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Frederick Daniel Parslow VC

Frederick Daniel Parslow (14/01/1856 – 04/07/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while in the Atlantic during The first World War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 23 May 1919 Supplement: 31354 Page: 6445, reads: “Lieutenant Frederick Parslow, … Continue reading

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Kennington Park Civilian War Dead Memorial

Kennington Park (Google Earth  51.484066°  -0.108817°)  in South London has a Civilian War Memorial, and it commemorates the over 100 people that were killed in an air raid trench in the park on 15 October 1940. A 50lb bomb caused … Continue reading

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Poplar Civilian War Dead Memorial

During my visit to Tower Hamlets Cemetery in London I was hoping to get images of the Civilian War Dead memorial in the cemetery that I had read about previously. And while it was not my only goal I wandered … Continue reading

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Camberwell Civilian War Dead Memorial

The Camberwell Civilian War Dead Memorial may be found in Camberwell new Cemetery (Google Earth co-ordinates:  51.452983°  -0.047741°). Unfortunately the day of my visit was a dull and miserable one and the memorial was being restored. There are two sets of name … Continue reading

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Sir Luke O’ Connor VC KCB

Luke O’Connor (20/01/1831 – 01/2/1915) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War in 1854. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 659, reads: “23rd Regiment. Lieutenant Luke O’Connor. During the … Continue reading

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Herbert James VC. MC.

Herbert Walter James (30/11/1888 – 15/08/1958) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the First World War at Gallipoli.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of  31 August 1915, Supplement: 29281, Page: 8700, reads: “Second Lieutenant Herbert James, 4th … Continue reading

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Guy Hudleston Boisragon VC

Guy Hudleston Boisragon (05/11/1864 – 14/07/1931) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Hunza-Naga Campaign, India, in 1891 . The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 12 July 1892, Issue: 26306, Page: 4006,  reads: “Indian Staff Corps. Lieutenant … Continue reading

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The Soviet War Memorial

This memorial, the only one of its kind in the UK is situated in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, in the London Borough of Southwark, and is adjacent to the Imperial War Museum.  The inscription reads: (First line in Russian) This Memorial Commemorates … Continue reading

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Thomas Joseph Crean VC, DSO

Thomas Joseph Crean (19/04/1873 – 25/03/1923)  was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War in 1901. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 11 February 1902, Issue: 27405, Page: 843, reads: “1st Imperial Light Horse. Surgeon Captain Thomas … Continue reading

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Thomas Hancock VC.

Thomas Hancock (07/1822-12/03/1871) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 15 January 1858, Issue: 22083, Page: 178, reads: “9th Lancers. Privates Thomas Hancock and John Purcell . The guns, I am … Continue reading

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