Awards & Winners

Christopher Teesdale

Date of Birth 01-June-1833
Place of Birth Grahamstown
(South Africa, Eastern Cape, Cacadu District Municipality)
Nationality United Kingdom
Profession Soldier
Major-General Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale, VC, KCMG, CB was the first South African-born 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.

Awards by Christopher Teesdale

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Victoria Cross
(In recognition of most conspicuous bravery that took place on 29 September, 1855 as Lieutenant of the Royal Regiment of Artillery during the Crimean War.)