Tag Archives: World War 1

Roll of Honour. St John’s College, Houghton

St John’s College in Houghton has a very strong connection to the military, and there are two chapels on the premises. The larger chapel houses the Roll of Honour, whereas the Crypt Chapel has the Delville Wood Cross in it. … Continue reading

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Royal Naval Division Memorial in London

The Royal Naval Division Memorial is located on Horse Guards Parade in London, but unfortunately is almost lost in the space as it is such a modest structure. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and was unveiled on 25 … Continue reading

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Cyril Hubert Frisby VC

Cyril Hubert Frisby (17/09/1885 – 10/09/1961) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 27 September 1918 at the Battle of Canal du Nord, near Graincourt, France. The Citation, recorded on the London Gazette of 26 November 1918, Supplement: 31034, Page: 14039, reads: “Gds. … Continue reading

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William Robert Fountaine Addison VC

Reverand William Robert Fountaine Addison (18/09/1883 – 07/01/1962) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his conspicuous bravery on  9 April 1916 at Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 26 September 1916, Supplement: 29765, Page: 9417, reads:  “Rev. William Robert Fountaine … Continue reading

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The Old Contemptibles Plaque (Southampton)

In my meanderings around cemeteries in the UK I sometimes encounter plaques on the graves of the “Old Contemptibles”. Unfortunately they are not that easy to research because it is easier to research a soldier that died in the war … Continue reading

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Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby VC

Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby (03/02/1885 – 25/09/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the first day of the Battle of Loos. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 28 March 1916, Supplement: 29527, Page: 3409 reads:  “Captain Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby, … Continue reading

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Anketel Moutray Read VC

Anketell Moutray Read (27/10/1884 – 25/09/1915 was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 25 September 1915 near Hulluch, France.   The Citation, published in the London Gazette of 16 November 1915,  Supplement: 29371, Page: 11447 reads: “Captain Anketell Montray Read, 1st Battalion, The … 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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Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC*, MC

Noel Godfrey Chavasse (09/11/1884 – 04/08/1917) was first awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 9 August 1916, at Guillemont, France when he attended to the wounded all day under heavy fire. The Citation, Recorded in the London Gazette, issue 29802,  page … Continue reading

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William Mariner VC

William Mariner (29/05/1882 – 01/07/1916) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the First World War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of: 22 June 1915, Supplement: 29202, Page: 6116, reads:  “No. 2052 Private William Mariner, 2nd Battalion, The … Continue reading

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