Cpl J Shaul VC

Corporal Shaul was awarded the Victory Cross for conspicuous bravery at the Battle of Magersfonteyn in 1899 during the Boer War.

His citation reads:

“On 11th December 1899 during the battle of Magersfontein, Corporal Shaul was observed to perform several specific acts of bravery. Corporal Shaul was in charge of the Stretcher Bearers. He was most conspicuous during the day dressing men’s wounds. He came to a man who was lying wounded in the back, and, with the utmost coolness and deliberation sat down beside the wounded man and proceeded to dress his wound. This act of gallantry was carried out under continuous and heavy fire as coolly and quickly as if there had been no enemy near.”