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Canadian War Museum secures VC medal of sergeant Herman Good

The Canadian War Museum has acquired a Victoria Cross awarded to sergeant Herman James Good on 8 August 1918. He was one of four Canadian soldiers to be awarded the VC on the first day of the Amiens Offensive, a … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s Rifles HQ, 56 Davies Street, London

The badge of the Queen Victoria’s Rifles provides a reminder of World War I in one of London’s most well-heeled districts. It adorns the wall of 56 Davies Street, where the unit (officially the 9th County of London Battalion) was … Continue reading

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Home-town recognition for sub-lieut Rex Warneford, VC

The British government has decided an Indian-born Victoria Cross winner will, after all, be granted a memorial plaque in his home town of Exmouth, Devon. Royal Navy sub lieutenant Rex Warneford was awarded the VC, aged 23, when he shot … Continue reading

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Work begins on statue of Essex VC winner

Work has begun on a statue to mark the centenary of the start of World War I. EADT24 reports that that a seven foot-tall bronze figure of Private Herbert Columbine VC of the Machine Gun Corps is being created by … Continue reading

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Artists’ Rifles HQ in Euston, London

The former HQ of the Artists’ Rifles still stands at 17 Duke’s Road in London, close to Euston station. It is easy to walk past it without noticing that, above the doorway, is a rendition of the regimental badge and … Continue reading

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Sergeant major Fred Hall VC, Winnipeg Rifles

Sergeant major Fred Hall won the Victoria Cross during the Second battle of Ypres in Belgium. Sergeant major Hall was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, on 21 February 1885. He is believed to have emigrated to Canada around 1910. On 23 … Continue reading

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Dame Judi Dench supports campaign to remember VC winner

Dame Judi Dench is supporting a plan to erect a statue in memory of a World War I Victoria Cross recipient. Private Herbert Columbine, 24, was a private in the Machine Gun Corps and was awarded the decoration posthumously for … Continue reading

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