List of First World War Victoria Cross recipients

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In a black and white photograph, 15 soldiers in standard uniform are leaning against a trench wall
The Royal Irish Rifles in a communications trench on the first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916

The Victoria Cross (VC) was awarded 628 times to 627 recipients for action in the First World War (1914–1918). The Victoria Cross 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; it 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.[4]

The First World War, also known as the Great War and in the United States as World War I, was a global military conflict that embroiled most of the world's great powers,[5] assembled in two opposing alliances: the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance.[6] More than 70 million military personnel were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.[7] The main combatants descended into a state of total war, directing their entire scientific and industrial capabilities into the war effort. Over 15 million people were killed, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in history.[8] The proximate cause of war was the assassination on 28 June 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Soon after, a system of alliances were activated that would see Europe at war. The Western Front saw the largest concentration of Commonwealth troops with soldiers occupying sectors of the line from the North Sea to the Orne River.

On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the British Army endured the bloodiest day in its history, suffering 57,470 casualties and 19,240 dead; nine Victoria Crosses were awarded for action on that day.[9] Most of the casualties occurred in the first hour of the attack. The entire Somme offensive cost the British Army almost half a million men. The war was not just fought on land; the First World War saw major naval battles as well as the first large-scale use of military aircraft. The war at sea was mainly characterised by the efforts of the Allied Powers in blockading the Central Powers by sea. In return, the Central Powers attempted to break that blockade and establish an effective blockade of the British Isles and France with U-boats and raiders. The largest naval battle of the First World War was the Battle of Jutland which was the only full-scale clash of battleships in that war.[10] Four Victoria Crosses were awarded for action at Jutland. The war in the air saw 19 VCs being awarded to airmen. The First World War saw significant interest in flying aces, including the German Manfred von Richthofen—also known as The Red Baron—as well as British aces such as Albert Ball, Mick Mannock and Billy Bishop, who were all Victoria Cross recipients. Hostilities ended on 11 November 1918 with the signing of the Armistice Treaty in the Compiègne Forest, but the war was not officially over until the various peace treaties were signed in 1919. By the war's end, four major imperial powers – Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire—had been militarily and politically defeated, and the latter two ceased to exist as autonomous entities.[11] Of the 60 million European soldiers who were mobilised from 1914–1918, 8 million were killed, 7 million were permanently disabled, and 15 million were seriously injured.[12]

During the war, Britain called on its dominions and colonies, which provided invaluable military, financial and material support. The armies of the Dominions provided over 2.5 million men as well as many thousands of volunteers from the Crown colonies.[13] The largest number of men came from the Indian sub continent, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Indian Contingent consisted of over 130,000 men in various capabilities and served primarily in France and Belgium. Over 9000 of them died and 11 of them were awarded the VC. The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) began forming on 15 August 1914 and remained a volunteer force for the entire war.[14] Throughout the four years of conflict, 331,814 volunteers from Australia were sent overseas with 63 VCs awarded; nine of these were given for the Gallipoli Campaign. Eleven members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) were awarded the Victoria Cross. The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) saw over 600,000 enlistments throughout its four-year history with 71 VCs awarded.[15] At the outbreak of the hostilities, Newfoundland was a separate dominion and 2 soldiers from Newfoundland were awarded the Victoria Cross.

The 628 awards of the Victoria Cross given for action during the First World War account for almost half the 1356 Victoria Crosses awarded throughout its history; in comparison the Second World War saw 181 medals awarded. Noel Godfrey Chavasse was awarded the Victoria Cross and Bar, for two separate actions in the First World War on the battlefields of Mametz and Passchendaele. He died from wounds received in the second action.[16] Arthur Martin-Leake received a Bar to his Victoria Cross for action in the First World War; he had been awarded his first Victoria Cross for action in the Second Boer War.

Of the 627 recipients 159 were awarded posthumously.

Recipients[edit]

  •   This along with a *, indicates a posthumous award
Name Unit Date of action Place of action
Harold Ackroyd Royal Army Medical Corps 1917-07-3131 July 1917 to
1 August 1917
Ypres, Belgium
Abraham Acton Border Regiment 1914-12-2121 December 1914 Rouges Bancs, France
William Addison Royal Army Chaplains' Department 1916-04-099 April 1916 Sanaiyal, Mesopotamia
Tom Adlam Bedfordshire Regiment 1916-09-2727 September 1916
28 September 1916
Thiepval, France
Ernest Alexander Royal Field Artillery 1914-08-2424 August 1914 Elouges, Belgium
Wallace Algie 0011st Battalion, CEF 1918-10-1111 October 1918* Cambrai, France
William Allen Royal Army Medical Corps 1916-09-033 September 1916 Mesnil, France
William Amey Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1918-11-044 November 1918 Landrecies, France
William Anderson Green Howards 1915-03-1212 March 1915* Neuve Chapelle, France
William Herbert Anderson Highland Light Infantry 1918-03-2525 March 1918* Maricourt, France
Leslie Andrew Wellington Infantry Regiment 1917-07-3131 July 1917 La Basse Ville, Belgium
William Angus Highland Light Infantry 1915-06-1212 June 1915 Givenchy, France
Adam Archibald Corps of Royal Engineers 1918-11-044 November 1918 Ors, France
Harold Auten Royal Naval Reserve 1918-07-3030 July 1918 English Channel, England
Thomas Axford 01616th Battalion, AIF 1918-07-044 July 1918 Hamel Wood, France
Albert Ball No. 056No. 56 Squadron RFC 1917-04-2525 April 1917 to
6 May 1917*
Over France
Edward Bamford Royal Marine Light Infantry 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918 Zeebrugge, Belgium
Edward Barber Grenadier Guards 1915-03-1212 March 1915* Neuve Chapelle, France
William Barker No. 001No. 1 Squadron RFC 1918-10-2727 October 1918 Forêt de Mormal, France
Thomas Barratt South Staffordshire Regiment 1917-07-2727 July 1917* Ypres, Belgium
John Barrett Leicestershire Regiment 1918-09-2424 September 1918 Pontruet, France
Colin Barron 0033rd Battalion, CEF 1917-11-066 November 1917 Passchendaele, Belgium
Frederick Barter Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1915-05-1616 May 1915 Festubert, France
Cyril Bassett New Zealand Divisional Signal Company 1915-08-077 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Arthur Batten-Pooll Royal Munster Fusiliers 1916-06-2525 June 1916 Colonne, France
Edward Baxter King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1916-04-1818 April 1916* Blairville, France
Daniel Beak Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1918-08-2121 August 1918 to
8 September 1918[A]
Logeast Wood, France
Ernest Beal Green Howards 1918-03-2121–22 March 1918* Saint-Léger, France
Robert Beatham 0088th Battalion, AIF 1918-08-099 August 1918* Rosières-en-Santerre
Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor No. 084No. 84 Squadron RFC 1918-08-088 August 1918 to
8 October 1918
France
William Beesley Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1918-05-088 May 1918 Bucquoy, France
Douglas Belcher London Regiment 1915-05-1313 May 1915 WieltjeSaint-Julien Road, Belgium
Donald Bell Green Howards 1916-07-055 July 1916 Somme, France
Eric Bell Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1916-07-011 July 1916* Thiepval, France
Richard Bell-Davies No. 003No. 3 Squadron RNAS 1915-11-1919 November 1915 Ferrijik Junction, Bulgaria
Edward Bellew 0077th Battalion, CEF 1915-04-2424 April 1915 Kerselare, Belgium
Eugene Bennett Worcestershire Regiment 1916-11-055 November 1916 Le Transloy, France
Philip Bent Leicestershire Regiment 1917-10-011 October 1917* Polygon Wood, Belgium
Spencer Bent East Lancashire Regiment 1914-11-011 November 1914 Le Gheer, Belgium
Bertram Best-Dunkley Lancashire Fusiliers 1917-07-3131 July 1917* Wieltje, Belgium
Edward Bingham HMS NestorHMS Nestor 1916-05-3131 May 1916 Battle of Jutland, Denmark
Frederick Birks 0066th Battalion, AIF 1917-09-2121 September 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Billy Bishop No. 060No. 60 Squadron RAF 1917-06-022 June 1917 Cambrai, France
William Bissett Princess Louises's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) 1918-10-2525 October 1918 Maing, France
Arthur Blackburn 01010th Battalion, AIF 1916-07-2323 July 1916 Pozières, France
William Bloomfield 0022nd South African Mounted Brigade 1916-08-2424 August 1916 Mlali, Tanganyika
Charles Bonner HMS DunravenHMS Dunraven 1917-08-088 August 1917 Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean
Frederick Booth British South Africa Police 1917-02-1212 February 1917 Johannesbruck, Tanganyika
Albert Borella 02626th Battalion, AIF 1918-07-1717 July 1918 Villers-Bretonneux, France
Arthur Borton London Regiment 1917-11-077 November 1917 Sheria, Palestine
Stanley Boughey Royal Scots Fusiliers 1917-12-011 December 1917* El Burf, Palestine
William Boulter Northamptonshire Regiment 1916-07-1414 July 1916 Trones Wood, France
Rowland Bourke Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1918-05-099–10 May 1918 Ostend, Belgium
George Boyd-Rochfort Scots Guards 1915-08-033 August 1915 Cambrin, France
Edward Boyle HMS E14HMS E14 1915-04-2727 April 1915 Dardanelles, Turkey
Edward Bradbury Royal Horse Artillery 1914-09-011 September 1914* Néry, France
George Bradford HMS Iris II 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918* Zeebrugge, Belgium
Roland Bradford Durham Light Infantry 1916-10-011 October 1916 Eaucourt L'Abbaye, France
Alexander Brereton 0088th Battalion, CEF 1918-08-099 August 1918 Amiens, France
Jean Brillant 02222nd Battalion, CEF 1918-08-088–9 August 1918* Meharicourt, France
Walter Brodie Highland Light Infantry 1914-11-1111 November 1914 Becelaere, Belgium
Cuthbert Bromley Lancashire Fusiliers 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
James Brooke Gordon Highlanders 1914-10-2929 October 1914* Gheluvelt, Belgium
Edward Brooks Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 1917-04-2828 April 1917 Fayet, France
Oliver Brooks Coldstream Guards 1915-10-088 October 1915 Loos, France
Donald Brown Otago Infantry Regiment 1916-09-1515 September 1916 High Wood, France
Harry Brown 01010th Battalion, CEF 1917-08-1616 August 1917* Hill 70, France
Walter Brown 02020th Battalion, AIF 1918-07-066 July 1918 Villers-Bretonneux, France
William Bruce 05959th Scinde Rifles 1914-12-1919 December 1914* Givenchy, France
Thomas Bryan Northumberland Fusiliers 1917-04-099 April 1917 Arras, France
John Buchan Princess Louises's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) 1918-03-2121 March 1918* Marteville, France
Angus Buchanan South Wales Borderers 1916-04-055 April 1916 Falauyah Lines, Mesopotamia
William Buckingham Leicestershire Regiment 1915-03-1010 March 1915
12 March 1915
Neuve Chapelle, France
Alexander Buckley 05454th Battalion, AIF 1918-09-011–2 September 1918* Péronne, France
Maurice Buckley 01313th Battalion, AIF 1918-09-1818 September 1918 Le Verguier, France
Patrick Bugden 03131st Battalion, AIF 1917-09-2626–28 September 1917* Zonnebeke, Belgium
Daniel Burges South Wales Borderers 1918-09-1818 September 1918 Jumeaux, Macedonia
William Burman Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1917-09-2020 September 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Alfred Burt Hertfordshire Regiment 1915-09-2727 September 1915 Cuinchy, France
Alexander Burton 0077th Battalion, AIF 1915-08-099 August 1915* Gallipoli, Turkey
Christopher Bushell Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 1918-03-2323 March 1918 Tergnier, France
John Butler King's Royal Rifle Corps 1914-11-1717 November 1914 Cameroons, Nigeria
William Butler Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1917-08-066 August 1917 Lempire, France
Robert Bye Welsh Guards 1917-07-3131 July 1917 Yser Canal, Belgium
John Caffrey York and Lancaster Regiment 1915-11-1616 November 1915 La Brique, France
Hugh Cairns 04646th Battalion, CEF 1918-11-011 November 1918* Valenciennes, France
Thomas Caldwell Royal Scots Fusiliers 1918-10-3131 October 1918 Audenarde, Belgium
Laurence Calvert King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 1918-09-1212 September 1918 Havrincourt, France
Frederick Campbell 0011st Battalion, CEF 1915-06-1515 June 1915* Givenchy, France
Gordon Campbell HMS Farnborough 1917-02-1717 February 1917 Atlantic Ocean
John Campbell Coldstream Guards 1916-09-1515 September 1916 Ginchy, France
John Carless HMS Caledon 1917-11-1717 November 1917* Battle of Heligoland, Germany
John Carmichael Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) 1917-09-088 September 1917 Zwarteleen, Belgium
Alfred Carpenter HMS Vindictive 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918 Zeebrugge, Belgium
John Carroll 03333rd Battalion, AIF 1917-06-077–12 June 1917 St. Yves, Belgium
Nelson Carter Royal Sussex Regiment 1916-06-3030 June 1916* Richebourg l'Avoue, France
Adrian Carton de Wiart 0044th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards 1916-07-022–3 July 1916 La Boiselle, France
George Cartwright 03333rd Battalion, AIF 1918-08-3131 August 1918 Bouchavesnes, France
Bernard Cassidy Lancashire Fusiliers 1918-03-2828 March 1918* Arras, France
Claude Castleton 005Australian Machine Gun Corps 1916-07-2828–29 July 1916* Pozières, France
George Cates Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1917-03-088 March 1917* Bouchavesnes, France
Geoffrey Cather Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) 1916-07-011 July 1916* Hamel, France
Harry Cator East Surrey Regiment 1917-04-099 April 1917 Arras, France
George Chafer East Yorkshire Regiment 1916-06-033–4 June 1916 Meaulte, France
Chatta Singh 0099th Bhopal Infantry 1916-01-1313 January 1916 Battle of the Wadi, Mesopotamia
Noel Chavasse Royal Army Medical Corps 1916-08-099 August 1916
31–2 August 1917[B]
Guillemont, France
Wieltje, Belgium
Percy Cherry 02626th Battalion, AIF 1917-03-2626 March 1917* Lagnicourt, France
Harry Christian King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1915-10-1818 October 1915 Cuinchy, France
John Christie London Regiment 1917-12-2121–22 December 1917 Fejja, Palestine
William Clamp Green Howards 1917-10-099 October 1917* Poelcapelle, Belgium
George Clare 0055th Royal Irish Lancers 1917-11-2828–29 November 1917* Bourlon Wood, France
James Clarke Lancashire Fusiliers 1918-11-022 November 1918 Happegarbes, France
Leo Clarke 0022nd Battalion, CEF 1916-09-099 September 1916 Pozières, France
William Clark-Kennedy 02424th Battalion, CEF 1918-08-2727–28 August 1918 Fresnes, France
Brett Cloutman Corps of Royal Engineers 1918-11-066 November 1918 Pont-sur-Sambre, France
Clifford Coffin Corps of Royal Engineers 1917-07-3131 July 1917 Westhoek, Belgium
Harold Colley Lancashire Fusiliers 1918-08-2525 August 1918* Martinpuich, France
Joseph Collin King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1918-04-099 April 1918* Givenchy, France
