CaptainJOTHAM, EUSTACE

Died 07/01/1915

Aged 31

51st Sikhs (Frontier Force)

V C, Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Frederick Charles and Mary G. A. Jotham, of Millington Rd., Cambridge. (Buried Miranshar Cem. 4. 45. North Waziristan.).

Citation

An extract from Supplement to the "London Gazette," dated 23rd July, 1915, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery on 7th January, 1915, at Spina Khaisora (Tochi Valley). During operations against the Khostwal tribesmen Capt. Jotham, who was commanding a party of about a dozen of the North Waziristan Militia, was attacked in a nullah and almost surrounded by an overwhelming force of some 1,500 tribesmen. He gave the order to retire and could have himself escaped, but most gallantly sacrificed his own life by attempting to effect the rescue of one of his men who had lost his horse."

Commemorated at DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)

Location: India
Number of casualties: 13220

Cemetery/memorial reference: Face 2.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.