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VC Charles Thomas Kennedy




06 January 1876


24 April 1907


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Boer War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the Highland Light Infantry. On November 22, 1900, at Dewetsdorp, Africa, Private Kennedy carried a wounded comrade to the field hospital, a distance of three-quarters of a mile, under very heavy fire. On the following day, he volunteered to carry a message to the commandant across an open enemy space but did not succeed in delivering the message, as he was severely wounded. For gallantry twice in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal.

Bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith, FindAGrave

Owing to his wound he was discharged and returned to Edinburgh. He was killed when a horse bolted in Leith Walk, however he managed to stop it and, in doing so, saved the lives of a number of children.