List of Victoria Cross recipients (A–F)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is part of an alphabetical series: see (G–M) and (N–Z).

The Victoria Cross (VC) is a military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. It takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals, and may be awarded to a person of any rank in any service and to civilians under military command.[1] The award was officially constituted when Queen Victoria issued a warrant under the Royal sign-manual on 29 January 1856 that was gazetted on 5 February 1856.[2] The order was backdated to 1854 to recognise acts of valour during the Crimean War.[3] The first awards ceremony was held on 26 June 1857, where Queen Victoria invested 62 of the 111 Crimean recipients in a ceremony in Hyde Park.[1]

The first citations of the VC, particularly those in the initial gazette of 24 February 1857, varied in the details of each action; some specify date ranges while some specify a single date. The original Royal Warrant did not contain a specific clause regarding posthumous awards, although official policy was not to award the VC posthumously.[4] Between 1897 and 1901, several notices were issued in the London Gazette regarding soldiers who would have been awarded the VC had they survived. In a partial reversal of policy in 1902, six of the soldiers mentioned were granted the VC, but not "officially" awarded the medal. In 1907, the posthumous policy was completely reversed and medals were sent to the next of kin of the six soldiers.[5] The Victoria Cross warrant was not officially amended to explicitly allow posthumous awards until 1920, but one quarter of all awards for the First World War were posthumous.[4][6] Three people have been awarded the VC and Bar, which is a medal for two actions; Noel Chavasse, Arthur Martin-Leake and Charles Upham.[7] Chavasse received both medals for actions in the First World War, while Martin-Leake was awarded his first VC for actions in the Second Boer War, and his second for actions during the First World War. Charles Upham received both VCs for actions during the Second World War.

The Victoria Cross has been awarded 1,356 times to 1,353 individual recipients. The largest number of recipients for one campaign is the First World War, for which 628 medals were awarded to 627 recipients.[8] The largest number awarded for actions on a single day was 24 on 16 November 1857, at the Second Relief of Lucknow, during the Indian Mutiny.[9] The largest number awarded for a single action was 18, for the assault on Sikandar Bagh, during the Second Relief of Lucknow. The largest number awarded to one unit during a single action was seven, to the 2nd/24th Foot, for the defence of Rorke's Drift (22–23 January 1879), during the Zulu War.[10] Since 1991, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have created their own separate Victoria Crosses: the Victoria Cross for Australia, the Victoria Cross for Canada, and the Victoria Cross for New Zealand. Only three of these separate medals have been awarded, all for actions in the War in Afghanistan; Willie Apiata received the Victoria Cross for New Zealand on 26 July 2007; Mark Donaldson received the Victoria Cross for Australia on 16 January 2009; and Ben Roberts-Smith was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia on 23 January 2011.[11] As these are separate medals, they are not included in this list.[12]

The youngest recipient of the VC was Andrew Fitzgibbon who was fifteen at the time of the action that earned him the VC. By comparison, the oldest recipient was William Raynor at 61 at the time of his action in 1857.[13] There have been several VCs awarded to close relatives. Four pairs of brothers and three fathers and sons have been awarded the VC. In his book Victoria Cross Heroes, Lord Ashcroft notes the story of the Gough family as possibly the "bravest family." Major Charles Gough was awarded the VC in 1857 for saving his brother, Lieutenant Hugh Gough who then went on to win a VC himself in the same year, after he charged enemy guns. Charles' son, John Gough, then went on to win the family's third VC in 1903.[14]

Recipients (A–F)[edit]

By default this list sorts alphabetically. Indian and Nepalese convention is for the family name first and the given name second;[15] this is reflected in this list. The rank column sorts by the rank of the recipient at the time of the action. This column sorts by the comparative rank of the recipient within the British Armed Forces command structure. Within the British Armed Forces the Navy is the Senior Service, followed by the Army and then the Royal Air Force (RAF).

  •       This along with a * indicates that the Victoria Cross was awarded posthumously.
Name Rank Unit Campaign Date of action
Aaron, ArthurArthur Aaron NOR-7.1Acting Flight Sergeant No. 218No. 218 Squadron RAF Second World War 1943-08-1212 August 1943*
Abdul Hafiz NOR-9.9Jemadar 0099th Jat Infantry Second World War 1944-04-066 April 1944*
Ablett, AlfredAlfred Ablett NOR-2.2Private Grenadier Guards Crimean War 1855-09-022 September 1855
Ackroyd, HaroldHarold Ackroyd OF-2.2Temp. Captain Royal Army Medical Corps First World War 1917-07-3131 July 1917 to
1 August 1917
Acton, AbrahamAbraham Acton NOR-2.2Private Border Regiment First World War 1914-12-2121 December 1914
Adams, JamesJames Adams NOR-0Reverend Bengal Ecclesiatical Regiment Second Afghan War 1879-12-1111 December 1879
Adams, RobertRobert Adams OF-4.2Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Corps of Guides Tirah Campaign 1897-08-1717 August 1897
Addison, HenryHenry Addison NOR-2.2Private 04343rd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1859-01-022 January 1859
Addison, WilliamWilliam Addison NOR-0Chaplain Royal Army Chaplains' Department First World War 1916-04-099 April 1916
Adlam, TomTom Adlam OF-1.2Temp. Second Lieutenant Bedfordshire Regiment First World War 1916-09-2727–28 September 1916
Agansing Rai NOR-4.2Naik 0055th Gurkha Rifles Second World War 1944-06-2626 June 1944
Agar, AugustusAugustus Agar OF-2.3Lieutenant HM Coastal Motor Boat 4 North Russia Relief Force 1919-06-1717 June 1919
Aikman, FrederickFrederick Aikman OF-1.6Lieutenant 0044th Bengal Native Infantry Indian Mutiny 1858-03-011 March 1858
Aitken, RobertRobert Aitken OF-1.6Lieutenant 01313th Bengal Native Infantry Indian Mutiny 1857-06-3030 June 1857 to
22 November 1857[A]
Albrecht, HermanHerman Albrecht NOR-2.2Trooper Imperial Light Horse Second Boer War 1900-01-066 January 1900
Alexander, ErnestErnest Alexander OF-3.2Major Royal Field Artillery First World War 1914-08-2424 August 1914
Alexander, JohnJohn Alexander NOR-2.2Private 09090th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1855-06-1818 June 1855
Algie, WallaceWallace Algie OF-1.6Lieutenant 0011st Battalion, CEF First World War 1918-10-1111 October 1918*
Haidar, AliAli Haidar NOR-2.2Sepoy 01313th Frontier Force Rifles Second World War 1945-04-099 April 1945
Allen, WilliamWilliam Allen OF-2.2Captain Royal Army Medical Corps First World War 1916-09-033 September 1916,
Allen, WilliamWilliam Allen NOR-4.2Corporal 02424th Regiment of Foot Zulu War 1879-02-2222–23 January 1879
Allmand, MichaelMichael Allmand OF-2.2Acting Captain 0066th Gurkha Rifles Second World War 1944-06-1111 June 1944
23 June 1944*[A]
Amey, WilliamWilliam Amey NOR-3.2Lance Corporal Royal Warwickshire Regiment First World War 1918-11-044 November 1918
