|1. Book:||Beyond The Five Points||Pgs 86-88|
Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Education & Career :
Educated at Victoria College, Jersey.
- The Afghan War 1878-1879, Afghanistan.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: East Lancashire Regiment|
|Action : War Survivor|
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London Gazette. The citation for his award appears on Page 2553 of Issue 24793, published on the 17th May, 1881.
"For conspicuous bravery during the action at Shah-jui, on the 24th October, 1879, in leading a party of five or six men of the 59th Regiment against a body of the enemy, of unknown strength, occupying an almost inaccessible position on the top of a precipitous hill. The nature of the ground made any sort of regular formation impossible, and Captain Sartorius had to bear the first brunt of the attack from the whole body of the enemy, who fell upon him and his men as they gained the top of the precipitous pathway; but the gallant and determined bearing of this Officer, emulated as it was by his men, led to the most perfect success, and the surviving occupants of the hill top. seven in number, were all killed. In this encounter Captain Sartorius was wounded by sword cuts in both hands, and one of his men was killed."
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Friends in Council No. 1383 E.C.||London|
|Joined :||Aldershot Army and Navy No. 1971 E.C.||Hampshire & IOW|
|Joined :||Excelsior Lodge No. 1722 E.C.||Punjab|
2nd June 1874
1st September 1874
1st December 1874
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- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
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