Category Archives: Military

Frederick Hitch VC

Frederick Hitch (27/11/1856 – 06/01/1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo-Zulu War on 22–23 January 1879. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 2 May 1879, Issue: 24717, Page: 3178 reads: “THE Queen has been graciously … Continue reading

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Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer GC

Bertram Stuart Trevelyan Archer (03/02/1915 – 03/05/2015) was awarded the George Cross for extensive work on defusing German bombs dropped on United Kingdom during World War II. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 30 September 1941, Issue: 35292, Page: 5653, … Continue reading

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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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James Hendry GC

James Hendry (20/12/1911 – 13/06/1941) was was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his self sacrifice  on 13/06/1941 Loch Laggan, Scotland. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 30 March 1943, Supplement: 35962, Page: 1511 reads:  “The KING has been graciously … Continue reading

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William Hope VC

William Hope (12/04/1834 – 17/12/1909) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War  on 18 June 1855 at Sebastopol, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 5 May 1857,  Issue: 21997,  Page: 1578, reads: “7th Regiment, Lieutenant William Hope, Date of Act of … Continue reading

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Lachhiman Gurung VC

Lachhiman Gurung (30/12/1917 – 12/12/2010), a member of the 4th Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles of the Indian Army, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in May 1945 at Taungdaw, Burma. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of … Continue reading

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Alfred Kirke Ffrench VC

Alfred Kirke Ffrench (25/02/1835 – 28/12/1872) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 16 November 1857 at Lucknow, India during the Indian Rebellion. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Issue: 22212, Page: 5513, reads: “53rd Regiment, Lieutenant Alfred Kirke Ffrench. Date … Continue reading

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Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn VC

Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn (27/11/1870 – 04/07/1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions the at Elandslaagte during the Anglo Boer War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 20 July 1900, Issue: 27212, Page: 4509, reads:  “The Gordon Highlanders, Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn: At … Continue reading

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Wallace Duffield Wright VC, CB, CMG, DSO

Wallace Duffield Wright (20/09/1875 – 25/03/1953) was awarded the Victoria Cross on 26 February 1903 while serving with the 1st Battalion Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) attached to the Northern Nigeria Regiment, during the Kano-Sokoto Expedition in Nigeria. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 11 September  … Continue reading

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William Reynolds VC

William Reynolds (1827 – 20/10/1869) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 20 September 1854 at the Battle of the Alma, Crimean Peninsula, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 657, reads: “Scots Fusilier Guards, No. 3308 … Continue reading

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