Tag Archives: Victoria Cross

Frederick Hitch VC

Frederick Hitch (27/11/1856 – 06/01/1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo-Zulu War on 22–23 January 1879. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 2 May 1879, Issue: 24717, Page: 3178 reads: “THE Queen has been graciously … Continue reading

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William Hope VC

William Hope (12/04/1834 – 17/12/1909) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War  on 18 June 1855 at Sebastopol, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 5 May 1857,  Issue: 21997,  Page: 1578, reads: “7th Regiment, Lieutenant William Hope, Date of Act of … Continue reading

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Lachhiman Gurung VC

Lachhiman Gurung (30/12/1917 – 12/12/2010), a member of the 4th Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles of the Indian Army, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in May 1945 at Taungdaw, Burma. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of … Continue reading

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Alfred Kirke Ffrench VC

Alfred Kirke Ffrench (25/02/1835 – 28/12/1872) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 16 November 1857 at Lucknow, India during the Indian Rebellion. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Issue: 22212, Page: 5513, reads: “53rd Regiment, Lieutenant Alfred Kirke Ffrench. Date … 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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