Category Archives: Belgium

Hugh McDonald McKenzie VC, DCM

Hugh McDonald McKenzie VC, DCM (05/12/1885 – 30/10/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 30th of October 1917 at the Meetscheele Spur, near Passchendaele, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 12 February 1918, … Continue reading

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Sidney Clayton Woodroffe VC

Sidney Clayton Woodroffe (17/12/1895 – 30/07/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 30 July 1915 at Hooge, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette, of 3 September 1915, Supplement: 29286, Page: 8839, reads: “His Majesty the KING has … Continue reading

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Dennis George Wyldbore Hewitt VC

Dennis George Wyldbore Hewitt (18/12/1897 – 31/07/1917) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 31 July 1917 north-east of Ypres, Belgium The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 14 September 1917, Supplement: 30284, Page: 9532, reads: “2nd- Lt. Denis … Continue reading

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Frederick Youens VC

Frederick Youens (14/08/1892 – 07/07/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 7 July 1917 near Hill 60, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 31 July 1917, Supplement: 30215, Page: 7906, reads: “L.I. For most conspicuous bravery … Continue reading

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John Kendrick Skinner VC, DCM

John Kendrick Skinner (05/02/1883 – 17/03/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Battle of Passchendaele on 18 August 1917 at Wijdendrift, Belgium. The Citation, recorded by the London Gazette of 14 September 1917, Supplement: 30284, Page: 9533, reads: “No, … Continue reading

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John Lynn VC, DCM

John Lynn (1887 – 03/05/1915) while serving as a private in the 2nd Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 2 May 1915 near Ypres, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 29 … Continue reading

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Eric Stuart Dougall VC, MC

Eric Stuart Dougall (13/04/1886 – 14/04/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 10 April 1918 at Messines, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 31 May 1918, Supplement: 30726, Page: 6571 reads: “Lt (A /Capt) Eric Stuart … Continue reading

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Frederick Birks VC, MM

Frederick Birks (31/08/1894 – 21/09/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 21 September 1917 during the Battle of Menin Road.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 6 November 1917, Supplement: 30372  Page: 11568 reads: “His Majesty 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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John Franks Vallentin VC.

John Franks Vallentin (14/05/1882 – 07/11/1914) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the first Battle of Ypres. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of  16 February 1915, Supplement: 29074, Page: 1700, reads: “Captain John Franks Vallentin, 1st Battalion, … Continue reading

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