Alexis Charles Doxat VC

Name: Alexis Charles Doxat

Conflict: Second Boer War

Gazetted: January 15, 1901

Service: Army

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Alexis Charles Doxat VC
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Place/date of birth: Surbiton, Surrey/April 9, 1867

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Lieutenant (later Major)

Date of bravery: October 20, 1900

London Gazette citation:

3rd Battalion Imperial Yeomanry. Lieutenant A.C. Doxat.

On the 20th October, 1900, near Zeerust, Lieutenant Doxat proceeded with a party of Mounted Infantry to reconnoitre a position held by 100 Boers on a ridge of kopjes. When within 300 yards of the position the enemy opened a heavy fire on Lieutenant Doxat’s party, which then retired, leaving one of their number who had lost his horse.

Lieutenant Doxat seeing the dangerous position in which the man was placed galloped back under a very heavy fire and brought him on his horse to a place of safety.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death:  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire/November 29, 1942

Grave/memorials: City Cemetery, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Buckland, Dix & Wood, London, 1992

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum