Category Archives: Hampshire Memorials

Richard John Hammersley Ryan GC, RN

Richard John Hammersley Ryan (23/07/1903-21/09/1940). was awarded the George Cross for his actions on 16-21 September 1940 in Dagenham, Essex. “He was 37 years old and serving in the Royal Navy when he was one of two officers who dealt … Continue reading

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Reginald Vincent Ellingworth GC

Reginald Vincent Ellingworth (28/01/1898-21/09/1940) and Richard Ryan were awarded the GC for their actions during operations between 16 and 21 September 1940 at Clacton, Essex. “He was 42 years old and serving in the Royal Navy when he was one of … Continue reading

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William Charles Williams VC

William Charles Williams (15/09/1880 – 25/04/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the landings at Gallipoli in 1915. The Citation reads: “On 25 April 1915 during the landing on V Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey, Williams, with … Continue reading

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Gerard Broadmead Roope VC

Gerard Broadmead Roope (13/03/1905 – 08/04/1940) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while commanding  HMS Glowworm in 1940, in the Norwegian Sea. The recommendation for the award and supporting evidence was provided by the enemy.  The Citation, recorded in … Continue reading

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Alfred Edward Sephton VC

Alfred Edward Sephton (19/04/1911 – 19/05/1941), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Second World War On 18 May 1941 in the Mediterranean, south of Crete, while serving with HMS Coventry when she went to the assistance of a … Continue reading

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Frederick Thornton Peters VC, DSO, DSC*

Frederick Thornton Peters (17/09/1889 – 13/11/1942) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during Operation Reservist,  an attempt to capture Oran Harbour, Algeria during the Second World War.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 14 May 1943 Supplement: 36019 … Continue reading

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William Goate VC

William Goate (12/01/1836 – 24/10/1901) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Issue: 22212, Page: 5512, reads: “9th Lancers, Lance-Corporal W. … Continue reading

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Israel Harding VC.

Israel Harding (21/10/1833 – 22/05/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Egyptian War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 15 September 1882, Issue: 25147, Page: 4260, reads: “Mr. Israel Harding, Gunner, of Her Majesty’s Ship; … Continue reading

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William Nathan Wrighte Hewett VC, KCB, KCSI

William Nathan Wrighte Hewett  (12/08/1834 – 13/05/1888) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 652 reads: “Wm. Nathan Wright Hewett, Lieutenant. 1st. On the … Continue reading

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Hugh Stewart Cochrane VC

Hugh Stewart Cochrane (04/08/1829 – 23/04/1884) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the the Indian Mutiny in 1858 The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858 Issue: 22212, Page: 5518, reads: “86th Regiment (now the 16th … Continue reading

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