlish, Devon in 1843 and, on leaving Sherborne School, graduated from Addiscombe Military Academy in 1861. After serving in the 82nd Regiment of Foot (Prince of Waless Volunteer Regiment) he joined the Bengal Staff Corps and Queen Victorias Own Corps of Guides . Hammond was 36 years old, and a captain in the Bengal Staff Corps, British Indian Army during the Second Anglo-Afghan War when the following deed took place on 14 December 1879 at the action on the Asmai Heights, near Kabul, Afghanistan, for which he was awarded the Vu For conspicuous coolness and gallantry at the action on the Asmai Heights, near Kabul, on the 14th December, 1879, in defending the top of the hill with a rifle and fixed bayonet, against large numbers of the enemy, while the 72nd Highlanders and Guides were retiring- and again, on the retreat down the hill, in stopping to assist in carrying away a wounded Sepoy, the enemy being not sixty yards off, firing heavily all the time.
In addition to the Afghan War, he served in the Jowaki Campaign of 1877-1878 and also in the Hazara Campaigns of 1888 and 1891 and the Tirah Campaign of 1897-1898. Following his l...