John Collings-Wells Bedfordshire Regiment 1918-03-2222–27 March 1918* Marcoing, France
John Collins Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1917-10-3131 October 1917 Beersheba, Palestine
William Coltman Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) 1918-10-033–4 October 1918 Mannequin Hill, France
Herbert Columbine Machine Gun Corps 1918-03-2222 March 1918* Hervilly Wood, France
Hugh Colvin Cheshire Regiment 1917-09-2020 September 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Thomas Colyer-Fergusson Northamptonshire Regiment 1917-07-3131 July 1917* Bellewaarde, Belgium
Robert Combe 02727th Battalion, CEF 1917-05-033 May 1917* Acheville, France
Billy Congreve Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1916-07-066–20 July 1916 Longueval, France
Thomas Cooke 0088th Battalion, AIF 1916-07-2424–25 July 1916* Pozières, France
Edgar Cookson Comet (1910) 1915-09-2828 September 1915* Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia
Edward Cooper King's Royal Rifle Corps 1917-08-1616 August 1917 Langemark, Belgium
Frederick Coppins 0088th Battalion, CEF 1918-08-099 August 1918 Hackett Woods, France
Jack Cornwell HMS Chester 1916-05-3131 May 1916*[C] Battle of Jutland, Denmark
William Cosgrove Royal Munster Fusiliers 1915-04-2626 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
William Cotter Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1916-03-066 March 1916*[C] Hohenzollern Redoubt, France
Jack Counter King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1918-04-1616 April 1918 Boisieux St. Marc, France
Gabriel Coury Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) 1916-08-088 August 1916 Arrow Head Copse, France
Charles Coverdale Manchester Regiment 1917-10-044 October 1917 Poelcapelle, Belgium
Charles Cowley Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1916-04-2424–25 April 1916* Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia
Christopher Cox Bedfordshire Regiment 1917-03-1313 March 1917 Achiet-le-Grand, France
John Craig Royal Scots Fusiliers 1917-06-055 June 1917 Egypt
James Crichton Auckland Infantry Regiment 1918-09-3030 September 1918 Crèvecœur-le-Grand, France
Thomas Crisp Royal Naval Reserve 1917-08-1515 August 1917* North Sea
John Croak 01313th Battalion, CEF 1918-08-088 August 1918* Amiens, France
Arthur Cross Machine Gun Corps 1918-03-2525 March 1918 Ervillers, France
John Crowe Worcestershire Regiment 1918-04-1414 April 1918 Neuve Eglise, Belgium
Robert Cruickshank London Scottish Regiment 1918-05-011 May 1918 Jordan, Palestine
Victor Crutchley HMS Vindictive 1918-05-099 May 1918 Ostend, Belgium
John Cunningham East Yorkshire Regiment 1916-11-1313 November 1916 Hebuterne Sector, France
John Cunningham Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment 1917-04-1212 April 1917*[C] Bois-en-Hache, France
William Currey 05353rd Battalion, AIF 1918-09-011 September 1918 Péronne, France
Horace Curtis Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1918-10-1818 October 1918 Le Cateau, France
Henry Dalziel 01515th Battalion, AIF 1918-07-044 July 1918 Hamel Wood, France
Frederick Dancox Worcestershire Regiment 1917-10-099 October 1917 Boesinghe Sector, Belgium
Harry Daniels Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1915-03-1212 March 1915 Neuve Chapelle, France
Wilbur Dartnell Royal FusiliersRoyal Fusiliers 1915-09-033 September 1915* Maktau, Kenya
Darwan Negi 03939th Garhwal Rifles 1914-11-2323–24 November 1914 Festubert, France
Phillip Davey 01010th Battalion, AIF 1918-06-2828 June 1918 Merris, France
James Davies Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1917-07-3131 July 1917*[C] Polygon Wood, Belgium
John Davies Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) 1918-03-2424 March 1918 Eppeville, France
Joseph Davies Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1916-07-2020 July 1916 Delville Wood, France
James Dawson Corps of Royal Engineers 1915-10-1313 October 1915 Hohenzollern Redoubt, France
Sidney Day Suffolk Regiment 1917-08-2626 August 1917 Hargicourt, France
John Daykins York and Lancaster Regiment 1918-10-2020 October 1918 Solesmes, France
Frank de Pass 03434th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse 1914-11-2424 November 1914* Festubert, France
Edmund De Wind Royal Irish Rifles 1918-03-2121 March 1918* Grugies, France
Donald Dean Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1918-09-2424–26 September 1918 Lens, France
Percy Dean Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918 Zeebrugge, Belgium
Maurice Dease Royal Fusiliers 1914-08-2323 August 1914* Mons, Belgium
John Dimmer King's Royal Rifle Corps 1914-11-1212 November 1914 Klein Zillebeke, Belgium
Thomas Dinesen 04242nd Battalion, CEF 1918-08-1212 August 1918 Parvillers, France
Frederick Dobson Coldstream Guards 1914-09-2828 September 1914 Chavanne, France
George Dorrell Royal Horse Artillery 1914-09-011 September 1914 Néry, France
Eric Dougall Royal Field Artillery 1918-04-1010 April 1918* Messines, Belgium
Charles Doughty-Wylie Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1915-04-2626 April 1915* Gallipoli, Turkey
Angus Douglas-Hamilton Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1915-09-2525–26 September 1915* Hill 70, France
Robert Downie Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1916-10-2323 October 1916 Lesboeufs, France
Martin Doyle Royal Munster Fusiliers 1918-09-022 September 1918 Reincourt, France
Job Drain Royal Field Artillery 1914-08-2626 August 1914 Le Cateau, France
Alfred Drake Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1915-11-2323 November 1915* La Brique, Belgium
Tom Dresser Green Howards 1917-05-1212 May 1917 Roeux, France
George Drewry Royal Naval Reserve 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Geoffrey Drummond Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1918-05-099–10 May 1918 Ostend, Belgium
James Duffy Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1917-12-2727 December 1917 Kereina Peak, Palestine
Robert Dunsire Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1915-09-2626 September 1915 Hill 70, France
William Dunstan 0077th Battalion, AIF 1915-08-099 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
John Dunville 0011st Royal Dragoons 1917-06-2424–25 June 1917*[C] EpehyÉpehy, France
Edward Dwyer East Surrey Regiment 1915-04-2020 April 1915 Hill 60, Belgium
John Dwyer Australian Machine Gun Corps 1917-09-2626 September 1917 Zonnebeke, Belgium
Alexander Edwards Seaforth Highlanders 1917-07-3131 July 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Frederick Edwards Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 1916-09-2626 September 1916 Thiepval, France
Wilfred Edwards King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 1917-08-1616 August 1917 Langemarck, Belgium
Ernest Egerton Sherwood Foresters 1917-09-2020 September 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Roland Elcock Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1918-10-1515 October 1918 Capelle St. Catherine, France
Neville Elliott-Cooper Royal Fusiliers 1917-11-3030 November 1917 La Vacquerie, France
Wilfrith Elstob Manchester Regiment 1918-03-2121 March 1918* Saint-Quentin, France
James Emerson Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1917-12-066 December 1917* La Vacquerie, France
John Erskine Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1916-06-2222 June 1916 Givenchy, France
Arthur Evans Lincolnshire Regiment 1918-09-022 September 1918 Etaing, France
George Evans Manchester Regiment 1916-07-3030 July 1916 Guillemont, France
Lewis Evans Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1917-10-044 October 1917 Zonnebeke, Belgium
William Faulds 1st South African Infantry Brigade 1916-07-1818 July 1916 Delville Wood, France
Norman Finch Royal Marine Artillery 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918 Zeebrugge, Belgium
George Findlay Corps of Royal Engineers 1918-11-044 November 1918 Catillon, France