Anderson, CharlesCharles Anderson NOR-2.2Private 0022nd Dragoon Guards Indian Mutiny 1858-10-088 October 1858
Anderson, CharlesCharles Anderson OF-4.2Lieutenant Colonel 0088th Division, AIF Second World War 1942-01-1818–22 January 1942
Anderson, EricEric Anderson NOR-2.2Private East Yorkshire Regiment Second World War 1943-04-066 April 1943*
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson OF-3.2Acting Major Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) Second World War 1943-04-2323 April 1943
Anderson, WilliamWilliam Anderson NOR-4.2Corporal Green Howards First World War 1915-03-1212 March 1915*
Anderson, WilliamWilliam Anderson OF-4.2Acting Lieutenant Colonel Highland Light Infantry First World War 1918-03-2525 March 1918*
Andrew, LeslieLeslie Andrew NOR-4.2Corporal Wellington Infantry Regiment First World War 1917-07-3131 July 1917
Andrews, HenryHenry Andrews OF-2.2Temp. Captain Indian Medical Service Waziristan Campaign 1919-10-2222 October 1919*
Angus, WilliamWilliam Angus NOR-3.2Lance Corporal Highland Light Infantry First World War 1915-06-1212 June 1915
Annand, RichardRichard Annand OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry Second World War 1940-05-1515 May 1940
Anson, AugustusAugustus Anson OF-2.2Captain 08484th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-09-2828 September 1857,
16 November 1857[A]
Archibald, AdamAdam Archibald NOR-2.2Sapper Corps of Royal Engineers First World War 1918-11-044 November 1918
Arthur, ThomasThomas Arthur NOR-2.2Gunner Royal Regiment of Artillery Crimean War 1855-06-077 June 1855
Ashford, ThomasThomas Ashford NOR-2.2Private 0077th Regiment of Foot Second Afghan War 1880-08-1616 August 1880
Ashworth, JamesJames Ashworth NOR-2.2Lance Corporal 0071st Battalion The Grenadier Guards Helmand 2013-03-1613 June 2012*
Atkinson, AlfredAlfred Atkinson NOR-5.2Sergeant Yorkshire Regiment Second Boer War 1900-02-1818 February 1900
Auten, HaroldHarold Auten OF-2.3Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve First World War 1918-07-3030 July 1918
Axford, ThomasThomas Axford NOR-3.2Lance Corporal 01616th Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-07-044 July 1918
Aylmer, FentonFenton Aylmer OF-2.2Captain Royal Engineers Hunza-Naga Campaign 1891-12-022 December 1891
Babtie, WilliamWilliam Babtie OF-3.2Major Royal Army Medical Corps Second Boer War 1899-12-1515 December 1899
Badcoe, PeterPeter Badcoe OF-3.2Major Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Vietnam War 1967-02-2323 February 1967[A]
7 March 1967
7 April 1967*
Badlu Singh OF-2.2Ressaidar 01414th Murray's Jat Lancers First World War 1918-09-2323 September 1918*
Baker, CharlesCharles Baker OF-1.6Lieutenant Bengal Police Battalion Indian Mutiny 1858-09-2727 September 1858
Ball, AlbertAlbert Ball OF-2.2Temp. Captain No. 056No. 56 Squadron RFC First World War 1917-04-2525 April 1917 to
6 May 1917*[A]
Bambrick, ValentineValentine Bambrick NOR-2.2Private 06060th Rifles Indian Mutiny 1858-05-066 May 1858
Bamford, EdwardEdward Bamford OF-2.2Captain Royal Marine Light Infantry First World War 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918
Bankes, WilliamWilliam Bankes OF-1.2Cornet 0077th Queen's Own Hussars Indian Mutiny 1858-03-1919 March 1858
Barber, EdwardEdward Barber NOR-2.2Private Grenadier Guards First World War 1915-03-1212 March 1915*
Barker, WilliamWilliam Barker OF-3.2Acting Major No. 001No. 1 Squadron RFC First World War 1918-10-2727 October 1918
Barratt, ThomasThomas Barratt NOR-2.2Private South Staffordshire Regiment First World War 1917-07-2727 July 1917*
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett OF-1.6Lieutenant Leicestershire Regiment First World War 1918-09-2424 September 1918
Barron, ColinColin Barron NOR-4.2Corporal 0033rd Battalion, CEF First World War 1917-11-066 November 1917
Barry, JohnJohn Barry NOR-2.2Private Royal Irish Regiment Second Boer War 1901-01-077 January 1901
Barter, FrederickFrederick Barter NOR-8.2Company Sergeant Major Royal Welsh Fusiliers First World War 1915-05-1616 May 1915
Barton, CyrilCyril Barton OF-1.1Pilot Officer No. 578No. 578 Squadron RAF Second World War 1944-03-3030 March 1944*
Baskeyfield, JohnJohn Baskeyfield NOR-5.0Lance-Sergeant South Staffordshire Regiment Second World War 1944-09-2020 September 1944*
Bassett, CyrilCyril Bassett NOR-4.2Corporal New Zealand Divisional Signal Company First World War 1915-08-077 August 1915
Bates, SidneySidney Bates NOR-4.2Corporal Royal Norfolk Regiment Second World War 1944-08-066 August 1944*[C]
Batten-Pooll, ArthurArthur Batten-Pooll OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers First World War 1916-06-2525 June 1916
Baxter, EdwardEdward Baxter OF-1.2Second Lieutenant King's (Liverpool Regiment) First World War 1916-04-1818 April 1916*
Baxter, FrankFrank Baxter NOR-2.2Trooper Bulawayo Field Force Matabeleland Rebellion 1896-04-2222 April 1896
Bazalgette, IanIan Bazalgette OF-3.1Squadron Leader No. 635No. 635 Squadron RAF Second World War 1944-08-044 August 1944*
Beach, ThomasThomas Beach NOR-2.2Private 05555th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1854-11-055 November 1854
Beak, DanielDaniel Beak OF-4.3Commander Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve First World War 1918-08-2121 August 1918 to
8 September 1918[A]
Beal, ErnestErnest Beal OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Green Howards First World War 1918-03-2121–22 March 1918*
Beatham, RobertRobert Beatham NOR-2.2Private 0088th Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-08-099 August 1918*
Beattie, StephenStephen Beattie OF-3.3Lieutenant Commander HMS Campbeltown Second World War 1942-03-2727 March 1942
Beauchamp-Proctor, AndrewAndrew Beauchamp-Proctor OF-2.2Captain No. 084No. 84 Squadron RFC First World War 1918-08-088 August 1918 to
8 October 1918[A]
Beeley, JohnJohn Beeley NOR-2.2Rifleman King's Royal Rifle Corps Second World War 1941-11-2121 November 1941*
Bees, WilliamWilliam Bees NOR-2.2Private Sherwood Foresters Second Boer War 1901-09-3030 September 1901
Beesley, WilliamWilliam Beesley NOR-2.2Private Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) First World War 1918-05-088 May 1918
Beet, HarryHarry Beet NOR-4.2Corporal Derbyshire Regiment Second Boer War 1900-04-2222 April 1900
Beharry, JohnsonJohnson Beharry NOR-2.2Private Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Operation Telic 2004-05-011 May 2004,
11 June 2004[A]
Belcher, DouglasDouglas Belcher NOR-5.0Lance-Sergeant London Regiment First World War 1915-05-1313 May 1915
Bell, DavidDavid Bell NOR-2.2Private 24th Regiment of Foot Andaman Islands Expedition 1867-05-077 May 1867
Bell, DonaldDonald Bell OF-1.2Temp. Second Lieutenant Green Howards First World War 1916-07-055 July 1916
Bell, EdwardEdward Bell OF-2.2Captain Royal Welch Fusiliers Crimean War 1854-09-2020 September 1854
Bell, EricEric Bell OF-2.2Temp. Captain Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers First World War 1916-07-011 July 1916*
Bell, FrederickFrederick Bell OF-1.6Lieutenant West Australian Mounted Infantry Second Boer War 1901-05-1616 May 1901
Bell, MarkMark Bell OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Engineers First Ashanti Expedition 1874-02-044 February 1874
Bell-Davies, RichardRichard Bell-Davies OF-3.3Squadron Commander No. 003No. 3 Squadron RNAS First World War 1915-11-1919 November 1915
Bellew, EdwardEdward Bellew OF-1.6Lieutenant 0077th Battalion, CEF First World War 1915-04-2424 April 1915
Bennett, EugeneEugene Bennett OF-1.6Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment First World War 1916-11-055 November 1916
Bent, PhilipPhilip Bent OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Leicestershire Regiment First World War 1917-10-011 October 1917*
Bent, SpencerSpencer Bent NOR-2.2Drummer East Lancashire Regiment First World War 1914-11-011 November 1914
Beresford, WilliamWilliam Beresford OF-2.2Captain 0099th Lancers Zulu War 1879-07-033 July 1879
Bergin, JamesJames Bergin NOR-2.2Private 33rd Regiment of Foot Abyssinian War 1868-04-1313 April 1868
Berryman, JohnJohn Berryman NOR-5.2Sergeant 01717th Lancers Crimean War 1854-10-2525 October 1854
Best-Dunkley, BertramBertram Best-Dunkley OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Lancashire Fusiliers First World War 1917-07-3131 July 1917*
Bhanbhagta Gurung NOR-2.2Rifleman 0022nd Gurkha Rifles Second World War 1945-03-055 March 1945
Bhandari Ram NOR-2.2Sepoy 01010th Baluch Regiment Second World War 1944-11-2222 November 1944
Bingham, EdwardEdward Bingham OF-4.3Commander HMS NestorHMS Nestor First World War 1916-05-3131 May 1916
Birks, FrederickFrederick Birks OF-1.2Second Lieutenant 0066th Battalion, AIF First World War 1917-09-2121 September 1917
Bisdee, JohnJohn Bisdee NOR-2.2Trooper Tasmanian Colonial Forces Second Boer War 1900-09-011 September 1900
Bishop, BillyBilly Bishop OF-2.2Captain No. 060No. 60 Squadron RAF First World War 1917-06-022 June 1917
Bissett, WilliamWilliam Bissett OF-1.6Lieutenant Princess Louises's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) First World War 1918-10-2525 October 1918
Blackburn, ArthurArthur Blackburn OF-1.2Second Lieutenant 01010th Battalion, AIF First World War 1916-07-2323 July 1916
Blair, JamesJames Blair OF-2.2Captain 0022nd Bombay Light Cavalry Indian Mutiny 1857-08-1212 August 1857,
23 October 1857[A]
Blair, RobertRobert Blair OF-1.6Lieutenant 0022nd Dragoon Guards Indian Mutiny 1857-09-2828 September 1857
Blaker, FrankFrank Blaker OF-3.2Major 0099th Gurkha Rifles Second World War 1944-07-099 July 1944*
Bloomfield, WilliamWilliam Bloomfield OF-2.2Captain 0022nd South African Mounted Brigade First World War 1916-08-2424 August 1916
Bogle, AndrewAndrew Bogle OF-1.6Lieutenant 07878th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-07-2929 July 1857
Boisragon, GuyGuy Boisragon OF-1.6Lieutenant 5th Gurkha Rifles Hunza-Naga Campaign 1891-12-022 December 1891
Bonner, CharlesCharles Bonner OF-2.3Lieutenant HMS DunravenHMS Dunraven First World War 1917-08-088 August 1917
Booth, AnthonyAnthony Booth NOR-7.2Colour Sergeant 08018th Regiment of Foot Zulu War 1879-03-1212 March 1879
Booth, FrederickFrederick Booth NOR-5.2Sergeant British South Africa Police First World War 1917-02-1212 February 1917
Borella, AlbertAlbert Borella OF-1.6Lieutenant 02626th Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-07-1717 July 1918
Borton, ArthurArthur Borton OF-4.2Lieutenant Colonel London Regiment First World War 1917-11-077 November 1917
Boughey, StanleyStanley Boughey OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers First World War 1917-12-011 December 1917*
Boulger, AbrahamAbraham Boulger NOR-3.2Lance Corporal 08484th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-07-1212 July 1857 to
25 September 1857[A]
Boulter, WilliamWilliam Boulter NOR-5.2Sergeant Northamptonshire Regiment First World War 1916-07-1414 July 1916
Bourchier, ClaudClaud Bourchier OF-1.6Lieutenant Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) Crimean War 1854-11-2020 November 1854
Bourke, RowlandRowland Bourke OF-2.3Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve First World War 1918-05-099–10 May 1918
Boyd-Rochfort, GeorgeGeorge Boyd-Rochfort OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Scots Guards First World War 1915-08-033 August 1915
Boyes, DuncanDuncan Boyes OF-1.3Midshipman HMS Eurayalus Bombardment of Shimonoseki 1864-09-066 September 1864
Boyle, EdwardEdward Boyle OF-3.3Lieutenant Commander HMS E14HMS E14 First World War 1915-04-2727 April 1915
Bradbury, EdwardEdward Bradbury OF-2.2Temp. Captain Royal Horse Artillery First World War 1914-09-011 September 1914
Bradford, GeorgeGeorge Bradford OF-3.3Lieutenant Commander HMS Iris II First World War 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918*
Bradford, RolandRoland Bradford OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Durham Light Infantry First World War 1916-10-011 October 1916
Bradley, FrederickFrederick Bradley NOR-2.2Driver Royal Field Artillery Second Boer War 1901-09-2626 September 1901
Joseph Bradshaw NOR-2.2Private Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) Crimean War 1855-04-2222 April 1855
Bradshaw, WilliamWilliam Bradshaw NOR-3.0Assistant surgeon 09090th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-09-2626 September 1857
Brennan, JosephJoseph Brennan NOR-2.2Bombardier Royal Regiment of Artillery Indian Mutiny 1858-04-033 April 1858
Brereton, AlexanderAlexander Brereton NOR-4.2Acting Corporal 0088th Battalion, CEF First World War 1918-08-099 August 1918
Brillant, JeanJean Brillant OF-1.6Lieutenant 02222nd Battalion, CEF First World War 1918-08-088–9 August 1918*
Brodie, WalterWalter Brodie OF-2.2Captain Highland Light Infantry First World War 1914-11-1111 November 1914
Bromhead, GonvilleGonville Bromhead OF-1.6Lieutenant 02424th Regiment of Foot Zulu War 1879-02-2222–23 January 1879
Bromley, CuthbertCuthbert Bromley OF-3.2Temp. Major Lancashire Fusiliers First World War 1915-04-2525 April 1915
Brooke, JamesJames Brooke OF-1.6Lieutenant Gordon Highlanders First World War 1914-10-2929 October 1914*
Brooks, EdwardEdward Brooks NOR-8.2Company Sergeant Major Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry First World War 1917-04-2828 April 1917
Brooks, OliverOliver Brooks NOR-5.0Lance-Sergeant Coldstream Guards First World War 1915-10-088 October 1915
Brown, DonaldDonald Brown NOR-5.2Sergeant Otago Infantry Regiment First World War 1916-09-1515 September 1916
Brown, EdwardEdward Brown OF-3.2Major 01414th Hussars Second Boer War 1900-10-1313 October 1900
Brown, FrancisFrancis Brown OF-1.6Lieutenant 0011st European Bengal Fusiliers Indian Mutiny 1857-11-1616 November 1857
Brown, HarryHarry Brown NOR-2.2Private 01010th Battalion, CEF First World War 1917-08-1616 August 1917*
Brown, PeterPeter Brown NOR-2.2Trooper Cape Mounted Riflemen Basuto War 1879-04-088 April 1879
Brown, WalterWalter Brown NOR-4.2Corporal 02020th Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-07-066 July 1918
Browne, EdwardEdward Browne OF-1.6Lieutenant 02424th Regiment of Foot Zulu War 1879-03-2929 March 1879
Browne, SamSam Browne OF-2.2Captain 04646th Bengal Native Infantry Indian Mutiny 1858-08-3131 August 1858
Bruce, WilliamWilliam Bruce OF-1.6Lieutenant 05959th Scinde Rifles First World War 1914-12-1919 December 1914*
Brunt, JohnJohn Brunt OF-2.2Temp. Captain Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) Second World War 1944-12-099 December 1944*
Bryan, ThomasThomas Bryan NOR-3.2Lance Corporal Royal Northumberland Fusiliers First World War 1917-04-099 April 1917
Buchan, JohnJohn Buchan OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Princess Louises's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) First World War 1918-03-2121 March 1918*
Buchanan, AngusAngus Buchanan OF-2.2Temp. Captain South Wales Borderers First World War 1916-04-055 April 1916
