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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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George Allan Maling. VC

George Allan Maling (6/10/1888 – 9/07/1929), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving with the 12th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own)  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 16 November 1915,  Supplement: 29371,  Page: 11448, reads:  … 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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William Temple VC

William Temple (07/11/1833 – 13/02/1919) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the New Zealand Wars in 1863 at Rangiriri The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 September 1864, Issue: 22896, Page: 4552 reads: “Royal Artillery.  Assistant-Surgeon William Temple and Lieutenant … Continue reading

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James Henry Reynolds VC

James Henry Reynolds (03/02/1844 – 04/03/1932) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift during the Zulu War in 1879. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 17 June 1879, Issue: 24734, Page: 3966, reads: “Army Medical Department, Surgeon … Continue reading

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Alrewas Village War Memorial

The War Memorial in Alrewas seems almost superfluous when the National Memorial Arboretum is relatively close by, but then the war memorial has been around much longer. A bus service runs between the village and Lichfield. The Arboretum is in … Continue reading

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Reginald Frederick Johnson Hayward VC, MC*

Captain Reginald Frederick Johnson Hayward VC was the son of stockbreeder Frederick and Gertrude Hayward. He was born on 17 June 1891 at the Beersheba Mission Station near Swartruggens, East Griqualand, and was educated at Hilton College Natal, Durban Business … Continue reading

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