Tag Archives: World War 2

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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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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Forest Frederick Edward “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas GC

Forest Frederick Edward “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas (17/06/1902 – 26/02/1964) was a British Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent in the Second World War and was awarded the George Cross for his clandestine work behind enemy lines.  Yeo-Thomas was known by the Gestapo as “The White Rabbit”.  … 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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The Fourteenth Army Memorial

In the same space occupied by the Bristol Cenotaph in Magpie Park is the The Fourteenth Army Memorial.  The Fourteenth Army, also known as the Forgotten Army,  was a multi-national force comprising units from Commonwealth countries during World War II. It’s  operations in the Burma Campaign were easily … Continue reading

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Donald Owen Clarke GC

Donald Owen Clarke (05/03/1923 – 08/09/1942) was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his actions on 08-09/08/1942 off coast of Trinidad while a crewman of the tanker San Emiliano. “On the night of the 8th-9th August 1942, Clarke was serving … Continue reading

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Michael Gibson GC

Michael Gibson (06/1906 – 18/10/1940) was awarded the George Cross for his actions on 17 October 1940 in Coventry. He was 34 years old and serving in the Corps of Royal Engineers when he and Second Lieutenant Alexander “Sandy” Campbell … Continue reading

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Alexander Fraser Campbell GC

Alexander Fraser “Sandy” Campbell (02/05/1898 – 18/10/1940) was awarded the George Cross for his actions on 17 October 1940 in Coventry. “He was 42 years old and serving in the Corps of Royal Engineers when he and Sergeant Michael Gibson … Continue reading

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George Walter Inwood GC

George Walter Inwood (22/09/1905 – 16/10/1940) was awarded the George Cross while serving with the Home Guard in Birmingham between 15-16 October 1940. “He was 34 years old and serving in the Home Guard. After a heavy air raid, Inwood … Continue reading

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