Buckingham, WilliamWilliam Buckingham NOR-2.2Private Royal Leicestershire Regiment First World War 1915-03-1010 March 1915
12 March 1915
Buckley, AlexanderAlexander Buckley NOR-4.2Temp. Corporal 05454th Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-09-011–2 September 1918*
Buckley, CecilCecil Buckley OF-2.3Lieutenant HMS Miranda Crimean War 1855-05-2929 May 1855
Buckley, JohnJohn Buckley NOR-0Assistant Commissary Commissariat Department Indian Mutiny 1857-05-1111 May 1857
Buckley, MauriceMaurice Buckley NOR-5.2Sergeant 01313th Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-09-1818 September 1918
Budd, BryanBryan Budd NOR-4.2Corporal Parachute Regiment War in Afghanistan 2006-07-2727 July 2006
20 August 2006*[A]
Bugden, PatrickPatrick Bugden NOR-2.2Private 03131st Battalion, AIF First World War 1917-09-2626–28 September 1917*
Buller, RedversRedvers Buller OF-4.2Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 06060th Rifles Zulu War 1879-03-2828 March 1879
Burges, DanielDaniel Burges OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel South Wales Borderers First World War 1918-09-1818 September 1918
Burgoyne, HughHugh Burgoyne OF-2.3Lieutenant HMS Swallow Crimean War 1855-05-2929 May 1855
Burman, WilliamWilliam Burman NOR-5.2Sergeant Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) First World War 1917-09-2020 September 1917
Burslem, NathanielNathaniel Burslem OF-1.6Lieutenant 67th Regiment of Foot Third China War 1860-08-2121 August 1860
Burt, AlfredAlfred Burt NOR-4.2Corporal Hertfordshire Regiment First World War 1915-09-2727 September 1915
Burton, AlexanderAlexander Burton NOR-4.2Corporal 0077th Battalion, AIF First World War 1915-08-099 August 1915*
Burton, RichardRichard Burton NOR-2.2Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment Second World War 1944-10-088 October 1944
Bushell, ChristopherChristopher Bushell OF-4.2Lieutenant Colonel Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment First World War 1918-03-2323 March 1918
Butler, JohnJohn Butler OF-1.6Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps First World War 1914-11-1717 November 1914
Butler, ThomasThomas Butler OF-1.6Lieutenant 0011st European Bengal Fusiliers Indian Mutiny 1858-03-099 March 1858
Butler, WilliamWilliam Butler NOR-2.2Private Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) First World War 1917-08-066 August 1917
Bye, RobertRobert Bye NOR-5.2Sergeant Welsh Guards First World War 1917-07-3131 July 1917
Byrne, JamesJames Byrne NOR-2.2Private 08686th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1858-04-033 April 1858
Byrne, JohnJohn Byrne NOR-2.2Private 06868th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1854-11-055 November 1854
Byrne, ThomasThomas Byrne NOR-2.2Private 21st Lancers Sudan Campaign 1898-09-022 September 1898
Bythesea, JohnJohn Bythesea OF-2.3Lieutenant HMS Arrogant Crimean War 1854-08-099 August 1854
Cadell, ThomasThomas Cadell OF-1.6Lieutenant 0022nd European Bengal Fusiliers Indian Mutiny 1857-06-1212 June 1857
Cafe, WilliamWilliam Cafe OF-2.2Captain 05656th Bengal Native Infantry Indian Mutiny 1858-04-1515 April 1858
Caffrey, JohnJohn Caffrey NOR-2.2Private York and Lancaster Regiment First World War 1915-11-1616 November 1915
Cain, RobertRobert Cain OF-3.2Temp. Major South Staffordshire Regiment Second World War 1944-09-1717–25 September 1944
Cairns, GeorgeGeorge Cairns OF-1.6Lieutenant South Staffordshire Regiment Second World War 1944-03-1313 March 1944*[C]
Cairns, HughHugh Cairns NOR-5.2Sergeant 04646th Battalion, CEF First World War 1918-11-011 November 1918*
Caldwell, ThomasThomas Caldwell NOR-5.2Sergeant Royal Scots Fusiliers First World War 1918-10-3131 October 1918
Calvert, LaurenceLaurence Calvert NOR-5.2Sergeant King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) First World War 1918-09-1212 September 1918
Cambridge, DanielDaniel Cambridge NOR-2.2Bombardier Royal Regiment of Artillery Crimean War 1855-09-088 September 1855
Cameron, AylmerAylmer Cameron OF-1.6Lieutenant 07272nd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1858-03-3030 March 1858
Cameron, DonaldDonald Cameron OF-2.3Lieutenant HMS X6 Second World War 1943-09-2222 September 1943
Campbell, FrederickFrederick Campbell OF-1.6Lieutenant 0011st Battalion, CEF First World War 1915-06-1515 June 1915*
Campbell, GordonGordon Campbell OF-4.3Commander HMS Farnborough First World War 1917-02-1717 February 1917
Campbell, JohnJohn Campbell OF-6.2Acting Brigadier Royal Horse Artillery Second World War 1941-11-2121–23 November 1941
Campbell, JohnJohn Campbell OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Coldstream Guards First World War 1916-09-1515 September 1916
Campbell, KennethKenneth Campbell OF-1.5Flying Officer No. 022No. 22 Squadron RAF Second World War 1941-04-066 April 1941*
Campbell, LorneLorne Campbell OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) Second World War 1943-04-066 April 1943
Carless, JohnJohn Carless NOR-2.3Ordinary Seaman HMS Caledon First World War 1917-11-1717 November 1917*
Carlin, PatrickPatrick Carlin NOR-2.2Private 01313th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1858-04-066 April 1858
Carmichael, JohnJohn Carmichael NOR-5.2Sergeant Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) First World War 1917-09-088 September 1917
Carne, JamesJames Carne OF-4.2Lieutenant Colonel Gloucestershire Regiment Korean War 1950-04-2222–23 April 1951
Carpenter, AlfredAlfred Carpenter OF-5.3Captain HMS Vindictive First World War 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918
Carroll, JohnJohn Carroll NOR-2.2Private 03333rd Battalion, AIF First World War 1917-06-077–12 June 1917
Carter, HerbertHerbert Carter OF-1.6Lieutenant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Fourth Somaliland Expedition 1903-12-1919 December 1903
Carter, NelsonNelson Carter NOR-8.2Company Sergeant Major Royal Sussex Regiment First World War 1916-06-3030 June 1916*
Carton de Wiart, AdrianAdrian Carton de Wiart OF-4.2Lieutenant Colonel 0044th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards First World War 1916-07-022–3 July 1916
Cartwright, GeorgeGeorge Cartwright NOR-2.2Private 03333rd Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-10-3131 October 1918
Cassidy, BernardBernard Cassidy OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers First World War 1918-03-2828 March 1918*
Castleton, ClaudeClaude Castleton NOR-5.2Sergeant 0055th Machine Gun Corps First World War 1916-07-2828–29 July 1916*
Cates, GeorgeGeorge Cates OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) First World War 1917-03-088 March 1917*
Cather, GeoffreyGeoffrey Cather OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) First World War 1916-07-011 July 1916*
Cator, HarryHarry Cator NOR-5.2Sergeant East Surrey Regiment First World War 1917-04-099 April 1917
Chafer, GeorgeGeorge Chafer NOR-2.2Private East Yorkshire Regiment First World War 1916-06-033–4 June 1916
Champion, JamesJames Champion NOR-7.2Troop Sergeant Major 0088th King's Royal Irish Hussars Indian Mutiny 1858-09-088 September 1858
Channer, GeorgeGeorge Channer OF-2.2Captain Bengal Staff Corps Perak War 1875-12-2020 December 1875
Chaplin, JohnJohn Chaplin OF-1.2Ensign 67th Regiment of Foot Third China War 1860-08-2121 August 1860
Chapman, EdwardEdward Chapman NOR-4.2Corporal Monmouthshire Regiment Second World War 1945-04-022 April 1945
