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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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James Hendry GC

James Hendry (20/12/1911 – 13/06/1941) was was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his self sacrifice  on 13/06/1941 Loch Laggan, Scotland. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 30 March 1943, Supplement: 35962, Page: 1511 reads:  “The KING has been graciously … Continue reading

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John *Jock” Rennie GC

John *Jock” Rennie (1919 – 29/10/1943) was awarded the George Cross for the gallantry he displayed in protecting others during a training accident at Riddlesworth near Slough on 29 October 1943. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 May 1944, Supplement: 36529, Page: … Continue reading

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Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn VC

Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn (27/11/1870 – 04/07/1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions the at Elandslaagte during the Anglo Boer War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 20 July 1900, Issue: 27212, Page: 4509, reads:  “The Gordon Highlanders, Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn: At … Continue reading

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Wallace Duffield Wright VC, CB, CMG, DSO

Wallace Duffield Wright (20/09/1875 – 25/03/1953) was awarded the Victoria Cross on 26 February 1903 while serving with the 1st Battalion Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) attached to the Northern Nigeria Regiment, during the Kano-Sokoto Expedition in Nigeria. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 11 September  … Continue reading

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William Reynolds VC

William Reynolds (1827 – 20/10/1869) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 20 September 1854 at the Battle of the Alma, Crimean Peninsula, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 657, reads: “Scots Fusilier Guards, No. 3308 … Continue reading

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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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