Frederic Brooks Dugdale

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Frederic Brooks Dugdale
Victoria Cross Medal without Bar.png
Born 21 October 1877
Burnley, Lancashire
Died 13 November 1902 (aged 25)
Charingworth, Gloucestershire
Buried Longborough Churchyard
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1899 - 1902
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 5th Lancers
Battles/wars Second Boer War
Awards Victoria Cross

Lieutenant Frederic Brooks Dugdale VC (21 October 1877 – 13 November 1902) was an English 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.


He was 23 years old, and a lieutenant in the 5th Lancers (Royal Irish), British Army during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place on 3 March 1901 near Derby, South Africa for which he was awarded the VC.

On 3rd March, 1901, Lieutenant Dugdale, who was in command of a small outpost near Derby, having been ordered to retire, his patrol came under a heavy fire at a range of about 250 yards, and a Sergeant, two men, and a horse were hit. Lieutenant Dugdale dismounted and placed one of the wounded men on his own horse; he then caught another horse, galloped up to a wounded man and took him up behind him, and brought both men safely out of action.[1]

He stayed with his regiment in South Africa until the war ended in May 1902, and left for the United Kingdom on the SS Briton two months later.[2] Shortly after his return, he was killed in a horse riding accident whilst riding with the North Cotswold Hunt, near Charingworth, Gloucestershire, England, on 13 November 1902.

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His Victoria Cross is displayed at The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum, Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire, England.

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  1. ^ "No. 27356". The London Gazette. 17 September 1901. p. 6101. 
  2. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning home". The Times (36821). London. 16 July 1902. p. 11. 

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