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Richard Raymond Willis VC.

Richard Raymond Willis (13/10/1876 – 09/02/1966) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during World War One at Gallipoli. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 August 1915, Issue: 29273, Page: 8395,  reads: “His Majesty the KING has been graciously … Continue reading

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William George Nicholas Manley VC

William George Nicholas Manley (17/12/1831 – 16/11/1901) was awarded the Victoria Cross for action during the Waikato-Hauhau Maori War on 29 April 1864 near Tauranga, New Zealand. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 September 1864, Issue: 22896, Page: 455, reads: … Continue reading

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John Simpson Knox VC.

John Simpson Knox (30/09/1828 – 08/01/1897) 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: 662, reads: “2nd Bat. Rifle Brigade, Lieutenant John Knox. When serving as … Continue reading

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James Forbes-Robertson VC, DSO, MC, DL

James Forbes-Robertson, 07/07/1884 – 05/08/1955) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 11/12 April 1918 near Vieux Berquin, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 21 May 1918, Supplement: 30697, Page: 6057 reads:  “Captain (A./Lt.-Col.) James Forbes-Robertson, D.S.O., M.C., Bord. … Continue reading

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Thomas de Courcy Hamilton VC.

Thomas de Courcy Hamilton (20/07/1825 – 03/03/1908) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Sebastopol in 1855. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 661, reads: “Captain T. De Courcy Hamilton. For having, on … Continue reading

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