Captain William Mountcharles Crofton Vandeleur
Regiment: Essex Regiment
Killed in action:
Captain William Mountcharles Crofton Vandeleur, Essex Regiment, entered the service 1889, and obtained his Company September, 1904. Served on the North-west frontier of India, 1897-8, also with the Tirah Expeditionary Force, receiving the medal with three clasps; served throughout the South African War, being detailed for special service on various occasions, acting as assistant to staff officer Colonial forces and as intelligence officer, afterwards being appointed to the Staff. He took part in practically all the actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria during the progress of the war. Served in Orange River Colony in 1901, and also in Cape Colony in September, 1901. He received the Queen's Medal with four clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps.