Tag Archives: First World War

Former St Peter’s Cheltenham War Memorial

I first spotted the church from the 41 bus going to Cheltenham and was always tempted to climb out and take a closer look. The building just has the impressive look about it. However, do not be deceived because it … Continue reading

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The Machine Gun Corps Memorial

The Machine Gun Corps Memorial,  is located on the north side of the traffic island at Hyde Park Corner near the Wellington Arch. The memorial is also known as “The Boy David” as it depicts a 2.7m bronze statue of a nude David by Francis Derwent Wood.  The figure … Continue reading

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George Allan Maling. VC

George Allan Maling (6/10/1888 – 9/07/1929), was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving with the 12th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own)  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 16 November 1915,  Supplement: 29371,  Page: 11448, reads:  … Continue reading

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William Barnsley Allen VC. DSO. MC*.

 William Barnsley Allen (08/06/1892 – 27/08/1933) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions with the Royal Field Artillery, near Mesnil, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 October 1916 Supplement: 29802 Page: 10394, reads “Captain William Barnsley Allen, M.C., M.B., Royal … Continue reading

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Sir Walter Norris Congreve VC.

Walter Norris Congreve (20/11/1862 – 28/02/1927) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving as a Captain in the Rifle Brigade during the Anglo Boer War at the Battle of Colenso. Along with Lieutenant Frederick Roberts, Cpl George Nurse and  Harry Norton … Continue reading

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Arthur Martin-Leake VC*

Arthur Martin-Leake (04/04/1874 – 22/06/1953) is one of three men who were awarded the Victoria Cross twice.  While attached to the 5th Field Ambulance during the Second Boer War on 8 February 1902,  he was awarded his first VC for his … Continue reading

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James Thomas Byford McCudden VC, DSO*, MC*, MM

James Thomas Byford McCudden (28/03/1895 – 09/07/1918 ) was awarded the Victoria Cross while serving in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 29 March 1918. Supplement: 30604, Page: 3997, reads: “His Majesty the KING has … Continue reading

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William Hackett VC

William Hackett (11/06/1873 – 27/06/1916) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 22 June/23 June 1916 at Shaftesbury Avenue Mine, near Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 4 August 1916, Supplement: 29695, Page: 7744, reads: “No. … Continue reading

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Thomas Tannatt Pryce VC, MC*

Thomas Tannatt Pryce (17/01/1886 – 13/04/1918) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions On 11 April 1918 at Vieux-Berquin, France while an acting captain in the 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 21 May … Continue reading

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James MacKenzie VC

James MacKenzie (02/04/1889 – 19/12/1914) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 19th of  December 1914 at Rouges Blancs, France. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 16 February 1915, Supplement: 29074, Page: 1700 reads: “8185 Private James … Continue reading

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