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BerichtGeplaatst: 23 Apr 2008 21:31    Onderwerp: Victoria Cross Reageer met quote

Geschiedenis en algemene vragen over het Victoria Cross hieronder aub.
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Price of Glory @ 02 Jan 2008 19:17 schreef:
Victoria Cross Winnaars die begraven liggen in Belgie.



Dease, M.J. Won het eerste Victoria Cross (1914) in Belgie en stierf er, 1914.

Cloutman, B.M. Won het laaste Victoria Cross (1918) van het western front in Frankrijk en stierf in London, 1971.

Caldwell, T. Won het laaste Victoria Cross (1918) in Belgie en stierf in Adelaide (Australie), 1969.

McGregor, D.S. Was de laaste Victoria Cross winnaar die in Belgie stierf, 1918.

Allemaal terug te vinden in het boekje van Gerald Gliddon + de VC's in Frankrijk.


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BerichtGeplaatst: 24 Apr 2008 15:02    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Deze ook:
BLANKENBERGE TOWN CEMETERY:Lt.Commander Bradford G.N.
LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY:Maj. Tubb
YPRES (MENIN GATE)MEMORIAL:Brig.Gen. Fitzclarence
Ypres reservoir cemetery:Brig.Gen. Maxwell F.A.,CSI,DSO
ZEEBRUGGE MEMORIAL:Lt.Commander Harrison A.L.
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BerichtGeplaatst: 24 Apr 2008 16:46    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

erik @ 24 Apr 2008 16:02 schreef:
Deze ook:
BLANKENBERGE TOWN CEMETERY:Lt.Commander Bradford G.N.
LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY:Maj. Tubb
YPRES (MENIN GATE)MEMORIAL:Brig.Gen. Fitzclarence
Ypres reservoir cemetery:Brig.Gen. Maxwell F.A.,CSI,DSO
ZEEBRUGGE MEMORIAL:Lt.Commander Harrison A.L.

Ik snapte eerst niet waarom ze niet in m'n gids stonden maar naar wat zoek werk ben ik d'r achter, namelijk :

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Lt.Commander Bradford G.N. An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 31236, dated 14th March, 1919, records the following:-"For most conspicuous gallantry at Zeebrugge on the night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918. This Officer was in command of the Naval Storming Parties embarked in '' Iris II.'' When '' Iris II '' proceeded alongside the Mole great difficulty was experienced in placing the parapet anchors owing to the motion of the ship. An attempt was made to land by the scaling ladders before the ship was secured. Lieutenant Claude E. K. Hawkings (late '' Erin '') managed to, get one ladder in position and actually reached the parapet, the ladder being crushed to pieces just as he stepped off it. This very gallant young officer was last seen defending himself with his revolver. He was killed on the parapet. Though securing the ship was not part of his duties, Lieut.-Commander Bradford climbed up the derrick, which carried a large parapet anchor and was rigged out over the port side; during this climb the ship was surging up and down and the derrick crashing on the Mole. Waiting his opportunity he jumped with the parapet anchor on to the Mole and placed it in position. Immediately after hooking on the parapet anchor Lieut.-Commander Bradford was riddled with bullets from machine guns and fell into the sea between the Mole and the ship. Attempts to recover his body failed. Lieut.-Commander Bradford''s action was one of absolute self-sacrifice; without a moment''s hesitation he went to certain death, recognising that in such action lay the only possible chance of securing '' Iris II '' and enabling her storming parties to land."

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Lt.Commander Harrison A.L. An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 14th March, 1919, records the following:-" For most conspicuous gallantry at Zeebrugge on the night of the 22nd-23rd April, 1918. This officer was in immediate command of the Naval Storming Parties embarked in 'Vindictive'. Immediately before coming alongside the Mole Lieut.-Commander Harrison was struck on the head by a fragment of a shell which broke his jaw and knocked him senseless. Recovering consciousness he proceeded on to the Mole and took over command of his party, who were attacking the seaward end of the Mole. The silencing of the guns on the Mole head was of the first importance, and though in a position fully exposed to the enemy's machine-gun fire Lieut.-Commander Harrison gathered his men together and led them to the attack. He was killed at the head of his men, all of whom were either killed or wounded. Lieut.-Commander Harrison, though already severely wounded and undoubtedly in great pain, displayed indomitable resolution and courage of the highest order in pressing his attack, knowing as he did that any delay in silencing the guns might jeopardise the main object of the expedition, i.e., the blocking of the Zeebrugge-Bruges Canal. "

Zijn : Royal Navy

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Maj. Tubb An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29328 dated 15th Oct., 1915, records the following:-For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Lone Pine trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula, on 9th August, 1915. In the early morning the enemy made a determined counter attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by Lieutenant Tubb. They advanced up a sap and blew in a sandbag barricade, leaving only one foot of it standing, but Lieutenant Tubb led his men back, repulsed the enemy, and rebuilt the barricade. Supported by strong bombing parties, the enemy succeeded in twice again blowing in the barricade, but on each occasion Lieutenant Tubb, although wounded in the head and arm, held his ground with the greatest coolness and rebuilt it, and finally succeeded in maintaining his position under very heavy bomb fire.

