A History of YALDING, Kent, England
ARTHUR DRUMMOND BORTON (Brother of Biffy Borton, Cheveney).
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Drummond VC, CMG, DSO, known as ‘Bosky’, was born at Cheveney,
on 1st July 1883, educated at Eton and The Royal Military College Sandhurst, before
being commissioned into the 60th Rifles with whom he served in the South African
War. Retiring from the Army in 1910, he re-
He was decorated with his Victoria Cross and DSO by HM King George V at Buckingham Palace on 23rd February 1918 and later served in the North Russian Campaign of 1919. In 1920 he unveiled our Village War Memorial, which was dedicated by the Bishop of Rochester on the 31st of October, and on November 11th he was one of the pallbearers at the Burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. His death occurred on 5th January 1933 at Southwold, Suffolk, his grave is in the churchyard at Hunton, and his Victoria Cross is in the Queens Royal Surrey Regimental museum at Guildford.
His Citation reads:-
“For most conspicuous bravery and leadership. Under most difficult circumstances in darkness and in unknown country, he deployed his battalion for attack and at dawn led his attacking companies against a strongly held position. When leading waves were checked by a withering machine-
Below is a photo of “Bosky”, A D Borton.
More information about Bosky, a picture of his medal, and more details of his military
career, can be found on:-