Click on the following link to read about James Edward Ignatius Masterson who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his act of bravery on Waggon Hill on 6 January 1900 during the Boer War.
See "The Devonshire Regiment in the Boer War" on this site for another account of the incident.
James Masterson was born in Ireland on 20 June, 1862. He was 37 years old, and a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion The Devonshire Regiment when he won his VC. He died at Waterlooville, Hampshire, England, on 24 December, 1935, aged 73. His Victoria Cross is on show at the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset in Dorchester.