Who was Lanoe Hawker

Lanoe George Hawker, VC, DSO (30 December 1890 to 23 November 1916) was a British flying ace of the First World War. Having seven credited victories, he was the third pilot to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry awarded to British and Commonwealth servicemen. He was killed in a dogfight with the… Read More

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Who was Bryan James Budd?

Introduction Bryan James Budd, VC (16 July 1977 to 20 August 2006) was a British Army soldier and a Northern Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Budd was a corporal in the 3rd Battalion, Parachute… Read More

Who was John Buckley?

Introduction Major John Buckley VC (24 May 1813 to 14 July 1876) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross. He was the 115th recipient of the award and the first of 182 awarded during the Indian Mutiny (1358 have been awarded in total). Early Life Buckley was born in a cottage on Cocker Hill… Read More

Who was Edward Kenna?

Introduction Edward ‘Ted’ Kenna, VC (06 July 1919 to 08 July 2009) was an Australian soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry “in the face of the enemy” that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. Before his death, he was the last surviving Australian… Read More

Who was Edward Lawson?

Introduction Edward Lawson VC (11 April 1873 to 02 July 1955) 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. He was a Private in the 1st Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders, British Army… Read More

Who was Arthur Borton?

Introduction Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Drummond Borton VC, CMG, DSO (01 July 1883 to 05 January 1933) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Biography Borton was born at Cheveney, Kent to British officer Arthur… Read More

Who was John Berryman?

Introduction John Berryman VC (18 July 1825 to 27 June 1896) was a British Army non-commissioned officer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Victoria Cross Action Born in Dudley, England, Berriman was 29 years… Read More