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Our 'Civilian Gallantry Awards WW II' collection may hold the key to missing parts of your family tree. If you're looking for your WWII ancestor, this is the one to search! READ MORE HERE:
ON THIS DAY 1940 - LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ROOPE’S ACTIONS HAD JUST EARNED HIM THE FIRST VICTORIA CROSS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
In 1940, on this day, 8th April —the Captain of HMS Glowworm, Lieutenant Commander Roope’s actions had just earned him the first Victoria Cross of the Second World War.
100 years ago today Robert Downie was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" Read More Here
Next to the Victoria Cross, the George Cross is the highest level British award for gallantry that there is; it is the very highest decoration that can be given to a civilian. Read more here:
Victoria Cross & Bar ONLY three have ever been awarded & here are the three recipients. READ MORE HERE
Sergeant Albert Gill VC (8th September 1879 – 27th July 1916) from Birmingham, Warwickshire was a 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.
As the First World War soldiers have sadly passed away, with Henry John ‘Harry’ Patch being the last to go, aged 111, in July 2009. Now every day the papers seem filled with reports of Second World War veterans passing away too, and it’s time to ask about the past before the memories of that dreadful conflict are lost.
Lieutenant Frank Alexander de Pass is the first Jewish recipient of the Victoria cross. Read more about the memorial has been erected in his honour.
The Battle of Le Cateau was the resulting battle from the British loss at Mons. Read here the details of the British retreat from the German advance here.
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