Tag Archives: Arras Memorial to the Missing

Albert White VC

Albert White (01/12/1892 – 19/05/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions On 19 May 1917 at Monchy-le-Preux, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 26 June 1917, Supplement: 30154, Page: 6382,  reads: “No. 24866 Sjt. Albert White, late … Continue reading

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Oliver Cyril Spencer Watson VC, DSO

Oliver Cyril Spencer Watson (07/09/1876 – 28/03/1918), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 28 March 1918 at Rossignol Wood, north of Hebuterne, France while an Acting Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. The … Continue reading

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George Jarratt VC.

George Jarratt (20/07/1891 – 03/05/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 3rd of May 1917 near Pelves, France The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 June 1917, Supplement: 30122, Page: 5705, reads: “No. 55295 Cpl. George Jarratt, … Continue reading

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Basil Arthur Horsfall VC

Basil Arthur Horsfall (04/10/1887 – 21/03/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 21 March 1918, between Moyenneville and Ablainzevelle, France.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 21 May 1918, Supplement: 30697, Page: 6058, reads: “2nd Lt. Basil … Continue reading

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David Philip Hirsch VC

David Philip Hirsch  (28/12/1896 – 23/04/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 23rd of April 1917 near Wancourt, France,  The Citation recorded in the London Gazette of 12 June 1917, Supplement: 30130, Page: 5865, reads:  “2nd Lt. (A/Capt.) … 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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John MacLaren Erskine VC

John MacLaren Erskine VC  (13/01/1894 – 14/04/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 22nd of June 1916 at Givenchy, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of  4 August 1916, Supplement: 29695, Page: 7744,  reads: “No. 7064 Acting Sergt. … Continue reading

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Alexander Edwards VC

Alexander Edwards (04/11/1885 – 24/03/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for for his actions at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge during the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 14 September 1917, Supplement: … Continue reading

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Bernard Matthew Cassidy VC

Bernard Matthew Cassidy (17/08/1892 – 28/03/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Spring Offensive on 28 March 1918 at Arras, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 30 April 1918, Supplement: 30667, Page: 5354,  reads: “2nd … Continue reading

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Ernest Frederick Beal VC

Ernest Frederick Beal (27/01/1885 – 22/03/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for for his actions on 21/22 March 1918 at St-Léger, France. (Saint-Léger lies 16 km south of Arras)  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 31 May 1918, Supplement: … Continue reading

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