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ID number ART29246
Title The incident for which Captain Neville Howse was awarded the VC, Vredefort, July 1900
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
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.