|Born||6 May 1847
|Died||20 March 1919
|Buried at||Brookwood Cemetery ( )|
|Service/branch||Cape Colonial Forces|
|Years of service||1877 - 1902|
|Unit||Cape Mounted Riflemen|
Basuto Gun War
Second Boer War
Order of St Michael and St George
Colonel Edmund Baron Hartley VC CMG (6 May 1847 – 20 March 1919) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Hartley was born in Ivybridge, Devon on 6 May 1847. He was 32 years old, and a surgeon major in the Cape Mounted Riflemen, Cape Colonial Forces during the Basuto Gun War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 5 June 1879 in South Africa, Surgeon Major Hartley attended the wounded under fire at the unsuccessful attack at Moorosi's Mountain. From an exposed position, on open ground, he carried in his arms a wounded corporal of the Cape Mounted Riflemen. The surgeon major then returned under severe enemy fire in order to dress the wounds of the other men of the storming party.
- "British Medical Journal - April 19, 1919". Br Med J. 1 (3042): 505. PMC .
- Grave location for holders of the Victoria Cross in: Brookwood cemetery, Woking, Surrey from victoriacross.org.uk
- "No. 25023". The London Gazette. 7 October 1881. p. 4990.
- The Times; Recent British Successes; 13 Nov 1900; pg5 colC
- The Times; Official Appointments and Notices; 6 Jul 1901; pg16 colB
- £1700 World Record...;The Times; 22 Jan 1969; pg 12 col F