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Biographies of Fallen British Officers, Afghan War

Biographies of Fallen British Officers, Afghan War

Overview

This volume contains short biographies of 140 British officers, along with a small number of civilians from the diplomatic service, who died in the Afghan War. The men are listed alphabetically. Most were killed in combat, but those who died of typhoid, cholera, and other causes also are included. The concluding section of the biographical volume lists the 13 men who were awarded the Victoria Cross (the highest military honor awarded for bravery in the British Army) and provides accounts of the acts of valor for which they were recommended for this honor. This list includes mainly officers, but also a gunner, a sergeant, and a lance corporal.

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Publication Title:
Biographies of Fallen British Officers, Afghan War
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March 23, 2017
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Biographies of approximately 140 British officers who fell during the Afghan War.