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AlbrechtH 459Tpr Killed at Ladysmith. 6 Jan 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 223 line 40
Imperial Light Horse
AlbrechtHTown Guard and District Mounted Troops
AlbrechtH459TrooperDemise: Killed in action 06 Jan 1900
Place: Ladysmith, Wagon Hill
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Imperial Light Horse
AlbrechtH BTrooperSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsHighland Rifle Association
AlbrechtH SNominal roll #1 (A1)Driscoll's Scouts
AlbrechtHeinrichPrisoner number: 2582
Captured: Rietfontein Nea 30 Apr 1900
Sent to: Ceylon, Diyatalawa
Age: 38
Address: Johannesburg
Source: Anglo Boer War Museum 2016
Boer Forces
AlbrechtHermanTrooperALBRECHT, H, Trooper, 'was', says Sir Ian Hamilton, 'a very fine young fellow and very good looking at that.  His uncle was in command of the artillery of the Orange Free State'.  'The Times History of the War in South Africa' (Vol III, page 197) says: 'an Hamilton, Wallnutt, Captain Fitzgerald, Sergeant Lindsay, and Trooper Albrecht, ILH, Gunner Sims, RN, and others threw themselves against the stream of panic-stricken men and checked their flight.  Then they sprang forward to the crest.  A dozen Boers had leapt on to the summit.  But in the teeth of a hail of bullets from the Imperial Light Horse fort, 200 yards away, all but three hung back.  The three, De Villiers, De Jager and Gert Wessels, rushed forward.  There was a wild race for the gun-pits.  Hamilton reached the 4.7 emplacement first, and, leaning his arm on the sandbag parapet, fired his revolver at the nearest Boer.  Almost immediately Albrecht fired from outside the pit, while, at the same moment, from the other gun-pit rose the head and shoulders of Digby Jones and of Corporal Hockaday, RE, each firing at his man.  De Villiers and De Jager fell dead against the wall of the 4.7 gun-pit, Wessels at the lower emplacement.  Miller-Wallnutt fell, shot through the head, as he reached the 4.7 gun-pit: the brave Albrecht a second later'.  Sir A Conan Doyle says, in his 'Great Boer War' (page 228): 'There has been no better fighting in our time than that upon Waggon Hill on that January morning, and no better fighters than the Imperial Light Horsemen who joined the centre of the defence.  Here, as at Elandslaagte, they proved themselves worthy to stand in line with the crack regiments of the British Army'.  Trooper Albrecht was awarded the Victoria Cross by King Edward, for which he would have been recommended had he lived.  London Gazette, 8 August 1902: 'Robert James Thomas Digby Jones, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, and No 459, Trooper H Albrecht, Imperial Light Horse.  Would have been recommended for the Victoria Cross had they survived, on account of their having during the attack on Waggon Hill (Ladysmith) on 6 January 1900, displayed conspicuous bravery and gallant conduct in leading the force which reoccupied the top of the hill at a critical moment just as the three foremost attacking Boers reached it, the leader being shot by Lieutenant Jones and the two others by Albrecht'.  The Victoria Cross was given to Sergeant Albrecht's representatives in accordance with the regulations of 8 August 1902.  VC, QSA (2) Eland, DofL.  South African Military Museum.
Source: VC recipients (VC and DSO book)
Imperial Light Horse
AlbrechtHerman459Trooper1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Imperial Light Horse
AlbrechtHermann459TrooperQSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Imperial Light Horse
AlbrechtHermann1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Imperial Light Horse
AlbrechtHermann459TrooperQSA (2) Eland DoL
Provisional list of recipients
Source: Ladysmith Siege Account and Medal Roll
Imperial Light Horse
AlbrechtKarel Erns SebasjanKorporalCommando: General Muller. Click here to access the record in the ForumBoer Forces
AlbrechtL WSergeantCGHGSM (2) Basutoland Bechuanaland
Source: Roll of the CGHGSM
Cape Mounted Yeomanry
AlbrechtL WStaff SergeantFrontier Wars. SAGS (1) 1877-8-9Cape Mounted Yeomanry
AlbrechtR F WKommandantSource: Roll of DTD recipientsBoer Forces
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