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SARTORIUS, Reginald William


Major, 6th Bengal Cavalry, Indian Army

Campaign: First Ashanti Expedition

Age: 32


On 17 January 1874 during the attack on Abogu, Ashanti (now Ghana), Major Sartorius removed, under heavy fire, a Houssa non-commissioned officer who was mortally wounded, and placed him under cover.

Other Decorations: CMG

VC Publicly Displayed: National Army Museum (Chelsea, England)

Remarks: Brother of Captain E.H. Sartorius, VC.

Later achieved rank of Major General.



Location of grave and VC medal (Hampshire) at The History

of the Victoria Cross