Category Archives: Military Cross

Commando Winners of the Victoria Cross

The Commando Winners of the Victoria Cross Plaque may be found at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Lt Col Geoffrey Keyes VC, MC. Lt Col Charles Newman VC Sgt Thomas Durrant VC Maj Patrick Porteus VC L/Cpl Henry Harden … Continue reading

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William Barnsley Allen VC. DSO. MC*.

 William Barnsley Allen (08/06/1892 – 27/08/1933) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions with the Royal Field Artillery, near Mesnil, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 October 1916 Supplement: 29802 Page: 10394, reads “Captain William Barnsley Allen, M.C., M.B., Royal … Continue reading

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James Thomas Byford McCudden VC, DSO*, MC*, MM

James Thomas Byford McCudden (28/03/1895 – 09/07/1918 ) was awarded the Victoria Cross while serving in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 29 March 1918. Supplement: 30604, Page: 3997, reads: “His Majesty the KING has … 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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Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock VC, DSO, MC.

Edward Corringham “Mick” Mannock (24/05/1887 – 26/07/1918) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 18 July 1919, Issue: 31463, Page: 9136, … Continue reading

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John “Jack” Harrison VC, MC.

John “Jack” Harrison  (12/11/1890 – 03/05/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 3rd of May 1917 when ordered, with the rest of his brigade, to attack a wood near Oppy, Pas-de-Calais. The Citation, recorded in the … Continue reading

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Reverend Bernard William Vann VC, MC,

Reverend Bernard William Vann VC, MC. (09/07/1887 – 03/10/1918), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 29 September 1918 at Bellenglise and Lehaucourt, France. The Citation, recorded at the London Gazette of 13 December 1918. Supplement: 31067, Page: … Continue reading

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Rupert Price Hallowes VC, MC

Rupert Price Hallowes (05/05/1881 – 30/09/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions between 25 and 30 September 1915 at Hooge, Belgium. The Citation, recorded by the London Gazette on 16 November 1915, Supplement: 29371, Page: 11448 reads: “Temporary … Continue reading

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Eric Stuart Dougall VC, MC

Eric Stuart Dougall (13/04/1886 – 14/04/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 10 April 1918 at Messines, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 31 May 1918, Supplement: 30726, Page: 6571 reads: “Lt (A /Capt) Eric Stuart … Continue reading

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Harold Ackroyd VC, MC

Harold Ackroyd (18/07/1877 – 11/08/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions as a temporary captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the 6th Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, (Princess Charlotte of Wales`s) during the First World War.  … Continue reading

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