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Sir Alexander Stanhope Cobbe VC

Date of birth: 
5th June 1870
Died: 
29th June 1931
Allegiance: 
British
Service: 
Army
Rank: 
Major (Local command as Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 
1st (Central Africa) Battalion, the King's African Rifles.
Awards: 
VC, GCB & DSO
Campaigns: 
'Mad Mullah' War
VC Awarded: 
20th January 1903
Awarded posthumously: 
No

Citation

"During the action at Erego, on 6 October 1902, when some of the Companies had retired, Lieutenant-Colonel Cobbe was left by himself in front of the line, with a Maxim gun. Without assistance he brought in the Maxim, and worked it at a most critical time. He then went out under an extremely hot fire from the enemy about 20 yards in front of him, and from his own men (who had retired) about the same distance behind, and succeeded in carrying in a wounded Orderly."

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