How many Victorian Crosses were awarded in ww1?

How many Victorian Crosses were awarded in ww1?

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 valor “in the face of the enemy” to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories.

How many Australians won the Victoria Cross in ww1?

The majority of the awards were for action in the First World War when a total of 64 medals were awarded….Victoria Cross.

Name Thomas Axford
Date of action 1918
Conflict First World War
Unit 16th Battalion
Place of action Hamel Wood, France

Who received the Victoria Cross for bravery of Hill 70 in 1917?

Private Michael J. O`Rourke
Private Michael J. O`Rourke,7th Canadian Infantry Battalion, was awarded the Victoria Cross while serving as a stretcher-bearer during the fighting for Hill 70 in 1917.

Who was the last person to win a Victoria Cross?

The most recent was awarded to Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey of 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment, whose VC was gazetted in February 2015, following an action in Afghanistan on 22 August 2013.

Which Battle had the most Victoria Crosses awarded?

The greatest number won by a single unit during a single action is seven, to the 2nd/24th Foot, for the defence of Rorke’s Drift, 22–23 January 1879, during the Zulu War. The greatest number won in a single conflict is 628, being for the First World War.

Who has been awarded 2 Victoria Crosses?

Only three people have received the Victoria Cross twice, and of these, two were surgeons – Arthur Martin-Leake FRCS and Noel Chavasse MRCS.

How many Victoria Crosses were awarded in Afghanistan?

He is the only living British soldier to receive a VC during the Afghan campaign. Two others have been awarded posthumously. There have been 15 Victoria Crosses awarded since the end of World War Two. L/Cpl Leakey is among 139 military personnel recognised in the latest Operational Honours List.

How many Victoria Crosses have been awarded in Australia?

The Victoria Cross has been awarded to 100 Australians, including five Australians serving with South African and British units. Australians have been awarded the Victoria Cross in the following conflicts: 6 in the Boer War 1899-1902. 64 in World War I 1914-1918 (9 at Gallipoli)

How many Victoria Crosses were awarded for the Battle of Passchendaele?

More Victoria Crosses were won on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele than on any other single day of battle in the First World War, and 61 VCs were awarded during the campaign as a whole.

Who won the Victoria Cross in ww2?


Name Unit Date of action
John Hannah No. 83 Squadron RAF 15 September 1940
Eric Harden Royal Army Medical Corps 23 January 1945*
John Harman Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment 8–9 April 1944*
John Harper York and Lancaster Regiment 29 September 1944*