|Born||21 July 1892
Huby, Hambleton, North Yorkshire
|Died||9 April 1982
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
|Buried at||Thorntree Cemetery, Middlesbrough|
Machine Gun Corps
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
Tom Dresser VC (21 July 1892 – 9 April 1982) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Dresser was born on 21 July 1892. He was 24 years old, and a private in the 7th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own), British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 12 May 1917 near Roeux, France, Private Dresser, in spite of having been twice wounded on the way and suffering great pain, succeeded in conveying an important message from battalion headquarters to the front line trenches, which he eventually reached in an exhausted condition. His fearlessness and determination to deliver this message at all costs proved of the greatest value to his battalion at a critical period.