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Major Arthur Martin-Leake, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1902 (c)

Watercolour by Alfred Crowdt Lovett, 1902 (c).

Martin-Leake won his first Victoria Cross in South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902). After serving with the Imperial Yeomanry Martin-Leake joined the South African Constabulary as a surgeon. He received the Victoria Cross for his selfless actions assisting his comrades under fire on 8 February 1902 at Vlakfontein. Martin-Peake won his second Victoria Cross serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps on the Western Front in 1914.

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NAM. 1964-12-93-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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