Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn V.C

London Gazette, 20th July, 1900.


"Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn, Captain, Gordon Highlanders. Date of Act of Bravery: 21st October, 1899. At the Battle of Elandslaagte, on the 21st October, 1899, after the main Boer position had been captured, some of the men of the Gordon Highlanders, when about to advance, were exposed to a heavy cross-fire, and having lost their leaders, commenced to waver. Seeing this, Captain Meiklejohn rushed to the front and called on the Gordons to follow him. By his conspicuous bravery and fearless example he rallied the men and led them against the enemy`s position where he fell, desperately wounded in four places."



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