Gallery Solace - VC Recipients 1917
Gallery Solace - The Great War 1914-1918


 
VICTORIA CROSS RECIPIENTS 1917
In only singling out those individuals who were awarded the Victoria Cross in the “First World War” by no means diminishes the bravery, verve, and sacrifice of those who served at the front of whatever nationality. On the contrary, the combatants of the ”Great War” often performed supreme acts of unimaginable heroism, self-sacrifice, courage, dogged determination, loyalty and comradeship that we now find impossible to comprehend in these modern times with out acknowledgment and awards.
1917 VICTORIA CROSS COLLECTABLE MUG
Archibald Bisset Smith VC:
19 Dec 1878 – 10 Mar 1917
He was thirty nine years old and Master of the SS Otaki, a ship of the Mercantile Marine and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 10th March 1917 in the Atlantic Ocean.With an extract from his citation
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Archibald Bisset Smith VC:
As a Merchant seaman he could not receive the VC at that time. In 1919 he was posthumously promoted a Temporary Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve and was then entitled to receive the VC posthumously
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Harold Ackroyd VC:
18 July 1877 – 11 Aug 1917
He was 40 years old and a temporary Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps of the British Army attached to the 6th Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, (Princess Charlotte of Wales`s) and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 31st July 1917 to 1st August 1917 at Ypres Belgium. With an extract from his citation.
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Harold Ackroyd VC:
Buried at:
Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke
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Leslie W Andrew, VC, DSO. 23 Mar 1897 – 8 Jan 1969
He was 20 years old and a corporal in New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 31st July 1917 at La Basse Ville, Belgium. ( During the early phase of the Battle of Passchendaele). With an extract from his citation.
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Leslie Wilton Andrew, VC, DSO. Buried at:
Levin RSA Cemetery, in Levin, New Zealand
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Colin Fraser Barron VC:
20 Sept 1893 – 15 Aug 1958
He was 24 years old and a Corporal in the 3rd (Toronto) Battalion. Canadian Expeditionary Force and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 6 November 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium. With an extract from his citation.
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Colin Fraser Barron VC:
Buried at:
Prospect Cemetery, Toronto
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Frederick Birks VC, MM:
16 Aug 1894 – 21 Sept 1917
He was 23 years old and a second lieutenant in the 6th Battalion. Australian Army, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 20 September at Glencorse Wood, Ypres, Belgium. With an extract from his citation.
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Frederick Birks VC, MM.
Buried at:
Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
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Charles G Bonner VC DSC:
29 Dec 1884 – 7 Feb 1951
He was 32 years old, and a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 8 August 1917 in the Bay of Biscay, Atlantic. With an extract from his citation.
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Charles G Bonner VC DSC: Buried at:
St Mary's Churchyard, Aldridge, West Midlands
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Arthur Drummond Borton VC CMG DSO
1 July 1883 – 5 Jan 1933 He was 24 years old and a lieutenant colonel in the 2/22nd (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 7th November 1917 at Sheria, Palestine, With an extract from his citation
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Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Drummond Borton VC CMG DSO. Buried at: Hunton Churchyard Hunton, Maidstone, Kent
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Edward Brooks VC
11 Apr 1883 – 26 June 1944
He was 34 years old, and a Company Sergeant Major in the 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, British Army, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 28 April 1917 at Fayet, near Saint-Quentin, France, With an extract from his citation
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Edward Brooks VC.
Buried at:
Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford
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Harry W. Brown VC
10 May 1898 – 17 Aug 1917
He was 19 years old, and a Private in the 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on August 16, 1917, at Hill 70, near Loos, France. With an extract from his citation
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Harry W. Brown VC.
Buried at:
Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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Patrick Joseph Bugden VC
17 Mar 1897 – 28 Sept 1917
He was 20 years old and a private in the 31st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions During the period 26 September to 28 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium,. With an extract from his citation
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Patrick Joseph Bugden VC. Buried at:
Hooge Crater Cemetery
Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium:
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Robert James Bye VC
12 Dec 1889 – 23 Aug 1962,
He was 27 years old, and a Sergeant in the 1st Bn., Welsh Guards, British Army, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 31 July 1917 at the Yser Canal, Belgium during the Third Battle of Ypres,. With an extract from his citation
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Robert James Bye VC.
Buried at:
Warsop Cemetery
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire,:
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Gordon Campbell VC DSO
6 Jan 1886 – 3 July 1953
He was 31 years old and Commander of the HMS Farnborough (Q.5) and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 17 February 1917 in the north Atlantic. With an extract from his citation
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Gordon Campbell VC DSO Buried at:
All Saints Churchyard, Crondall
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John Carmichael VC MM
1 Apr 1893 – 20 Dec 1977
He was 24 years old, and a sergeant in the 9th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 8th September 1917 near Hill 60, Zwarteleen, Belgium. With an extract from his citation.
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John Carmichael VC MM
LAID TO REST AT:
New Monkland (Landward) Cemetery
Price: £1.00
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John Henry Carless VC
11 Nov 1896 – 17 Nov 1917
He was 21 years old, and an Ordinary Seaman in the Royal Navy aboard HMS Caledon, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 17 November 1917 at the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight, Germany. With an extract from his citation
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John Henry Carless VC.