Chard, JohnJohn Chard OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Engineers Zulu War 1879-02-2222–23 January 1879
Charlton, EdwardEdward Charlton NOR-2.2Guardsman Irish Guards Second World War 1945-04-2121 April 1945*
Chase, WilliamWilliam Chase OF-1.6Lieutenant 02828th Native Infantry Second Afghan War 1880-08-1616 August 1880
Chatta Singh NOR-2.2Sepoy 0099th Bhopal Infantry First World War 1916-01-1313 January 1916
Chavasse, NoelNoel Chavasse[B] OF-2.2Captain Royal Army Medical Corps First World War 1916-08-099 August 1916
31 July 1917 to
2 August 1917
Cherry, PercyPercy Cherry OF-2.2Captain 02626th Battalion, AIF First World War 1917-03-2626 March 1917*
Cheshire, LeonardLeonard Cheshire OF-3.1Squadron Leader No. 035No. 35 Squadron RAF
No. 76 Squadron RAF
No. 617 Squadron RAF
Second World War 1940-00-001940–1944[A]
Chhelu Ram NOR-8.2Company Havildar Major 0066th Rajputana Rifles Second World War 1943-04-1919–20 April 1943*
Chicken, GeorgeGeorge Chicken CivilianCivilian Indian Naval BrigadeIndian Naval Brigade Indian Mutiny 1858-09-2727 September 1858
Chowne, AlbertAlbert Chowne OF-1.6Lieutenant 2/22/2nd Battalion, AIF Second World War 1945-03-2525 March 1945*
Christian, HarryHarry Christian NOR-2.2Private King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) First World War 1915-10-1818 October 1915
Christie, JohnJohn Christie NOR-3.2Lance Corporal London Regiment First World War 1917-12-2121–22 December 1917
Clamp, WilliamWilliam Clamp NOR-4.2Corporal Green Howards First World War 1917-10-099 October 1917*
Clare, GeorgeGeorge Clare NOR-2.2Private 0055th Royal Irish Lancers First World War 1917-11-2828–29 November 1917*
Clarke, JamesJames Clarke NOR-5.2Sergeant Lancashire Fusiliers First World War 1918-11-022 November 1918
Clarke, LeoLeo Clarke NOR-4.2Acting Corporal 0022nd Battalion, CEF First World War 1916-09-099 September 1916
Clark-Kennedy, WilliamWilliam Clark-Kennedy OF-4.2Lieutenant Colonel 02424th Battalion, CEF First World War 1918-08-2727–28 August 1918
Clements, JohnJohn Clements NOR-4.2Corporal Rimington's Guides Second Boer War 1901-02-2424 February 1901
Clifford, HenryHenry Clifford OF-1.6Lieutenant Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) Crimean War 1854-11-055 November 1854
Clogstoun, HerbertHerbert Clogstoun OF-2.2Captain 01919th Madras Native Infantry Indian Mutiny 1859-01-1515 January 1859
Cloutman, BrettBrett Cloutman OF-3.2Acting Major Corps of Royal Engineers First World War 1918-11-066 November 1918
Cobbe, AlexanderAlexander Cobbe OF-2.2Captain King's African Rifles Second Somaliland Expedition 1902-10-066 October 1902
Cochrane, HughHugh Cochrane OF-1.6Lieutenant 08686th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1858-04-011 April 1858
Cockburn, HampdenHampden Cockburn OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Canadian Dragoons Second Boer War 1900-11-077 November 1900
Coffey, WilliamWilliam Coffey NOR-2.2Private 03434th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1855-03-2929 March 1855
Coffin, CliffordClifford Coffin OF-6.2Temp. Brigadier General Corps of Royal Engineers First World War 1917-07-066 July 1917
Coghill, NevillNevill Coghill OF-1.6Lieutenant 02424th Regiment of Foot Zulu War 1879-01-2222 January 1879*
Coleman, JohnJohn Coleman NOR-5.2Sergeant 09797th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1855-08-3030 August 1855
Colley, HaroldHarold Colley NOR-5.2Acting Sergeant Lancashire Fusiliers First World War 1918-08-2525 August 1918*
Collin, JosephJoseph Collin OF-1.2Second Lieutenant King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) First World War 1918-04-099 April 1918*
Collings-Wells, JohnJohn Collings-Wells OF-4.2Acting Lieutenant Colonel Bedfordshire Regiment First World War 1918-03-2222–27 March 1918*
Collins, JohnJohn Collins NOR-4.2Acting Corporal Royal Welsh Fusiliers First World War 1917-10-3131 October 1917
Collis, JamesJames Collis NOR-2.2Gunner Royal Horse Artillery Second Afghan War 1880-07-2727 July 1880
Coltman, WilliamWilliam Coltman NOR-3.2Lance Corporal Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) First World War 1918-10-033–4 October 1918
Columbine, HerbertHerbert Columbine NOR-2.2Private Machine Gun Corps First World War 1918-03-2222 March 1918*
Colvin, HughHugh Colvin OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Cheshire Regiment First World War 1917-09-2020 September 1917
Colvin, JamesJames Colvin OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Engineers Mohmand Campaign 1897-09-1616 September 1897
Colyer-Fergusson, ThomasThomas Colyer-Fergusson OF-2.2Acting Captain Northamptonshire Regiment First World War 1917-07-3131 July 1917*
Combe, RobertRobert Combe OF-1.6Lieutenant 02727th Battalion, CEF First World War 1917-05-033 May 1917*
Commerell, JohnJohn Commerell OF-4.3Commander HMS Weser Crimean War 1855-10-1111 October 1855
Congreve, WalterWalter Congreve OF-2.2Captain Rifle Brigade Second Boer War 1899-12-1515 December 1899
Congreve, BillyBilly Congreve OF-3.2Major Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) First World War 1916-07-066–20 July 1916
Connolly, WilliamWilliam Connolly NOR-2.2Gunner Bengal Horse ArtilleryBengal Horse Artillery Indian Mutiny 1857-07-077 July 1857
Connors, JohnJohn Connors NOR-2.2Private 0033rd Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1855-09-088 September 1855
Conolly, JohnJohn Conolly OF-1.6Lieutenant 04949th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1854-10-2626 October 1854
Cook, JohnJohn Cook OF-2.2Captain 0055th Gurkha Rifles Second Afghan War 1878-12-022 December 1878
Cook, WalterWalter Cook NOR-2.2Private 04242nd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1859-01-1515 January 1859
Cooke, ThomasThomas Cooke NOR-2.2Private 0088th Battalion, AIF First World War 1916-07-2424–25 July 1916*
Cookson, EdgarEdgar Cookson OF-3.3Lieutenant Commander HMS Comet First World War 1915-09-2828 September 1915*
Cooper, EdwardEdward Cooper NOR-5.2Sergeant King's Royal Rifle Corps First World War 1917-08-1616 August 1917
Cooper, HenryHenry Cooper NOR-8.3Boatswain HMS Miranda Crimean War 1855-06-033 June 1855
Cooper, JamesJames Cooper NOR-2.2Private 24th Regiment of Foot Andaman Islands Expedition 1867-05-077 May 1867
Coppins, FrederickFrederick Coppins NOR-4.2Corporal 0088th Battalion, CEF First World War 1918-08-099 August 1918
Corbett, FrederickFrederick Corbett OF-1.6Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps Occupation of Egypt 1882-08-055 August 1882
Cornwell, JackJack Cornwell NOR-1.3First Class Boy HMS Chester First World War 1916-05-3131 May 1916*[C]
Cosens, AubreyAubrey Cosens NOR-5.2Sergeant Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Second World War 1945-02-2322–23 February 1945*
Cosgrove, WilliamWilliam Cosgrove NOR-4.2Corporal Royal Munster Fusiliers First World War 1915-04-2626 April 1915
Costello, EdmondEdmond Costello OF-1.6Lieutenant 22nd Punjab Infantry Siege of Malakand 1897-07-2626 July 1897
Cotter, WilliamWilliam Cotter NOR-4.2Acting Corporal Buffs (East Kent Regiment) First World War 1916-03-066 March 1916*[C]
Coughlan, CorneliusCornelius Coughlan NOR-7.2Colour Sergeant 07575th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-06-088 June 1857
Coulson, GustavusGustavus Coulson OF-1.6Lieutenant King's Own Scottish Borderers Second Boer War 1901-05-1818 May 1901*
Counter, JackJack Counter NOR-2.2Private King's (Liverpool Regiment) First World War 1918-04-1616 April 1918
