The incident for which Captain Neville Howse was awarded the VC, Vredefort, July 1900
|Title||The incident for which Captain Neville Howse was awarded the VC, Vredefort, July 1900|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Date made||c. 1968|
|Medium||oil on paper on board|
|Measurement||overall: 25.5 x 35.5 cm; framed: 51 x 61.2 cm|
Captain Neville Reginald Howse from the NSW Medical Corps carrying a wounded soldier from the 2nd Mounted Infantry Brigade. This incident took place in 1900 during action near Vredefort where the soldiers were attempting to capture the Boer commander De Wet. For this act of bravery Captain Neville Howse received the first Victoria Cross to be awarded to an Australian, it is also the only Victoria Cross to have been awarded to medical personnel.