Category Archives: Belgium

European Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002.  The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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William Kenny VC

William Kenny (24/08/1880 – 10/01/1936) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery on 23 October 1914 near Ypres, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 16 February 1915, Supplement: 29074, Page: 1699 reads:  “6535 Drummer William Kenny, 2nd Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders. … Continue reading

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Merchant Navy Memorials, Liverpool

The Merchant Navy Memorials in Liverpool are situated on the waterfront facing the Mersey and the Birkenhead side of the river bank.  The city played an important role in the Battle of the Atlantic as Western Approaches Command was based … Continue reading

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Arthur Martin-Leake VC*

Arthur Martin-Leake (04/04/1874 – 22/06/1953) is one of three men who were awarded the Victoria Cross twice.  While attached to the 5th Field Ambulance during the Second Boer War on 8 February 1902,  he was awarded his first VC for his … Continue reading

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William Hackett VC

William Hackett (11/06/1873 – 27/06/1916) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 22 June/23 June 1916 at Shaftesbury Avenue Mine, near Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 4 August 1916, Supplement: 29695, Page: 7744, reads: “No. … Continue reading

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Thomas Tannatt Pryce VC, MC*

Thomas Tannatt Pryce (17/01/1886 – 13/04/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions On 11 April 1918 at Vieux-Berquin, France while an acting captain in the 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 21 May … Continue reading

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James MacKenzie VC

James MacKenzie (02/04/1889 – 19/12/1914) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 19th of  December 1914 at Rouges Blancs, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 16 February 1915, Supplement: 29074, Page: 1700 reads: “8185 Private James … Continue reading

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Edward Warner VC

Edward Warner (18/11/1883 – 02/05/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry during the defence of Hill 60, Ypres on 1 May 1915. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 29 June 1915, Issue: 29210, Page: 6270, reads: No. 7602 Private … Continue reading

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Frederick William Hall VC

Frederick William Hall (08/02/1885 – 24/04/1915), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 24th of April 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 22 June 1915, Supplement: 29202, Page: … Continue reading

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Charles Fitzclarence VC

Charles Fitzclarence (08/05/1865 – 02/11/1914) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War while serving in The Royal Fusiliers. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 6 July 1900, Issue: 27208, Page: 4196, reads: … Continue reading

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