Richardson, Arthur Herbert Lindesay
Arthur Herbert Lindesay Richardson served in the NWMP 1894 to 1907. In 1900 he was given leave to fight in the South African War in a Canadian regiment, Lord Strathcona's Horse. Richardson's unit was attacked by a superior force of Afrikaners at Wolve Spruit in the Transvaal on 5 July 1900. Although ordered to withdraw, Richardson rode back under heavy crossfire to pick up a wounded comrade and bring him to safety. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for this courageous feat, the first member of a Canadian military unit to receive the coveted decoration.