Harry Norton Schofield VC

Name: Harry Norton Schofield

Conflict: Second Boer War

Gazetted: August 30, 1901

Service: Army

Harry Norton Schofield VC
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Place/date of birth: Audenshaw, Lancashire/January 29, 1865

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

Date of bravery: December 15, 1899

London Gazette citation:

Royal Field Artillery. Captain H. N. Schofield.

At Colenso, on the 15th December, 1899, when the detachments serving the guns of the 14th and 66th Batteries, Royal Field Artillery, had all been killed, wounded, or driven from them by Infantry fire at close range, Captain Schofield went out when the first attempt was made to extricate the guns, and assisted in withdrawing the two that were saved.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death:  London/October 10, 1931

Grave/memorials: Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London; Ryecroft Hall, Audenshaw, Greater Manchester; Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Buckland, Dix and Wood, London, 1993

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