France jeux olympiques 1916

Noel Chavasse Noel Godfrey Chavasse was born in Oxford on 9th November, 1884. His father, Francis Chavasse, became Bishop of Liverpool in 1900. Chavasse was educated atLiverpool College and Trinity College, Oxford . After graduating with first class honours in 1907 he studied medicine. In 1908 Chavasse and his twin brother, Christopher, both represented Britain in the Olympic Games in the 400 metres. In 1909 Chavasse joined the Oxford University Officer Training Corps Medical Unit. The…

Canadian marathoner, famous Onondaga native Tom Longboat, won the Boston Marathon in 1907 in record time. In 1908, he represented Canada at the London Olympic Games. Longboat enlisted in the CEF in 1916, becoming a dispatch runner with the 107th Pioneer Battalion in France during WW1. Longboat was twice wounded running messages and orders between units. PHOTO: Tom Longboat buys a newspaper from a French paperboy, June 1917. (Canadian Official 1496)

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22.03.2013: Lance Corporal James Ashworth VC, 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards. Killed in Action aged just 23 in a firefight with Taliban insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, during which he intentionally put himself in the line of fire, thus saving the lives of fellow Guardsmen. He is only the tenth British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the UK's highest award for gallantry, since the Second World War. (Another hobnail in all Grenadier's…

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Lieutenant L. M. Platnauer, Brasenose College (1913–1914), Killed at Vimy Ridge (May 21, 1916). / Brasenose lost 115 men in the First World War, including a quarter of the 1913 year. (Wikipedia)

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Lieutenant General Adrian Carton De Wiart was shot and wounded eight times in an extraordinary military career

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31 July 1917: Thomas Whitham, Private, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES (PASSCHENDAELE) 31 JULY - 10 NOVEMBER 1917

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On September 22, 2011, in Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery, the grandsons of William George Barker presided at the erection of a monument to this famous World War One flying ace. The monument describes him as “The most decorated war hero in the history of Canada, the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations”. He had received a total of twelve First World War awards, including the Victoria Cross, among other English awards, as well as two medals from Italy and one from France.

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The first day of the Battle of the Somme was the bloodiest in the history of the British Army – and one which saw several acts of great bravery. By the end of July 1 1916, ten Victoria Crosses had been won.

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Montgomery | ... Montgomery (1887–1976), 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, GCB, DSO

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