Lt Col Harry Schofield VC
As BK 66 Battery RFA, Capt Harry Schofield was in the wagon lines, which were in dead ground 400 metres behind the gun lines. When the exposed gun line was neutralised by a Boer infantry attack, he along with Capt Walter Congreve RB and Lt Frederick Roberts RB decided to recover the guns. Capt Harry Schofield took part in the first attempt and helped to recover two of the guns. [He was originally awarded a DSO but, 18 months later, when serving as an ADC, it was upgraded to VC.] As a driver, Cpl George Nurse was in the wagon lines which were in dead ground 400 metres behind the gun lines. When the exposed gun line was neutralised by devastating Boer shell and small arms fire, he assisted Capt Harry Schofield RA, Capt Walter Congreve RB and Lt Frederick Roberts RB prepare a limber team in attempt to recover some guns. When Lt Frederick Roberts, the son of FM Lord Roberts, fell badly wounded; Cpl George Nurse, although wounded, dashed out and carried Lt Frederick Roberts back to the safety of the wagon lines.
Rank/Regt: 66 Battery RFA, now 159 (Colenso) Battery RA