Euston Henry Sartorius(1844-1925), Major-General; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sartorius was awarded the Victoria Cross for an act of conspicuous bravery which took place in 1879 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. As a captain in the 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot, Sartorius led a party of five or six men to storm a steep and rocky hill under Ghazi possession. During this attack, Sartorius was wounded by sword cuts to both hands, and one of his men was killed. Euston Henry’s brother Reginald William Sartorius was also awarded a Victoria Cross during the conflict in the Gold Coast of Africa in 1873.
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