David Finlay Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1915-05-099 May 1915 Rue du Bois, France
Humphrey Firman SS Julnar 1916-04-2424–25 April 1916* Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia
Frederick Fisher 01313th Battalion, CEF 1915-04-2222–23 April 1915* Saint-Julien, Belgium
Alfred Fleming-Sandes East Surrey Regiment 1915-09-2929 September 1915 Hohenzollern Redoubt, France
Gordon Flowerdew Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) 1918-03-3131 March 1918* Bois de Moreuil, France
James Forbes-Robertson Border Regiment 1918-04-1111–12 April 1918 Vieux-Berquin, France
William Forshaw Manchester Regiment 1915-08-077–9 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Samuel Forsyth New Zealand Engineers 1918-08-2424 August 1918* Grévillers, France
Charles Foss Bedfordshire Regiment 1915-03-1212 March 1915 Neuve Chapelle, France
Edward Foster East Surrey Regiment 1917-04-2424 April 1917 Villers Plouich, France
John Fox-Russell Royal Army Medical Corps 1917-11-066 November 1917 Tel-el-Khuweilfeh, Palestine
Bernard Freyberg Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 1916-11-1313 November 1916 Beaucourt sur Ancre, France
Samuel Frickleton New Zealand Rifle Brigade 1917-06-077 June 1917 Messines, Belgium
Cyril Frisby Coldstream Guards 1918-09-2727 September 1918 Canal du Nord, France
Wilfred Fuller Grenadier Guards 1915-03-1212 March 1915 Neuve Chapelle, France
William Fuller Welsh Regiment 1914-09-1414 September 1914 Chivy-sur-Aisne, France
James Fynn South Wales Borderers 1916-04-099 April 1916 Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia
Alfred Gaby 02828th Battalion, AIF 1918-08-088 August 1918* Villers-Bretonneux, France
Charles Garforth 01515th The King's Hussars 1914-08-2323 August 1914 Harmingnies, France
Benjamin Geary East Surrey Regiment 1915-04-2020–21 April 1915 Hill 60, Belgium
Robert Gee Royal Fusiliers 1917-11-3030 November 1917 Masnieres, France
Albert Gill King's Royal Rifle Corps 1916-07-2727 July 1916* Delville Wood, France
Gobar Negi 03939th Garhwal Rifles 1915-03-1010 March 1915* Neuve Chapelle, France
Gobind Singh 02828th Light Cavalry 1917-11-3030 November 1917 to
1 December 1917
Pezières, France[17]
Sidney Godley Royal Fusiliers 1914-08-2323 August 1914 Mons, Belgium
Herman Good 01313th Battalion, CEF 1918-08-088 August 1918 Hangard Wood, France
Bernard Gordon 04141st Battalion, AIF 1918-08-2626–27 August 1918 Bray, France
Robert Gorle Royal Field Artillery 1918-10-011 October 1918 Ledegem, Belgium
William Gosling (VC) Royal Field Artillery 1917-04-055 April 1917 Arras, France
Cyril Gourley Royal Field Artillery 1917-11-3030 November 1917 EpehyÉpehy, France
Reginald Graham Princess Louises's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) 1917-04-2222 April 1917 Istabulat, Mesopotamia
John Grant Wellington Infantry Regiment 1918-09-011 September 1918 Bancourt, France
Fred Greaves Sherwood Foresters 1917-10-044 October 1917 Poelcapelle, Belgium
John Green Royal Army Medical Corps 1916-07-011 July 1916* Foncquevillers, France
Harry Greenwood King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 1918-10-2323–24 October 1918 Ovillers, France
Milton Gregg Royal Canadian Regiment 1918-09-2727 September 1918 to
1 October 1918
Cambrai, France
William Gregg Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1918-05-066 May 1918 Bucquoy, France
Francis Grenfell 0099th Lancers 1914-08-2424 August 1914 Audregnies, Belgium
Julian Gribble Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1918-03-2323 March 1918 Beaumetz, France
Robert Grieve 03737th Battalion, AIF 1917-06-077 June 1917 Messines, Belgium
William Grimbaldeston King's Own Scottish Borderers 1917-08-1616 August 1917 Wijdendrift, Belgium
John Grimshaw Lancashire Fusiliers 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
George Grogan Worcestershire Regiment 1918-05-2727 May 1918 River Aisne, France
William Hackett Corps of Royal Engineers 1916-06-2222–23 June 1916* Givenchy, France
Reginald Haine Honourable Artillery Company 1917-04-2828–29 April 1917 Gavrelle, France
Arthur Hall 05454th Battalion, AIF 1918-09-011 September 1918 Péronne, France
Frederick Hall 0088th Battalion, CEF 1915-04-2323–24 April 1915* Ypres, Belgium
Joel Halliwell Lancashire Fusiliers 1918-05-2727 May 1918 Muscourt, France
Rupert Hallowes Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 1915-09-2525–30 September 1915* Hooge, Belgium
Albert Halton King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1917-10-1212 October 1917 Poelcapelle, Belgium
John Brown Hamilton Highland Light Infantry 1917-09-2525–26 September 1917 Ypres-Menin Road, Belgium
John Patrick Hamilton 0033rd Battalion, AIF 1915-08-099 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Robert Hanna 02929th Battalion, CEF 1917-08-2121 August 1917 Hill 70, France
Percy Hansen Lincolnshire Regiment 1915-08-099 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Theodore Hardy Royal Army Chaplains' Department 1918-07-077 July 1918 Bucquoy, France
Thomas Harris Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1918-08-099 August 1918* Morlancourt, France
Arthur Harrison HMS Vindictive 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918* Zeebrugge, Belgium
John Harrison East Yorkshire Regiment 1917-05-033 May 1917* Oppy, France
Francis Harvey Royal Marine Light Infantry 1916-05-3131 May 1916* Battle of Jutland, Denmark
Frederick Harvey Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) 1917-03-2727 March 1917 Guyencourt, France
Jack Harvey London Regiment 1918-09-022 September 1918 Péronne, France
Norman Harvey Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1918-10-2525 October 1918 Ingoyghem, Belgium
Samuel Harvey York and Lancaster Regiment 1915-09-2929 September 1915 Hohenzollern Redoubt, France
Lanoe Hawker No. 006No. 6 Squadron RFC 1915-07-2525 July 1915 France
Reginald Hayward Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment) 1918-03-2121–22 March 1918 Frémicourt, France
Michael Heaviside Durham Light Infantry 1917-05-066 May 1917 Fontaine-lès-Croisilles, France
Frederick Hedges Bedfordshire Regiment 1918-10-2424 October 1918 Boursies, France
Arthur Henderson Princess Louises's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) 1917-04-2323 April 1917* Fontaine-lès-Croisilles, France
Edward Henderson Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) 1917-01-2525 January 1917* River Hai, Mesopotamia
Alfred Herring Royal Army Service Corps 1918-03-2423–24 March 1918 Montagne Bridge, France
James Hewitson King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1918-04-2626 April 1918 Givenchy, France
Dennis Hewitt Hampshire Regiment 1917-07-3131 July 1917* Ypres, Belgium
William Hewitt 0022nd South African Light Infantry 1917-09-2020 September 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Albert Hill Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1916-07-2020 July 1916 Delville Wood, France
David Hirsch Green Howards 1917-04-2323 April 1917* Wancourt, France
Frederick Hobson 00120th Battalion, CEF 1917-08-1818 August 1917* Lens, France
John Hogan Manchester Regiment 1914-10-2929 October 1914 Festubert, France
Norman Holbrook HMS B11 1914-12-1313 December 1914 Dardanelles, Turkey
John Holland Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment 1916-09-033 September 1916 Guillemont, France
Frederick Holmes King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 1914-08-2626 August 1914 Le Cateau, France
Thomas Holmes 0022nd Battalion, CEF 1917-10-2626 October 1917 Passchendaele, Belgium
William Holmes Grenadier Guards 1918-10-099 October 1918* Cattenieres, France
Samuel Honey 07878th Battalion, CEF 1918-09-2727 September to
30 September 1918*
Bourlon Wood, France
Ernest Horlock Royal Field Artillery 1914-09-1515 September 1914 Vendresse, France
Basil Horsfall East Lancashire Regiment 1918-03-2121 March 1918* Moyenneville, France
George Howell 0011st Battalion, AIF 1917-05-066 May 1917 Bullecourt, France
Charles Hudson Sherwood Foresters 1918-06-1515 June 1918 Asiago, Italy