Coury, GabrielGabriel Coury OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) First World War 1916-08-088 August 1916
Coverdale, CharlesCharles Coverdale NOR-5.2Sergeant Manchester Regiment First World War 1917-10-044 October 1917
Cowley, CharlesCharles Cowley OF-3.3Lieutenant Commander Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve First World War 1916-04-2424–25 April 1916*
Cox, ChristopherChristopher Cox NOR-2.2Private Bedfordshire Regiment First World War 1917-03-1313 March 1917
Craig, JamesJames Craig NOR-7.2Colour Sergeant Scots Fusiliers Guards Crimean War 1855-09-066 September 1855
Craig, JohnJohn Craig OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers First World War 1917-06-055 June 1917
Crandon, HarryHarry Crandon NOR-2.2Private 01818th Royal Hussars Second Boer War 1901-07-044 July 1901
Creagh, GarrettGarrett Creagh OF-2.2Captain Bombay Staff Corps Second Afghan War 1879-04-2121 April 1879
Crean, ThomasThomas Crean OF-2.2Surgeon Captain Imperial Light Horse Second Boer War 1901-12-1818 December 1901
Crichton, JamesJames Crichton NOR-2.2Private Auckland Infantry Regiment First World War 1918-09-3030 September 1918
Crimmin, JohnJohn Crimmin OF-1.2Surgeon Bombay Medical Service British rule in Burma 1889-01-011 January 1889
Crisp, ThomasThomas Crisp NOR-8.3Skipper Royal Naval Reserve First World War 1917-08-1515 August 1917*
Croak, JohnJohn Croak NOR-2.2Private 01313th Battalion, CEF First World War 1918-08-088 August 1918*
Cross, ArthurArthur Cross NOR-3.2Lance Corporal Machine Gun Corps First World War 1918-03-2525 March 1918
Crowe, JohnJohn Crowe OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment First World War 1918-04-1414 April 1918
Crowe, JosephJoseph Crowe OF-1.6Lieutenant 07878th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-08-1212 August 1857
Cruickshank, JohnJohn Cruickshank OF-1.5Flying Officer No. 210No. 210 Squadron RAF Second World War 1944-07-1717–18 July 1944
Cruickshank, RobertRobert Cruickshank NOR-2.2Private London Scottish Regiment First World War 1918-05-011 May 1918
Crutchley, VictorVictor Crutchley OF-2.3Lieutenant HMS Vindictive First World War 1918-05-099 May 1918
Cubitt, WilliamWilliam Cubitt OF-1.6Lieutenant 01313th Bengal Native Infantry Indian Mutiny 1857-06-3030 June 1857
Cumming, ArthurArthur Cumming OF-4.2Lieutenant-Colonel Frontier Force Regiment Second World War 1942-01-033 January 1942
Cuninghame, WilliamWilliam Cuninghame OF-1.6Lieutenant Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) Crimean War 1854-11-2020 November 1854
Cunningham, JohnJohn Cunningham OF-1.6Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regiment First World War 1916-11-1313 November 1916
Cunningham, JohnJohn Cunningham NOR-4.2Corporal Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment First World War 1917-04-1212 April 1917*[C]
Currey, WilliamWilliam Currey NOR-2.2Private 05353rd Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-09-011 September 1918
Currie, DavidDavid Currie OF-3.2Major South Alberta Regiment Second World War 1944-08-1818–20 August 1944
Curtis, AlbertAlbert Curtis NOR-2.2Private East Surrey Regiment Second Boer War 1900-02-2323 February 1900
Curtis, HenryHenry Curtis NOR-5.3Boatswain's Mate Naval Brigade Crimean War 1855-06-1818 June 1855
Curtis, HoraceHorace Curtis NOR-5.2Sergeant Royal Dublin Fusiliers First World War 1918-10-1818 October 1918
Curtis, PhilipPhilip Curtis OF-1.6Lieutenant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Korean War 1950-04-2222–23 April 1951*
Cutler, RodenRoden Cutler OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Australian Artillery Second World War 1941-06-1919 June 1941 to
6 July 1941
Dalton, JamesJames Dalton NOR-0Assistant Commissary Commissariat DepartmentCommissariat and Transport Department Zulu War 1879-02-2222–23 January 1879
Dalziel, HenryHenry Dalziel NOR-2.2Driver 01515th Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-07-044 July 1918
Danaher, JohnJohn Danaher NOR-2.2Trooper Nourse's Horse First Boer War 1881-01-1616 January 1881
Dancox, FrederickFrederick Dancox NOR-2.2Private Worcestershire Regiment First World War 1917-10-099 October 1917
Daniel, EdwardEdward Daniel OF-1.3Midshipman HMS Diamond Crimean War 1854-10-1818 October 1854
Daniels, HarryHarry Daniels NOR-8.2Company Sergeant Major Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) First World War 1915-03-1212 March 1915
D'Arcy, HenryHenry D'Arcy OF-2.2Captain Frontier Light Horse Zulu War 1879-07-033 July 1879
Dartnell, WilburWilbur Dartnell OF-1.6Temp. Lieutenant Royal FusiliersRoyal Fusiliers First World War 1915-09-033 September 1915*
Darwan Negi NOR-4.2Naik 03939th Garhwal Rifles First World War 1914-11-2323–24 November 1914
Daunt, JohnJohn Daunt OF-1.6Lieutenant 01111th Bengal Native Infantry Indian Mutiny 1857-10-022 October 1857
Davey, PhillipPhillip Davey NOR-4.2Corporal 01010th Battalion, AIF First World War 1918-06-2828 June 1918
Davies, JamesJames Davies NOR-4.2Corporal Royal Welsh Fusiliers First World War 1917-07-3131 July 1917*[C]
Davies, JohnJohn Davies NOR-4.2Corporal Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) First World War 1918-03-2424 March 1918
Davies, JosephJoseph Davies NOR-4.2Corporal Royal Welsh Fusiliers First World War 1916-07-2020 July 1916
Davis, GronowGronow Davis OF-2.2Captain Royal Regiment of Artillery Crimean War 1855-09-088 September 1855
Davis, JamesJames Davis NOR-2.2Private 04242nd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1858-04-1515 April 1858
Dawson, JamesJames Dawson NOR-4.2Corporal Corps of Royal Engineers First World War 1915-10-1313 October 1915
Day, GeorgeGeorge Day OF-2.3Lieutenant HMS Recruit Crimean War 1855-09-1717 September 1855
Day, SidneySidney Day NOR-4.2Corporal Suffolk Regiment First World War 1917-08-2626 August 1917
Daykins, JohnJohn Daykins NOR-5.2Acting Sergeant York and Lancaster Regiment First World War 1918-10-2020 October 1918
de Montmorency, RaymondRaymond de Montmorency OF-1.6Lieutenant 21st Lancers Sudan Campaign 1898-09-022 September 1898
de Pass, FrankFrank de Pass OF-1.6Lieutenant 03434th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse First World War 1914-11-2424 November 1914*
de Wind, EdmundEdmund de Wind OF-1.2Second Lieutenant Royal Irish Rifles First World War 1918-03-2121 March 1918*
Dean, DonaldDonald Dean OF-1.6Temp. Lieutenant Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) First World War 1918-09-2324–26 September 1918
Dean, PercyPercy Dean OF-2.3Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve First World War 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918
Dease, MauriceMaurice Dease OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers First World War 1914-08-2323 August 1914*
Dempsey, DenisDenis Dempsey NOR-2.2Private 01010th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-08-1212 August 1857,
14 March 1858[A]
Derrick, TomTom Derrick NOR-5.2Sergeant 02626th Brigade, AIF Second World War 1943-11-2424 November 1943
Diamond, BernardBernard Diamond NOR-5.2Sergeant Bengal Horse ArtilleryBengal Horse Artillery Indian Mutiny 1857-09-2828 September 1857
Dick-Cunyngham, WilliamWilliam Dick-Cunyngham OF-1.6Lieutenant 09292nd Regiment of Foot Second Afghan War 1879-12-1313 December 1879
Dickson, CollingwoodCollingwood Dickson OF-4.2Lieutenant-Colonel Royal Regiment of Artillery Crimean War 1854-10-1717 October 1854
