Major Charles Herbert Mullins VC CMG (28 June 1869 – 24 May 1916) was a South African recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
28 June 1869|
Grahamstown, South Africa
24 May 1916 (aged 46)|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Buried||Grahamstown Old Cemetery|
|Allegiance||Colony of Natal|
|Years of service||1899 - 1902|
|Unit||Imperial Light Horse (Natal)|
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War|
Order of St Michael and St George
Mullins was 30 years old, and a captain in the Imperial Light Horse (Natal) during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place at the Battle of Elandslaagte for which he and Captain Robert Johnston were awarded the VC.
On the 21st October, 1899, at Elandslaagte, at a most critical moment, the advance being momentarily checked by a very severe fire at point blank range, these two Officers very gallantly rushed forward under this heavy fire and rallied the men, thus enabling the flanking movement, which decided the day, to be carried out.
On this occasion Captain Mullins was wounded.
He later achieved the rank of major.
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