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European Warships to the Cape

I was given a whole stack of prints that were photographed of warships that called in Cape Town and Simonstown roughly between 1994 and 2002.  The photographer was Patrick Gavin Worman, and unfortunately like so many of us he was … Continue reading

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Edward Warner VC

Edward Warner (18/11/1883 – 02/05/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry during the defence of Hill 60, Ypres on 1 May 1915. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 29 June 1915, Issue: 29210, Page: 6270, reads: No. 7602 Private … Continue reading

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Charles Fitzclarence VC

Charles Fitzclarence (08/05/1865 – 02/11/1914) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War while serving in The Royal Fusiliers. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 6 July 1900, Issue: 27208, Page: 4196, reads: … Continue reading

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Frederick Fisher VC.

Frederick Fisher VC (03/08/1894 – 23/04/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions  during the Second Battle of Ypres, on 22 April 1915 near St Julien, Belgium. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 22 June 1915, Supplement: 29202, Page: 6115, reads: … Continue reading

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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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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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Clement Robertson VC

Clement Robertson (15/12/1890 – 04/10/1917) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Zonnebeke, Belgium, On 4 October 1917. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 14 December 1917, Supplement: 30433, Page: 13222, reads: “2nd Lieutenant Clement Robertson, … Continue reading

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Francis Aylmer Maxwell VC, CSI, DSO

Francis Aylmer Maxwell (07/09/1871 – 21/09/1917) Was awarded the Victoria Cross while attached to Roberts’s Light Horse during the Second Boer War On 31 March 1900 at Sanna’s Post (aka Korn Spruit), South Africa. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 … Continue reading

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