Category Archives: Military

Ross Lowis Mangles VC

Ross Lowis Mangles (14/04/1833 – 28/02/1905), a civilian,  was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 30th July, 1857, during the Indian Mutiny at Arrah. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 July 1859, Issue: 22283, Page: 2629, reads: “Mr. Ross Lowis Mangles,  of the … Continue reading

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William Kenny VC

William Kenny (24/08/1880 – 10/01/1936) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery on 23 October 1914 near Ypres, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 16 February 1915, Supplement: 29074, Page: 1699 reads:  “6535 Drummer William Kenny, 2nd Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders. … Continue reading

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James Hollowell VC

James Hollowell (1823 – 04/04/1876) was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 26 September 1857 at the Siege of Lucknow, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 18 June 1858, Issue: 22154, Page: 2958, reads: “78th … 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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William Ratcliffe VC. MM.

William Ratclifffe (18/01/1884 – 26/03/1963), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 14 June 1917 at Messines, Belgium,  The Citation, published in the London Gazette of 31 July 1917, Supplement: 30215 Page: 7907, reads: “No. 2251 Pte. William Ratcliffe, S. Lane. E. For … Continue reading

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Arthur Herbert Lindsay Richardson VC.

Arthur Herbert Lindsay Richardson (23/09/1872 –  15/12/1932) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Wolvespruit, about 15 miles north of Standerton, Transvaal, South Africa, on 5 July 1990. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 14 September 1900 Issue: 27229 … Continue reading

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Wallace (Wally) Arnold Oakes GC.

Wallace (Wally) Arnold Oakes (23/04/1932 – 12/06/1965), a traindriver with British Rail, was awarded the George Cross posthumously for his bravery on 5th June 1965. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette published on 15 October 1965, Supplement: 43793, Page: … 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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