Digby-Jones, RobertRobert Digby-Jones OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Engineers Second Boer War 1900-01-066 January 1900
Dimmer, JohnJohn Dimmer OF-1.6Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps First World War 1914-11-1212 November 1914
Dinesen, ThomasThomas Dinesen NOR-2.2Private 04242nd Battalion, CEF First World War 1918-08-1212 August 1918
Divane, JohnJohn Divane NOR-2.2Private 06060th Rifles Indian Mutiny 1857-09-1010 September 1857
Dixon, MatthewMatthew Dixon OF-2.2Captain Royal Regiment of Artillery Crimean War 1855-04-1717 April 1855
Dobson, ClaudeClaude Dobson OF-4.3Commander HM Coastal Motor Boat 31 North Russia Relief Force 1919-08-1818 August 1919
Dobson, FrederickFrederick Dobson NOR-2.2Private Coldstream Guards First World War 1914-09-2828 September 1914
Donnini, DennisDennis Donnini NOR-2.2Fusilier Royal Scots Fusiliers Second World War 1945-01-1818 January 1945*
Donohoe, PatrickPatrick Donohoe NOR-2.2Private 0099th Queen's Royal Lancers Indian Mutiny 1857-09-2828 September 1857
Doogan, JohnJohn Doogan NOR-2.2Private 1st King's Dragoon Guards First Boer War 1881-01-2828 January 1881
Dorrell, GeorgeGeorge Dorrell NOR-8.2Battery Sergeant Major Royal Horse Artillery First World War 1914-09-011 September 1914
Dougall, EricEric Dougall OF-2.2Acting Captain Royal Field Artillery First World War 1918-04-1010 April 1918*
Doughty-Wylie, CharlesCharles Doughty-Wylie OF-4.2Lieutenant Colonel Royal Welsh Fusiliers First World War 1915-04-2626 April 1915*
Douglas, CampbellCampbell Douglas NOR-3.0Assistant surgeon 24th Regiment of Foot Andaman Islands Expedition 1867-05-077 May 1867
Douglas, HenryHenry Douglas OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps Second Boer War 1899-12-1111 December 1899
Douglas-Hamilton, AngusAngus Douglas-Hamilton OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders First World War 1915-09-2525–26 September 1915*
Dowell, GeorgeGeorge Dowell OF-1.6Lieutenant Royal Marine Artillery Crimean War 1855-07-1313 July 1855
Dowling, WilliamWilliam Dowling NOR-2.2Private 03232nd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-07-044 July 1857,
27 September 1857[A]
Down, JohnJohn Down OF-1.2Ensign 05757th Regiment of Foot New Zealand Land Wars 1863-10-022 October 1863
Downie, RobertRobert Downie NOR-5.2Sergeant Royal Dublin Fusiliers First World War 1916-10-2323 October 1916
Doxat, AlexisAlexis Doxat OF-1.6Lieutenant Imperial Yeomanry Second Boer War 1900-10-2020 October 1900
Doyle, MartinMartin Doyle NOR-8.2Company Sergeant Major Royal Munster Fusiliers First World War 1918-09-022 September 1918
Drain, JobJob Drain NOR-2.2Driver Royal Field Artillery First World War 1914-08-2626 August 1914
Drake, AlfredAlfred Drake NOR-4.2Corporal Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) First World War 1915-11-2323 November 1915*
Dresser, TomTom Dresser NOR-2.2Private Green Howards First World War 1917-05-1212 May 1917
Drewry, GeorgeGeorge Drewry OF-1.3Midshipman Royal Naval Reserve First World War 1915-04-2525 April 1915
Drummond, GeoffreyGeoffrey Drummond OF-2.3Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve First World War 1918-05-099–10 May 1918
Duffy, JamesJames Duffy NOR-2.2Private Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers First World War 1917-12-2727 December 1917
Duffy, ThomasThomas Duffy NOR-2.2Private 0011st Madras European Fusiliers Indian Mutiny 1857-09-066 September 1857
Dugdale, FredericFrederic Dugdale OF-1.6Lieutenant 0055th Lancers Second Boer War 1901-03-033 March 1901
Dundas, JamesJames Dundas OF-1.6Lieutenant Bengal Engineers Bhutan War 1865-04-3030 April 1865
Dunlay, JohnJohn Dunlay NOR-3.2Lance Corporal 09393rd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-11-1616 November 1857
Dunn, AlexanderAlexander Dunn OF-1.6Lieutenant 01111th Hussars Crimean War 1854-10-2525 October 1854
Dunsire, RobertRobert Dunsire NOR-2.2Private Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) First World War 1915-09-2626 September 1915
Dunstan, WilliamWilliam Dunstan NOR-4.2Corporal 0077th Battalion, AIF First World War 1915-08-099 August 1915
Dunville, JohnJohn Dunville OF-1.2Second Lieutenant 0011st Royal Dragoons First World War 1917-06-2424–25 June 1917*[C]
Durrant, AlfredAlfred Durrant NOR-2.2Private Rifle Brigade Second Boer War 1900-08-2727 August 1900
Durrant, ThomasThomas Durrant NOR-5.2Sergeant Corps of Royal Engineers Second World War 1942-03-2727 March 1942*[C]
Dwyer, EdwardEdward Dwyer NOR-2.2Private East Surrey Regiment First World War 1915-04-2020 April 1915
Dwyer, JohnJohn Dwyer NOR-5.2Sergeant Australian Machine Gun Corps First World War 1917-09-2626 September 1917
Dynon, DenisDenis Dynon NOR-4.2Corporal 05353rd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-10-022 October 1857
Eardley, GeorgeGeorge Eardley NOR-5.2Acting Sergeant King's Shropshire Light Infantry Second World War 1944-10-1616 October 1944
Edmondson, JohnJohn Edmondson NOR-4.2Corporal 0099th Division, AIF Second World War 1941-04-1313–14 April 1941*[C]
Edwards, AlexanderAlexander Edwards NOR-5.2Sergeant Seaforth Highlanders First World War 1917-07-3131 July 1917
Edwards, FrederickFrederick Edwards NOR-2.2Private Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) First World War 1916-09-2626 September 1916
Edwards, HughieHughie Edwards OF-1.1Pilot Officer No. 105No. 105 Squadron RAF Second World War 1941-07-044 July 1941
Edwards, ThomasThomas Edwards NOR-2.2Private Black Watch Sudan Campaign 1884-03-1313 March 1884
Edwards, WilfredWilfred Edwards NOR-2.2Private King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) First World War 1917-08-1616 August 1917
Edwards, WilliamWilliam Edwards OF-1.6Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry Occupation of Egypt 1882-09-1313 September 1882
Egerton, ErnestErnest Egerton NOR-4.2Corporal Sherwood Foresters First World War 1917-09-2020 September 1917
Elcock, RolandRoland Elcock OF-2.2Captain Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) First World War 1918-10-1515 October 1918
Elliott, KeithKeith Elliott NOR-5.2Sergeant 02222nd Battalion, NZEF Second World War 1942-07-1515 July 1942
Elliott-Cooper, NevilleNeville Elliott-Cooper OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Royal Fusiliers First World War 1917-11-3030 November 1917
Elphinstone, HowardHoward Elphinstone OF-1.6Lieutenant Corps of Royal Engineers Crimean War 1855-06-1818 June 1855
Elstob, WilfrithWilfrith Elstob OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Manchester Regiment First World War 1918-03-2121 March 1918*
Elton, FrederickFrederick Elton OF-3.2Brevet Major 05555th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1855-03-2929 March 1855
Emerson, JamesJames Emerson OF-1.2Temp. Second Lieutenant Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers First World War 1917-12-066 December 1917*
Engleheart, HenryHenry Engleheart NOR-5.2Sergeant 01010th Hussars Second Boer War 1900-03-1313 March 1900
English, WilliamWilliam English OF-1.6Lieutenant Scottish Horse Second Boer War 1901-07-033 July 1901
Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine NOR-5.2Sergeant Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) First World War 1916-06-2222 June 1916
Ervine-Andrews, HaroldHarold Ervine-Andrews OF-2.2Captain East Lancashire Regiment Second World War 1940-05-3131 May 1940 to
1 June 1940
Esmonde, EugeneEugene Esmonde OF-3.3Lieutenant Commander 825825 Naval Air Squadron Second World War 1942-02-1212 February 1942