Buried at:
Buried at sea
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John Carroll VC
16 Aug 1891 – 4 Oct 1971
He was 25 years old, and a Private in the New South Wales 33rd Battalion Australian Army, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 7th–12th June 1917 at St. Yves, Belgium, during the Battle of Messines. With an extract from his citation
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John Carroll VC.
Buried at:
Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
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Percy Herbert Cherry VC, MC
4 June 1895 – 27 Mar 1917
:He was 22 years old, and a Captain in C Company, 26th Battalion, Australian Army, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 26 March 1917 at Lagnicourt, Pas-de-Calais France. With an extract from his citation
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Percy Herbert Cherry VC, MC. Buried at
Quéant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France.
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Major General Clifford Coffin VC, CB, DSO & Bar
10 Feb 1870 – 4 Feb 1959:
He was 47 years old, and a temporary brigadier general in the Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army, Commander 25th Infantry Brigade, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions On 31st July 1917 in Westhoek, Belgium. With an extract from his citation.
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Major General Clifford Coffin VC, CB, DSO & Bar:
Buried at
Holy Trinity Churchyard, Colemans Hatch, East Sussex
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John Collins VC DCM MM
10 Sept 1880 – 3 Sept 1951.
He was 37 years old, and an acting corporal in the 25th Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers,, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 31 October 1917 at Wadi Saba, Beersheba, Palestine. With an extract from his citation:

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John Collins VC DCM MM. Buried at:
Pant Cemetery, Merthyr Tydfil. Wales
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Hugh Colvin VC
1 Feb 1887 – 16 Sept 1962.
He was 30 years old, and a second Lieutenant in the 9th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 20 September 1917 east of Ypres, Belgium. With an extract from his citation:
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Hugh Colvin VC.
Buried at
Carnmoney Cemetery, Newtownabbey
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Robert Grierson Combe VC :
5 Aug 1880 – 3 May 1917.
He was 36 years old, and a lieutenant in the 27th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 3 May 1917, south of Acheville, France. With an extract from his citation:
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Robert Grierson Combe VC :
Buried at:
Canadian National Vimy Memorial
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Edward Cooper VC:
4 May 1896 – 19 Aug 1985.
He was 21 years old, and a Sergeant in the 12th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 16 August 1917 at Langemarck, during the Battle of Passchendaele. With an extract from his citation:
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Edward Cooper VC:
Buried at:
Teesside Crematorium, Middlesbrough.
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Christopher Augustus Cox VC:
25 Dec 1889 – 28 Apr 1959.
He was 28 years old, and a private in the 7th Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 13 March 1917 at Achiet-le-Grand, France. With an extract from his citation:
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Christopher Augustus Cox VC:
Buried at:
Kings Langley Cemetery.
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Edward Elers Delaval Henderson VC 2 Oct 1878 – 25 Jan 1917 He was 38 years old, and a major and acting lieutenant colonel in [[The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 25th January 1917 on the west bank of the River Hai, near Kut, Mesopotamia. With an extract from his citation.
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Edward Elers Delaval Henderson VC LAID TO REST AT: Amara Military Cemetery
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Thomas Mottershead VC, DCM 17 Jan 1892 – 12 Jan 1917 He was 24 years old, and a Flight Sergeant with No. 20 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 7th January 1917 near Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium. With an extract from his citation.
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Thomas Mottershead VC, DCM LAID TO REST AT: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Mottershead was awarded the only V.C to a non-commissioned RFC officer during the First World War
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George Harry Mullin VC MM 15 Aug 1892 – 5 April 1963 He was 25 years old, and a sergeant in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 30th October 1917 at Passchendaele, Belgium. With an extract from his citation.
Price: £10.00
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George Harry Mullin VC MM LAID TO REST AT: South Side Cemetery, Moosomin, Saskatchewan
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Henry William "Harry" Murray VC, CMG, DSO & Bar, DCM 1 December 1880 – 7 January 1966 He was 23 years old, and a Captain commanding A Company of 13th Battalion First Australian Imperial Force and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the night of 4th–5th February 1917 at Flesquières France. With an extract from his citation.
Price: £10.00
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Henry William "Harry" Murray VC, CMG, DSO & Bar, DCM LAID TO REST AT: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Brisbane
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Robert Edwin Phillips VC 11 Apr 1895 – 23 Sept 1968 He was 21 years old, and a Temporary Lieutenant in the 13th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, British Army, attached to the 9th (S) Battalion and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 25th January 1917 near Kut, Mesopotamia. With an extract from his citation.
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Robert Edwin Phillips VC LAID TO REST AT: St Veep Churchyard, Cornwall
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Thomas Steele VC (6 Feb 1891 – 11 July 1978) He was 26 years old, and a sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's),) and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 22 February 1917 near Sanna-y-Yat, Mesopotamia,. With an extract from his citation:
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Thomas Steele VC Buried at: Hollingwood Crematorium, Oldham
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Thomas Crisp VC, DSC, RNR:
2 28 Apr 1876 – 15 Aug 1917.
He was 41 years old, and Skipper of HM Armed Smack Nelson, Royal Naval Reserve and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 15th August, in the North Sea against an attack from a German submarine. With an extract from his citation:
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Thomas Crisp VC, DSC, RNR:
Buried at: Sea
inscribed on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
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