James Huffam Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1918-08-3131 August 1918 St. Servin's Farm, France
Thomas Hughes Connaught Rangers 1916-09-033 September 1916 Guillemont, France
Charles Hull 02121st Lancers 1915-09-055 September 1915 Hafiz Kor, India
David Hunter Highland Light Infantry 1918-09-1616–17 September 1918 Moeuvres, France
Bellenden Hutcheson Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 1918-09-022 September 1918 Drocourt-Quéant, France
James Hutchinson Lancashire Fusiliers 1916-06-2828 June 1916 Ficheux, France
Arthur Hutt Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1917-10-044 October 1917 Poelcapelle, Belgium
George Ingram 02424th Battalion, AIF 1918-10-044 October 1918 Montbrehain, France
Gilbert Insall No. 011No. 11 Squadron RFC 1915-11-077 November 1915 Achiet, France
Reginald Inwood 01010th Battalion, AIF 1917-09-1919–22 September 1917 Polygon Wood, Belgium
Albert Jacka 01414th Battalion, AIF 1915-05-1919–20 May 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Harold Jackson East Yorkshire Regiment 1918-03-2222 March 1918 Hermies, France
Thomas Jackson Coldstream Guards 1918-09-2727 September 1918* Canal du Nord, France
William Jackson 01717th Battalion, AIF 1916-06-2525 June 1916 Armentières, France
Herbert James Worcestershire Regiment 1915-06-2828 June 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Manley James Gloucestershire Regiment 1918-03-2121–23 March 1918 Velu Wood, France
George Jarratt Royal Fusiliers 1917-05-033 May 1917* Pelves, France
Charles Jarvis Corps of Royal Engineers 1914-08-2323 August 1914 Jemappes, Belgium
Clarence Jeffries 03434th Battalion, AIF 1917-10-1212 October 1917* Passchendaele, Belgium
Jørgen Jensen 05050th Battalion, AIF 1917-04-022 April 1917 Noreuil, France
Alan Jerrard No. 066No. 66 Squadron RFC 1918-03-3030 March 1918 Mansue, Italy
Dudley Johnson Royal Sussex Regiment 1918-11-044 November 1918 Sambre-Oise Canal, France
Frederick Johnson Corps of Royal Engineers 1915-09-2525 September 1915 Hill 70, France
James Johnson Northumberland Fusiliers 1918-10-1414 October 1918 Wez Macquart, France
William Johnson Sherwood Foresters 1918-10-033 October 1918 Ramicourt, France
William Johnston Corps of Royal Engineers 1914-09-1414 September 1914 Missy, France
David Jones King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1916-09-033 September 1916 Guillemont, France
Loftus Jones HMS Shark 1916-05-3131 May 1916* Battle of Jutland, Denmark
Richard Jones Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1916-05-2121 May 1916* Vimy, France
Thomas Jones Cheshire Regiment 1916-09-2525 September 1916 Morval, France
Eustace Jotham 05151st Sikhs 1915-01-077 January 1915* Spina Khaisora, India
William Joynt 0088th Battalion, AIF 1918-08-2323 August 1918 Herleville Wood, France
Reginald Judson New Zealand and Australian Division 1918-08-2626 August 1918 Bapaume, France
Joseph Kaeble 02222nd Battalion, CEF 1918-06-088 June 1918 Neuville-Vitasse, France
Karanbahadur Rana 0033rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles 1918-04-1010 April 1918 El Kefr, Egypt
Henry Kelly Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1916-10-044 October 1916 Le Sars, France
William Kenealy Lancashire Fusiliers 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Henry Kenny Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1915-09-2525 September 1915 Loos, France
Thomas Kenny Durham Light Infantry 1915-11-044 November 1915 La Houssoie, France
Thomas Bede Kenny 0022nd Battalion, AIF 1917-04-099 April 1917 Hermies, France
William Kenny Gordon Highlanders 1914-10-2323 October 1914 Ypres, Belgium
Allan Ker Gordon Highlanders 1918-03-2121 March 1918 Saint-Quentin, France
George Kerr 0033rd Battalion, CEF 1918-09-2727 September 1918 Bourlon Wood, France
John Kerr 0044th Battalion, CEF 1916-09-1616 September 1916 Courcelette, France
Leonard Keysor 0011st Battalion, AIF 1915-08-077 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Leonard Keyworth London Regiment 1915-05-2525–26 May 1915 Givenchy, France
Khudadad Khan 129129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis 1914-10-3131 October 1914 Hollebeke, Belgium
Arthur Kilby South Staffordshire Regiment 1915-09-2525 September 1915* Cuinchy, France
Cecil Kinross 04949th Battalion, CEF 1917-10-3030 October 1917 Passchendaele, Belgium
James Kirk Manchester Regiment 1918-11-044 November 1918* Ors, France
Alfred Knight Post Office Rifles 1917-09-2020 September 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Arthur Knight 01010th Battalion, CEF 1918-09-022 September 1918* Villers-les-Cagnicourt, France
Cecil Knox Corps of Royal Engineers 1918-03-2222 March 1918 Tugny, France
Filip Konowal 04747th Battalion, CEF 1917-08-2222–24 August 1917 Lens, France
Kulbir Thapa 0033rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles 1915-09-2525 September 1915 Fauquissart, France
Alexander Lafone 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, Duke of Cambridge's Hussars) 1917-10-2727 October 1917* El Buggar Ridge, Palestine
Daniel Laidlaw King's Own Scottish Borderers 1915-09-2525 September 1915 Loos, France
LalaLala 04141st Dogras 1916-01-2121 January 1916 El Orah, Mesopotamia
Arthur Lascelles Durham Light Infantry 1917-12-033 December 1917 Masnières, France
David Lauder Royal Scots Fusiliers 1915-08-1313 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Harry Laurent New Zealand Rifle Brigade 1918-09-1212 September 1918 Gouzeaucourt Wood, France
James Leach Manchester Regiment 1914-10-2929 October 1914 Festubert, France
John Leak 0099th Battalion, AIF 1916-07-2323 July 1916 Pozières, France
Okill Learmonth 0022nd Battalion, CEF 1917-08-1818 August 1917* Loos, France
Frank Lester Lancashire Fusiliers 1918-10-1212 October 1918 Neuvilly, France
Hubert Lewis Welsh Regiment 1916-10-2222–23 October 1916* Macukovo, Greece
Leonard Lewis Northamptonshire Regiment 1918-09-1818–21 September 1918* Rossnoy, France
John Liddell Princess Louises's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) 1915-07-3131 July 1915*[C] Ostend, Belgium
Joseph Lister Lancashire Fusiliers 1917-10-099 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Arnold Loosemore Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1917-08-1111 August 1917 Langemarck, Belgium
Stewart Loudoun-Shand Green Howards 1916-07-011 July 1916* Fricourt, France
Albert Lowerson 02121st Battalion, AIF 1918-09-011 September 1918 Mont St. Quentin, France
Frederick Luke Royal Field Artillery 1914-08-2626 August 1914 Le Cateau, France
Frederick Lumsden Royal Marine Artillery 1917-04-033–4 April 1917 Francilly, France
Graham Lyall 102102nd Battalion, CEF 1918-09-2727 September 1918 Cambrai, France
John Lynn Lancashire Fusiliers 1915-05-022 May 1915 Ypres, Belgium
Thain MacDowell 03838th Battalion, CEF 1917-04-099 April 1917 Vimy Ridge, France
John MacGregor 0022nd Canadian Mounted Rifles 1918-09-2929 September 1918 to
3 October 1918
Cambrai, France
David MacIntyre Princess Louises's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) 1918-08-2424 August 1918
27 August 1918
Hénin-sur-Cojeul, France
James MacKenzie Scots Guards 1914-12-1919 December 1914* Rouges Bancs, France
Donald MacKintosh Seaforth Highlanders 1917-04-1111 April 1917* Fampoux, France
Robert MacTier 02323rd Battalion, AIF 1918-09-011 September 1918* Mont St. Quentin, France
George Maling Royal Army Medical Corps 1915-09-2525 September 1915 Fauquissart, France
Wilfred Malleson HMS River Clyde 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Edward Mannock No. 085No. 85 Squadron RFC 1918-06-1717 June 1918 to
26 July 1918*
Over France
William Mariner King's Royal Rifle Corps 1915-05-2222 May 1915 Cambrin, France
James Marshall Irish Guards 1918-11-044 November 1918* Sambre-Oise Canal, France
Cyril Martin Corps of Royal Engineers 1915-03-1212 March 1915 Spanbroek Molen, Belgium
Richard Masters Royal Army Service Corps 1918-04-099 April 1918 Béthune, France
Thomas Maufe Royal Garrison Artillery 1917-06-044 June 1917 Feuchy, France
Joseph Maxwell 01818th Battalion, AIF 1918-10-033 October 1918 Beaurevoir, France
Henry May Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1914-10-2222 October 1914 La Boutillerie, France
Tom Mayson King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1917-07-3131 July 1917 Wieltje, Belgium
John McAulay Scots Guards 1917-11-2727 November 1917 Fontaine Notre Dame, France
Robert McBeath Seaforth Highlanders 1917-11-2020 November 1917 Cambrai, France
Lawrence McCarthy 01616th Battalion, AIF 1918-08-2323 August 1918 Madam Wood, France
James McCudden No. 056No. 56 Squadron RFC 1917-08-01August 1917 to
March 1918
France
Stanley McDougall 04747th Battalion, AIF 1918-03-2828 March 1918 Dernancourt, France
William McFadzean Royal Irish Rifles 1916-07-011 July 1916* Thiepval Wood, France
Lewis McGee 04040th Battalion, AIF 1917-10-044 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
David McGregor Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1918-10-2222 October 1918 Hoogemolen, Belgium
Louis McGuffie King's Own Scottish Borderers 1918-09-2828 September 1918* Wytschaete, Belgium
George McIntosh Gordon Highlanders 1917-07-3131 July 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Hugh McIver Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1918-08-2323 August 1918 Courcelles-le-Comte, France
George McKean 01414th Battalion, CEF 1918-04-2727–28 April 1918 Gavrelle Sector, France
Albert McKenzie HMS Vindictive 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918 Zeebrugge, Belgium
Hugh McKenzie Canadian Machine Gun Corps 1917-10-3030 October 1917* Meetscheele Spur, Belgium
Alan McLeod No. 002No. 2 Squadron RFC 1918-03-2727 March 1918 Albert, France
Eric McNair Royal Sussex Regiment 1916-02-0414 February 1916 Hooge, Belgium
William McNally Green Howards 1918-10-2727 October 1918 Piave River, Italy
Frank McNamara No. 001No. 1 Squadron AFC 1917-03-2020 March 1917 Egypt
John McNamara East Surrey Regiment 1918-09-033 September 1918 Lens, France
Frederick McNess Scots Guards 1916-09-1515 September 1916 Ginchy, France
James McPhie Corps of Royal Engineers 1918-10-1414 October 1918* Aubencheul-au-Bac, France
Allastair McReady-Diarmid Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 1917-11-3030 November 1917 to
1 December 1917*
Moeuvres, France
Arthur Martin-Leake[D] Royal Army Medical Corps 1914-10-2929 October 1914
8 November 1914
Zonnebeke, Belgium
Samuel Meekosha Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1915-11-1919 November 1915 Yser, France
John Meikle Seaforth Highlanders 1918-07-2020 July 1918 Marfaux, France
Edward Mellish Royal Army Chaplains' Department 1916-03-2727–29 March 1916 St. Eloi, Belgium
Charles Melvin Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1917-04-2121 April 1917 Istabulat, Mesopotamia
William Merrifield 0044th Battalion, CEF 1918-10-011 October 1918 Abancourt, France
William Metcalf 01616th Battalion, CEF 1918-09-022 September 1918 Arras, France
Francis Miles Gloucestershire Regiment 1918-10-2323 October 1918 Bois de L'Eveque, France
James Miller King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1916-07-3030–31 July 1916* Bazentin-le-Petit, France
Walter Mills Manchester Regiment 1917-12-1010–11 December 1917* Givenchy, France
William Milne 01616th Battalion, CEF 1917-04-099 April 1917* Thelus, France
Harry Miner 05858th Battalion, CEF 1918-08-088 August 1918* Demuin, France
Mir Dast 05555th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force) 1915-04-2626 April 1915 Wieltje, Belgium
Coulson Mitchell 0044th Canadian Engineers 1918-10-088–9 October 1918 Canal de L'Escaut, France
Martin Moffat Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment 1918-10-1414 October 1918 Ledegem, Belgium
John Molyneux Royal Fusiliers 1917-10-099 October 1917 Langemarck, Belgium
Rupert Moon 05858th Battalion, AIF 1917-05-1212 May 1917 Bullecourt, France
George Moor Hampshire Regiment 1915-06-055 June 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Montague Moore Hampshire Regiment 1917-09-2020 September 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Robert Morrow Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) 1915-04-1212 April 1915 Messines, Belgium
Edward Mott Border Regiment 1917-01-2727 January 1917 Le Transloy, France
Thomas Mottershead No. 020No. 20 Squadron RFC 1917-01-077 January 1917* Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium
Albert Mountain Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1918-03-2626 March 1918 Hamelincourt, France
John Moyney Irish Guards 1917-09-1212–13 September 1917 Broembeek, Belgium
Harold Mugford Machine Gun Corps 1917-04-1111 April 1917 Monchy-le-Preux, France
George Mullin Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1917-10-3030 October 1917 Passchendaele, Belgium
Harry Murray 01313th Battalion, AIF 1917-02-044–5 February 1917 Gueudecourt, France
Edgar Myles Welsh Regiment 1916-04-099 April 1916 Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia
Martin Nasmith HMS E11 1915-05-2020 May 1915 to
8 June 1915
Dardanelles, Turkey
Philip Neame Corps of Royal Engineers 1914-12-1919 December 1914 Neuve Chapelle, France
Samuel Needham Bedfordshire Regiment 1918-09-1010–11 September 1918 Kefr Kasim, Palestine
Thomas Neely King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1918-09-2727 September 1918* Flesquières, France
David Nelson Royal Horse Artillery 1914-09-011 September 1914 Néry, France
James Newland 01212th Battalion, AIF 1917-04-077–14 April 1917[A] Bapaume, France
Henry Nicholas Canterbury Regiment 1917-12-033 December 1917 Polderhoek, Belgium
Cecil Noble Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1915-03-1212 March 1915 Neuve Chapelle, France
Claude Nunney 03838th Battalion, CEF 1918-09-011–2 September 1918 Drocourt-Quéant Line, France
James Ockendon Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1917-10-044 October 1917 Langemark, Belgium
Christopher O'Kelly 05252nd Battalion, CEF 1917-10-2626 October 1917 Passchendaele, Belgium
Michael O'Leary Irish Guards 1915-02-011 February 1915 Cuinchy, France
Martin O'Meara 01616th Battalion, AIF 1916-08-099–12 August 1916 Pozières, France
John O'Neill Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment 1918-10-1414 October 1918 Moorsele, Belgium
George Onions Devonshire Regiment 1918-08-2222 August 1918 Achiet-le-Petit, France
John Ormsby King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 1917-04-1414 April 1917 Favet, France
Michael O'Rourke 0077th Battalion, CEF 1917-08-1515–17 August 1917 Hill 60, France
Gerald O'Sullivan Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1915-07-011–2 July 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Frederick Palmer Royal Fusiliers 1917-02-1616–17 February 1917 Courcelette, France
Walter Parker Royal Marine Light Infantry 1915-04-3030 April 1915 to
1 May 1915
Gallipoli, Turkey
Frederick Parslow Royal Naval Reserve 1915-07-044 July 1915* Atlantic Ocean
Hardy Parsons Gloucestershire Regiment 1917-08-2020–21 August 1917 EpehyÉpehy, France
George Paton Grenadier Guards 1917-12-011 December 1917* Gonnelieu, France
John Pattison 05050th Battalion, CEF 1917-04-1010 April 1917 Vimy Ridge, France
George Peachment King's Royal Rifle Corps 1915-09-2525 September 1915* Hulluch, France
George Pearkes 0055th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles 1917-10-3030–31 October 1917 Passchendaele, Belgium
Cyrus Peck 01616th Battalion, CEF 1918-09-022 September 1918 Cagnicourt, France
Walter Peeler 0033rd Battalion, AIF 1917-10-044 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
Robert Phillips Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1917-01-2525 January 1917 Kut, Mesopotamia
Ernest Pitcher HMS Dunraven 1917-08-088 August 1917 Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean
Alfred Pollard Honourable Artillery Company 1917-04-2929 April 1917 Gavrelle, France
James Pollock Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1915-09-2727 September 1915 Hohenzollern Redoubt, France
Charles Pope 01111th Battalion, AIF 1917-04-1515 April 1917* Louveral, France
Frederick Potts Berkshire Yeomanry 1915-08-2121 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Arthur Poulter Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1918-04-1010 April 1918 Erquinghem, France
Arthur Procter King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1916-06-044 June 1916 Ficheux, France
George Prowse Royal Naval Division 1918-09-022 September 1918 Pronville, France
Thomas Pryce Grenadier Guards 1918-04-1111–12 April 1918* Vieux-Berquin, France
Robert Quigg Royal Irish Rifles 1916-07-011 July 1916 Hamel, France
Harry Ranken Royal Army Medical Corps 1914-09-1919–20 September 1914* Haute-Avesnes, France
William Ratcliffe Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) 1917-06-1414 June 1917 Messines, Belgium
Walter Rayfield 0077th Battalion, CEF 1918-09-022–4 September 1918 Arras, France
John Raynes Royal Field Artillery 1915-10-1111 October 1915 Béthune, France
Anketell Read Northamptonshire Regiment 1915-09-2525 September 1915* Hulluch, France
John Readitt Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) 1917-02-2525 February 1917 Alqayat-al-Gaharbigah Bend, Mesopotamia
Ivor Rees South Wales Borderers 1917-07-3131 July 1917 Pilkem, Belgium
Lionel Rees No. 032No. 32 Squadron RFC 1916-07-011 July 1916 Double Crassieurs, France
Oswald Reid King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1917-03-088–10 March 1917 Dialah River, Mesopotamia
Thomas Rendle Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1914-11-2020 November 1914 Wulverghem, Belgium
Douglas Reynolds Royal Field Artillery 1914-08-2626 August 1914
9 September 1914
Le Cateau, France
Henry Reynolds Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1917-09-2020 September 1917 Frezenberg, Belgium
John Rhodes Grenadier Guards 1917-10-099 October 1917 Houthulst Forest, Belgium
William Rhodes-Moorhouse No. 002No. 2 Squadron RFC 1915-04-2626 April 1915* Kortrijk, Belgium
Alfred Richards Lancashire Fusiliers 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
James Richardson 01616th Battalion, CEF 1916-10-088 October 1916* Somme, France
Thomas Ricketts Royal Newfoundland Regiment 1918-10-1414 October 1918 Ledeghem, Belgium
Frederick Riggs York and Lancaster Regiment 1918-10-011 October 1918* Epinoy, France
John Ripley Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1915-05-099 May 1915 Rue du Bois, France
Henry Ritchie HMS Goliath 1914-11-2828 November 1914 Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika
Walter Ritchie Seaforth Highlanders 1916-07-011 July 1916 Beaumont-Hamel, France
Jacob Rivers Sherwood Foresters 1915-03-1212 March 1915* Neuve Chapelle, France
Frank Roberts Worcestershire Regiment 1918-03-2222 March 1918 to
2 April 1918
Pargny, France
Charles Robertson Royal Fusiliers 1918-03-088–9 March 1918 Polderhoek Chateau, Belgium
Clement Robertson Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 1917-10-044 October 1917 Zonnebeke, Belgium
James Robertson 02727th Battalion, CEF 1917-11-066 November 1917* Passchendaele, Belgium
Eric Robinson HMS Vengeance 1915-02-2626 February 1915 Dardanelles, Turkey
Leefe Robinson No. 039No. 39 Squadron RFC 1916-09-022–3 September 1916 Cuffley, England
Henry Robson Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) 1914-12-1414 December 1914 Kemmel, Belgium
Frederick Room Royal Irish Regiment 1917-08-1616 August 1917 Frezenberg, Belgium
George Roupell East Surrey Regiment 1915-04-2020 April 1915 Hill 60, Belgium
Charles Rutherford 0055th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles 1918-08-2626 August 1918 Monchy, France
William Ruthven 02222nd Battalion, AIF 1918-05-1919 May 1918 Ville-sur-Ancre, France
John Ryan 05555th Battalion, AIF 1918-09-3030 September 1918 Hindenburg Defences, France
Robert Ryder Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 1916-09-2626 September 1916 Thiepval, France
Clifford Sadlier 05151st Battalion, AIF 1918-04-2424–25 April 1918 Villers-Bretonneux, France
Thomas Sage Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) 1917-10-044 October 1917 Ypres, Belgium
George Samson Royal Naval Reserve 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
George Sanders Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 1916-07-011 July 1916 Thiepval, France
William Sanders HMS Prize 1917-04-3030 April 1917 Atlantic
Richard Sandford HMS C3 1918-04-2222–23 April 1918 Zeebrugge, Belgium
Arthur Saunders Suffolk Regiment 1915-09-2626 September 1915 Loos, France
John Sayer Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment 1918-03-2121 March 1918[C] Le Verguier, France
John Schofield Lancashire Fusiliers 1918-04-099 April 1918* Givenchy, France
Francis Scrimger Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Saint-Julien, Belgium
Ernest Seaman Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1918-09-2929 September 1918* Terhand, Belgium
Cecil Sewell Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1918-08-2929 August 1918* Fremicourt, France
Shahamad Khan 08989th Punjab Regiment 1916-04-1212–13 April 1916 Beit Ayeesa, Mesopotamia
Robert Shankland 04343rd Battalion, CEF 1917-10-2626 October 1917 Passchendaele, Belgium
Charles Sharpe Lincolnshire Regiment 1915-05-099 May 1915 Rouges Bancs, France
Albert Shepherd King's Royal Rifle Corps 1917-11-2020 November 1917 Villers Plouich, France
John Sherwood-Kelly Norfolk Regiment 1917-11-2020 November 1917 Marcoing, France
William Short Green Howards 1916-08-066 August 1916* Munster Alley, France
Alfred Shout 0011st Battalion, AIF 1915-08-099 August 1915* Gallipoli, Turkey
Ellis Sifton 01818th Battalion, CEF 1917-04-099 April 1917* Neuville-St.-Vaast, France
Badlu Singh 01414th Murray's Jat Lancers 1918-09-2323 September 1918* River Jordan, Palestine
John Sinton Indian Medical Service 1916-01-2121 January 1916 Orah Ruins, Mesopotamia
John Skinner King's Own Scottish Borderers 1917-08-1818 August 1917 Wijdendrift, Belgium
Alfred Smith East Lancashire Regiment 1915-12-2323 December 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Archibald Smith Royal Naval Reserve 1917-03-1010 March 1917* Atlantic Ocean
Edward Smith Lancashire Fusiliers 1918-08-2121–23 August 1918 Serre, France
Issy Smith Manchester Regiment 1915-04-2626 April 1915 Saint-Julien, Belgium
James Smith Border Regiment 1914-12-2121 December 1914 Rouges Bancs, France
John Smyth 01515th Ludhiana Sikhs 1915-05-1818 May 1915 Richebourg L'Aouve, France
James Somers Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1915-07-011–2 July 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Charles Spackman Border Regiment 1917-11-2020 November 1917 Marcoing, France
Robert Spall Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 1918-08-1313 August 1918 Parvillers, France
Percy Statton 04040th Battalion, AIF 1918-08-1010–12 August 1918 Proyart, France
Thomas Steele Seaforth Highlanders 1917-02-2222 February 1917 Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia
Charles Stone Royal Field Artillery 1918-03-2121 March 1918 Caponne Farm, France
Walter Stone Royal Fusiliers 1917-11-3030 November 1917* Cambrai, France
Percy Storkey 01919th Battalion, AIF 1918-04-077 April 1918 Hangard Wood, France
Harcus Strachan The Fort Garry Horse, CEF 1917-11-2020 November 1917 Masnieres, France
George Stringer Manchester Regiment 1916-03-088 March 1916 Es Sinn, Mesopotamia
Ronald Stuart HMS Pargust 1917-06-077 June 1917 Atlantic Ocean
Frank Stubbs Lancashire Fusiliers 1915-04-2525 April 1915* Gallipoli, Turkey
Ernest Sykes Northumberland Fusiliers 1917-04-099 April 1917 Arras, France
William Symons 0077th Battalion, AIF 1915-08-088–9 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
James Tait 07878th Battalion, CEF 1918-08-1111 August 1918* Amiens, France
Henry Tandey Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1918-09-2828 September 1918 Marcoing, France
John Thomas Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) 1917-11-3030 November 1917 Cambrai, France