Esmonde, ThomasThomas Esmonde OF-2.2Captain 01818th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1855-06-1818 June 1855
Evans, ArthurArthur Evans NOR-5.0Lance-Sergeant Lincolnshire Regiment First World War 1918-09-022 September 1918
Evans, GeorgeGeorge Evans NOR-8.2Company Sergeant Major Manchester Regiment First World War 1916-07-3030 July 1916
Evans, LewisLewis Evans OF-4.2Acting Lieutenant Colonel Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) First World War 1917-10-044 October 1917
Evans, SamuelSamuel Evans NOR-2.2Private 01919th Regiment of Foot Crimean War 1855-04-1313 April 1855
Farmer, DonaldDonald Farmer NOR-5.2Sergeant Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Second Boer War 1900-12-1313 December 1900
Farmer, JosephJoseph Farmer NOR-4.2Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps First Boer War 1881-02-2727 February 1881
Farquharson, FrancisFrancis Farquharson OF-1.6Lieutenant 04242nd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1858-03-099 March 1858
Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell NOR-5.2Sergeant 01717th Lancers Crimean War 1854-10-2525 October 1854
Faulds, WilliamWilliam Faulds NOR-2.2Private South African Infantry First World War 1916-07-1818 July 1916
Fazal Din NOR-4.2Acting Naik 01010th Baluch Regiment Second World War 1945-03-022 March 1945*
Fegen, EdwardEdward Fegen OF-5.3Acting Captain HMS Jervis Bay Second World War 1940-11-055 November 1940*
Ffrench, AlfredAlfred Ffrench OF-1.6Lieutenant 05353rd Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-10-1616 November 1857
Fincastle, AlexanderAlexander Fincastle OF-1.6Lieutenant 16th Lancers Tirah Campaign 1897-08-1717 August 1897
Finch, NormanNorman Finch NOR-5.2Sergeant Royal Marine Artillery First World War 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918
Findlater, GeorgeGeorge Findlater NOR-2.2Piper Gordon Highlanders Tirah Campaign 1897-10-2020 October 1897
Findlay, GeorgeGeorge Findlay OF-3.2Acting Major Corps of Royal Engineers First World War 1918-11-044 November 1918
Finlay, DavidDavid Finlay NOR-3.2Lance Corporal Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) First World War 1915-05-099 May 1915
Firman, HumphreyHumphrey Firman OF-2.3Lieutenant SS Julnar First World War 1916-04-2424–25 April 1916*
Firth, JamesJames Firth NOR-5.2Sergeant Duke of Wellington's Regiment Second Boer War 1900-02-2424 February 1900
Fisher, FrederickFrederick Fisher NOR-3.2Lance Corporal 01313th Battalion, CEF First World War 1915-04-2222–23 April 1915*
Fitzclarence, CharlesCharles Fitzclarence OF-2.2Captain Royal Fusiliers Second Boer War 1899-10-1414 October 1899
Fitzgerald, RichardRichard Fitzgerald NOR-2.2Gunner Bengal Horse ArtilleryBengal Horse Artillery Indian Mutiny 1857-09-2828 September 1857
Fitzgibbon, AndrewAndrew Fitzgibbon NOR-1.3Hospital Apprentice 67th Regiment of Foot Third China War 1860-08-2121 August 1860
Fitzpatrick, FrancisFrancis Fitzpatrick NOR-2.2Private Connaught Rangers Basuto War 1879-11-2828 November 1879
Flawn, ThomasThomas Flawn NOR-2.2Private Connaught Rangers Basuto War 1879-11-2828 November 1879
Fleming-Sandes, ArthurArthur Fleming-Sandes OF-1.2Temp. Second Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment First World War 1915-09-2929 September 1915
Flowerdew, GordonGordon Flowerdew OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) First World War 1918-03-3131 March 1918*
Flynn, ThomasThomas Flynn NOR-2.2Drummer 06464th Regiment of Foot Indian Mutiny 1857-11-2828 November 1857
Foote, HenryHenry Foote OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel 0077th Royal Tank Regiment Second World War 1942-05-2727 May 1942 to
15 June 1942
Foote, JohnJohn Foote OF-2.2Honorary Captain Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps Second World War 1942-08-1919 August 1942
Forbes-Robertson, JamesJames Forbes-Robertson OF-4.2Acting Lieutenant Colonel Border Regiment First World War 1918-04-1111–12 April 1918
Forrest, GeorgeGeorge Forrest OF-1.6Lieutenant Bengal Veterans Establishment Indian Mutiny 1857-05-1111 May 1857
Forshaw, WilliamWilliam Forshaw OF-1.6Lieutenant Manchester Regiment First World War 1915-08-077–9 August 1915
Forsyth, SamuelSamuel Forsyth NOR-5.2Sergeant New Zealand Engineers First World War 1918-08-2424 August 1918*
Fosbery, GeorgeGeorge Fosbery OF-1.6Lieutenant 4th Bengal European Regiment Umbeyla Campaign 1863-10-3030 October 1863
Foss, CharlesCharles Foss OF-2.2Captain Bedfordshire Regiment First World War 1915-03-1212 March 1915
Foster, EdwardEdward Foster NOR-4.2Corporal East Surrey Regiment First World War 1917-04-2424 April 1917
Fowler, EdmundEdmund Fowler NOR-2.2Private 02626th Regiment of Foot Zulu War 1879-03-2828 March 1879
Fraser, CharlesCharles Fraser OF-3.2Major 0077th Queen's Own Hussars Indian Mutiny 1858-12-3131 December 1858
Fraser, IanIan Fraser OF-2.3Lieutenant HMS XE3 Second World War 1945-07-3131 July 1945
Freeman, JohnJohn Freeman NOR-2.2Private 0099th Queen's Royal Lancers Indian Mutiny 1857-10-1010 October 1857
French, JohnJohn French NOR-4.2Corporal 2/92/9th Battalion, AIF Second World War 1942-09-044 September 1942*
Freyberg, BernardBernard Freyberg OF-4.2Temp. Lieutenant Colonel Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment First World War 1916-11-1313 November 1916
Frickleton, SamuelSamuel Frickleton NOR-3.2Lance Corporal New Zealand Rifle Brigade First World War 1917-06-077 June 1917
Frisby, CyrilCyril Frisby OF-2.2Acting Captain Coldstream Guards First World War 1918-09-2727 September 1918
Fuller, WilfredWilfred Fuller NOR-3.2Lance Corporal Grenadier Guards First World War 1915-03-1212 March 1915
Fuller, WilliamWilliam Fuller NOR-3.2Lance Corporal Welsh Regiment First World War 1914-09-1414 September 1914
Furness, ChristopherChristopher Furness OF-1.6Lieutenant Welsh Guards Second World War 1940-05-1717–24 May 1940*
Fynn, JamesJames Fynn NOR-2.2Private South Wales Borderers First World War 1916-04-099 April 1916

Notes[edit]

  • ^ Recipient awarded the Victoria Cross for multiple acts of valour or for an extended period of sustained courage and outstanding leadership, rather than a single act of valour.
  • ^ Chavasse died of his wounds two days after the deed which merited his second Victoria Cross.[16]
  • ^ Died of his wounds.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b Ashcroft, Michael; preface; XI–XIII
  2. ^ The Gazette publishing the original Royal Warrant
    The London Gazette: no. 21846. pp. 410–411. 5 February 1856. Retrieved 18 July 2009.
  3. ^ Ashcroft, Michael; pp.7–10
  4. ^ a b Crook, MJ; Chapter 8; pp.68–90
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27986. p. 325. 15 January 1907. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 31946. p. 6702. 18 June 1920. Retrieved 19 September 2008.
  7. ^ Ashcroft, Michael; pp.14–18
  8. ^ Arthur, Max; pp.185–371
  9. ^ "The Victoria Cross". Imperial War Museum Exhibits and Firearms Collections. London. Retrieved 30 September 2006. 
  10. ^ Arthur, Max; p.XIV
  11. ^ "SAS digger awarded VC for taking on Taliban". Sydney Morning Herald. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Press kit related to July 2007 gallantry awards (NZ)" (PDF). Government of New Zealand. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2007. 
  13. ^ Ashcroft, Michael; p.17
  14. ^ Ashcroft, Michael; p.18
  15. ^ Brazier, Kevin; p.11
  16. ^ Brazier, Kevin; p.221, p.242

External links[edit]