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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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Extraordinary courage: Victoria Cross for the guardsman who gave his life to protect his comrades

Courage: Lance Corporal James Ashworth is only the tenth British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross since the Second World War

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The Royal Marines – Stories From The Great War Part 4

Sgt Norman Finch Royal Marine Artillery wearing his Victoria Cross, c1920. Location unknown. Kalamazoo number: 9/2/B5 (1) ©Courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Marines Museum


Lance-Corporal Julien was a police officer from Trinidad who served in the British West Indies Regiment in both WWi and WWII. For his actions at the Damieh Bridgehead in the Jordan Valley of Palestine in 1918, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (recognising acts of gallantry by non-commissioned officers, regarded as second only to the Victoria Cross in prestige).The Caribbean History Archives: World War I in Trinidad


4th Dragoon Guards, attd as commanding officer 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment Lieutenant Colonel Carton de Wiart was awarded the Victoria Cross for the following action: "On 2 July - 3 July 1916, at La Boisselle, France, Lieutenant-Colonel


John Travers Cornwell VC (8 January 1900 – 2 June 1916), commonly known as Jack Cornwell or as Boy Cornwell, is remembered for his gallantry at the Battle of Jutland. At the age of only 16, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross

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Charles and Camilla honour Victoria and George Cross heroes at remembrance ceremony

Captain Rambahadur Limbu VC


The Victoria Cross - Rayene Simpson VC Warrant Officer Class II Rayene Stewart SIMPSON DCM Australian Army Training Team 6th and 11th May 1969, Kontum Province, South Vietnam


Frank de Pass VC JewishGen Blog: A Blog about Jewish Genealogy: British Soldiers of the Great War, 1914-1918