Hugo Throssell 01010th Light Horse Regiment 1915-08-2929–30 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Arthur Tisdall Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Ross Tollerton Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1914-09-1414 September 1914 Battle of the Aisne, France
Joseph Tombs King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1915-05-1616 May 1915 Rue du Bois, France
James Towers Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1918-10-066 October 1918 Méricourt, France
Edgar Towner Australian Machine Gun Corps 1918-09-011 September 1918 Mont St. Quentin, France
Alfred Toye Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) 1918-03-2525 March 1918 Eterpigny Ridge, France
Charles Train London Scottish Regiment 1917-12-088 December 1917 Air Karim, Palestine
Richard Travis Otago Infantry Regiment 1918-07-2424 July 1918* Rossignol Wood, France
Frederick Tubb 0077th Battalion, AIF 1915-08-099 August 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
James Turnbull Highland Light Infantry 1916-07-011 July 1916* Authuille, France
Alexander Turner Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) 1915-09-2828 September 1915*[C] Vermelles, France
Thomas Turrall Worcestershire Regiment 1916-07-033 July 1916 La Boiselle, France
Edward Unwin HMS River Clyde 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
James Upton Sherwood Foresters 1915-05-099 May 1915 Rouges Bancs, France
John Vallentin South Staffordshire Regiment 1914-11-077 November 1914* Zillebeke, Belgium
Bernard Vann Sherwood Foresters 1918-09-2929 September 1918 Bellenglise, France
Theodore Veale Devonshire Regiment 1916-07-2020 July 1916 High Wood, France
John Vereker Grenadier Guards 1918-09-2727 September 1918 Canal du Nord, France
Arthur Vickers Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1915-09-2525 September 1915 Hulloch, France
Geoffrey Vickers Sherwood Foresters 1915-10-1414 October 1915 Hohenzollern Redoubt, France
Richard Wain Tank CorpsTank Corps 1917-11-2020 November 1917* Marcoing, France
Garth Walford Royal Artillery 1915-04-2626 April 1915* Gallipoli, Turkey
Samuel Wallace Royal Field Artillery 1917-11-2020 November 1917 Gonnelieu, France
Horace Waller King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 1917-04-1010 April 1917* Heninel, France
Sidney Ware Seaforth Highlanders 1916-04-066 April 1916 Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia
William Waring Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1918-09-1818 September 1918* Ronssoy, France
Blair Wark 03232nd Battalion, AIF 1918-09-2929 September 1918 to
1 October 1918
Bellicourt, France
Reginald Warneford No. 001No. 1 Squadron RNAS 1915-06-077 June 1915 Ghent, Belgium
Edward Warner Bedfordshire Regiment 1915-05-011 May 1915* Ypres, Belgium
Arnold Waters Corps of Royal Engineers 1918-11-044 November 1918 Ors, France
Oliver Watson King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 1918-03-2828 March 1918* Rossignol Wood, France
Joseph Watt Royal Naval Reserve 1917-05-1515 May 1917 Straits of Otranto, Italy
Henry Weale Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1918-08-2626 August 1918 Bazentin-le-Grand, France
Frank Wearne Essex Regiment 1917-06-2828 June 1917* Loos, France
Lawrence Weathers 04343rd Battalion, AIF 1918-09-022 September 1918 Péronne, France
James Welch Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) 1917-04-2929 April 1917 Oppy, Pas-de-Calais, France
Harry Wells Royal Sussex Regiment 1915-09-2525 September 1915* Le Rutoire, France
Ferdinand West No. 008No. 8 Squadron RFC 1918-08-1212 August 1918 Over France
Richard West North Irish Horse 1918-08-2121 August 1918
2 September 1918*
Courcelles-le-Comte, France
George Wheeler 0099th Gurkha Rifles 1917-02-2323 February 1917 Shumran, Mesopotamia
George Wheeler 0077th Hariana Lancers 1915-04-1212–13 April 1915* Shaiba, Mesopotamia
Albert White South Wales Borderers 1917-05-1919 May 1917* Monchy-le-Preux, France
Archie White Green Howards 1916-09-2121 September 1916 to
1 October 1916
Stuff Redoubt, France
Geoffrey White HMS E14 1918-01-2828 January 1918* Dardanelles, Turkey
Jack White King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1917-03-077 March 1917 Dialah River, Mesopotamia
William White Machine Gun Corps 1918-09-1818 September 1918 Gouzeaucourt, France
Harold Whitfield King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) 1918-03-1010 March 1918 Burj El Lisaneh, Egypt
Thomas Whitham Coldstream Guards 1917-07-3131 July 1917 Pilkem, Belgium
John Whittle 01212th Battalion, AIF 1917-04-099–10 April 1917 Boursies, France
Alfred Wilcox Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 1918-09-1212 September 1918 Laventie, France
Alfred Wilkinson Manchester Regiment 1918-10-2020 October 1918 Marou, France
Thomas Wilkinson Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1916-07-055 July 1916 La Boiselle, France
Jack Williams South Wales Borderers 1918-10-077–8 October 1918 Villers Outreaux, France
William Williams Royal Naval Reserve 1917-06-077 June 1917 Atlantic
William Williams HMS River Clyde 1915-04-2525 April 1915* Gallipoli, Turkey
Richard Willis Lancashire Fusiliers 1915-04-2525 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
George Wilson Highland Light Infantry 1914-09-1414 September 1914 Verneuill, France
Harry Wood Scots Guards 1918-10-1313 October 1918 St. Python, France
Wilfred Wood Northumberland Fusiliers 1918-10-2828 October 1918 Casa Vana, Italy
Joseph Woodall Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1918-04-1111 April 1918 La Pannerie, France
Thomas Woodcock Irish Guards 1917-09-1212–13 September 1917 Broenbeek, Belgium
Sidney Woodroffe Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade) 1915-07-3030 July 1915* Hooge, Belgium
James Woods 04848th Battalion, AIF 1918-09-1818 September 1918 Le Verguier, France
Geoffrey Woolley Queen Victoria's Rifles 1915-04-2020–21 April 1915 Hill 60, Belgium
Theodore Wright Corps of Royal Engineers 1914-08-2323 August 1914
14 September 1914*
Mons, Belgium
George Wyatt Coldstream Guards 1914-08-2525–26 August 1914 Landrecies, France
Charles Yate King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry) 1914-08-2626 August 1914 Le Cateau, France
Frederick Youens Durham Light Infantry 1917-07-077 July 1917* Hill 60, Belgium
Jack Youll Northumberland Fusiliers 1918-06-1515 June 1918 Asiago, Italy
Frank Young Hertfordshire Regiment 1918-09-1818 September 1918* Havrincourt, France
John Young 08787th Battalion, CEF 1918-09-022 September 1918 Dury-Arras Sector, France
Thomas Young Durham Light Infantry 1918-03-2525–31 March 1918 Bucquoy, France
William Young East Lancashire Regiment 1915-12-2222 December 1915 Fonquevillers, France
Raphael Zengel 0055th Battalion, CEF 1918-08-099 August 1918 Warvillers, France

Footnotes[edit]

^ Victoria Cross was awarded for several acts in the time period.
^ Chavasse died of his wounds two days after the deed which merited his second Victoria Cross.
^ Died of his wounds
^ Martin-Leake's second Victoria Cross

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashcroft, Michael; preface; XI–XIII
  2. ^ The Gazette publishing the original Royal Warrant
    "No. 21846". The London Gazette. 5 February 1856. pp. 410–411.
  3. ^ Ashcroft, Michael; pp.7–10
  4. ^ Ashcroft, Michael; Preface to Victoria Cross Heroes
  5. ^ Willmott, H.P.; p.10
  6. ^ Willmott, H.P.; p.15
  7. ^ Keegan, John; p.8
  8. ^ Willmott, H.P.; p.307
  9. ^ Arthur, Max; p.244
  10. ^ Arthur, Max; pp.241–242
  11. ^ Willmott, H.P.; p.6
  12. ^ Kitchen, Martin; p.22
  13. ^ Marshall, pp.78–79
  14. ^ "1st Australian Imperial Force". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  15. ^ "Soldiers of the First World War – CEF". Library and archives Canada. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  16. ^ "A lesson of history". Oxford Times. 15 June 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  17. ^ "SIXTH SUPPLEMENT TO The London Gazette Of TUESDAY, the 8th of JANUARY, 1918". The London Gazette (30471): 725. 11 January 1918.

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