Victoria Cross

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Victoria Cross Winners:

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military award which is, or has been, awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories.

The Victoria Cross (French: Croix de Victoria) is also a  military decoration of Canada modelled on the original British Victoria Cross—instituted in 1856—in both intent and appearance, with several small changes. Created in 1993, it and the original are the highest honours in the Canadian honour system taking precedence over all other orders, decorations, and medals.

 

Victoria Cross UK

Victoria Cross Can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent article about a Victoria Cross found in the Thames river in London.

 

Victoria Cross Library in Ameliasburg, Ontario

 

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Ypres Belgium

This difficult to read scan is of page 367 of the War Illustrated Paper of Dec.5, 1914.

Shown are several VC winners including Maurice Dease, the first posthumous recipient

of the First World War. To read more on these and other VC winners just "Google" their names.

They include C.A.L.Yate, E.K.Bradbury,Douglas Reynolds,H.S.Ranken,Theodore Wright,

F.O.Grenfell, Maurice J.Dease,J.H.S.Dimmer,David Nelson,C.A.Jarvis,C.E.Garforth,G.T.Dorrell.

 

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2014

 

Frank's recent trip to Turkey and the site of the Gallipoli Penisula Campaign provided us with yet another reminder of the bravery and self-sacrifice of Victoria Cross recipients.   The Victoria Cross is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.  There is a web link to each soldier of WW1 whose names Frank encountered.

 

photo3                 Alexander Burton

 

 

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kenealy 002             William Stephen Kenealy

 

kenealy      kenealy-3

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 photo9    Gerald O'Sullivan

osullivan 2      osullivam 3  

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shout    Alfred John Shout

 

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smith     Alfred Victor Smith

 

smith   smith 2

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stubbes Frank Edward Stubbs

stubbs  stubb 2

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tisdall  Arthur Walderne Tisdall

 

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