Maj. Tubb verdiende z'n VC. in Gallipoli.

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Brig.Gen. Fitzclarence An extract taken from "The London Gazette," dated 6th July, 1900, records the following:- "On the 14th October 1899, Captain Fitzclarence went with his squadron of the Protectorate Regiment, consisting of only partially trained men, who had never been in action, to the assistance of an armoured train which had gone out from Mafeking. The enemy were in greatly superior numbers, and the squadron was for a time surrounded, and it looked as if nothing could save them from being shot down. Captain Fitzclarence, however, by his personal coolness and courage inspired the greatest confidence in his men, and, by his bold and efficient handling of them, not only succeeded in relieving the armoured train, but inflicted a heavy defeat on the Boers, who lost 50 killed and a large number wounded. The moral effect of this blow had a very important bearing on subsequent encounters with the Boers." "On the 27th October 1899, Captain Fitzclarence led his squadron from Mafeking across the open, and made a night attack with the bayonet on one of the enemy's trenches. A hand-to-hand fight took place in the trench, while heavy fire was concentrated on it from the rear. The enemy was driven out with heavy loss. Captain Fitzclarence was the first man into the position and accounted for four of the enemy with his sword. The British lost 6 killed and 9 wounded. Captain Fitzclarence was himself slightly wounded. With reference to these two actions, Major-General Baden-Powell states that had his Officer not shown an extraordinary spirit and fearlessness the attacks would have been failures, and we should have suffered heavy loss both in men and prestige. On the 26th December 1899, during the action at Game Tree, near Mafeking, Captain Fitzclarence again distinguished himself by his coolness and courage, and was again wounded (severely through both legs)."

Brig.Gen. Fitzclarence verdiende z'n VC. in de Boer War.

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Brig.Gen. Maxwell F.A. An extract taken from the "London Gazette," dated 8th March, 1901, records the following:- "Lieutenant Maxwell was one of three Officers not belonging to "Q" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, specially mentioned by Lord Roberts as having shown the greatest gallantry, and disregard of danger, in carrying out the self-imposed duty of saving the guns of that Battery during the affair at Korn Spruit on 31st March 1900. This Officer went out on five different occasions and assisted to bring in two guns and three limbers, one of which he, Captian Humphreys, and some Gunners, dragged in by hand. He also went out with Captain Humphreys and Lieutenant Stirling to try to get the last gun in, and remained there till the attempt was abandoned. During a previous Campaign (the Chitral Expedition of 1895) Lieutenant Maxwell displayed gallantry in the removal of the body of Lieutenant-Colonel F D Battye, Corps of Guides, under fire, for which, though recommended, he received no reward."

Brig.Gen. Maxwell F.A. verdeinde z'n VC. at the affair at Korn Spruit on 31st March 1900.
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BerichtGeplaatst: 24 Apr 2008 18:20    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

Beschrijving van het Victoria Cross plus een lijst van de Canadezen die deze onderscheiding toegekend kregen:

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu/group01/cdn_vc
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National tour for Gallipoli VCs
BY SALLY PRYOR, 24 Feb, 2010 08:57 AM

The Australian War Memorial has announced a rare and unique travelling exhibition of medals to mark the 95th anniversary of the landing of Gallipoli.
Nine Victoria Crosses, the highest form of recognition given to a soldier for acts of courage on the battlefield, will tour mainland Australia and give people the opportunity to learn about Gallipoli, and the acts of bravery that led to the medals being awarded.

The tour, This company of brave men; the Gallipoli VCs, is being supported by Seven Network boss Kerry Stokes, who is also on the memorial's council.

Announcing the tour yesterday, Minister for Veterans' Affairs Alan Griffin said while the medals might be unique and irreplaceable, it was the stories behind them that continued to capture the imagination of Australians. ''These particular men were those from that first generation who achieved so much, and who actually established the legend, and the stories behind each of these medals actually encapsulate that legend,'' he said.

''In terms of courage, valour, resilience, determination, the values that encompass the Anzac spirit are encompassed very much in the stories behind these medals.''

TOUR SCHEDULE
March 20-May 2: Perth, Western Australian Museum.
May 8-June 20: Darwin, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
June 25-August 8: Adelaide, State Library of South Australia.
August 13-September 26: Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance.
October 1-November 14: Brisbane, Queensland Museum South Bank.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/national-tour-for-gallipoli-vcs/1759526.aspx
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BerichtGeplaatst: 06 Apr 2011 19:49    Onderwerp: Reageer met quote

The Spink Exhibition of Victoria Crosses from the Ashcroft V.C. Trust Collection

http://www.spink.com/about_spink/vc.asp

For more Information about the Ashcroft V.C. Trust please visit http://www.victoriacrossheroes.com/
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