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         Cross Victoria:     more books (100)
  1. Six chapters of a man's life by Victoria Cross, 2010-08-06
  2. The night of temptation by Victoria Cross, 2010-08-19
  3. Life of My Heart by Victoria Cross, 1915
  4. The Life Sentence by Victoria Cross, 2010-01-04
  5. Tomorrow? by Victoria Cross, 2010-05-23
  6. To-morrow? by Victoria Cross, 2010-07-06
  7. Hilda Against the World by Victoria Cross, 2009-12-16
  8. The Eternal Fires; A Novel by Victoria Cross, 2010-03-29
  9. Paula; a sketch from life by Victoria Cross, 2010-09-06
  10. The Religion of Evelyn Hastings by Victoria Cross, 2010-03-23
  11. Daughters of Heaven by Victoria Cross, 2010-10-14
  12. Five Nights by Victoria Cross, 2010-07-12
  13. Nine Valiant Academicals: Edinburgh Academical Holders of the Victoria Cross by Alasdair MacIntyre, 2007-10-03
  14. 'Andy': A portrait of major Anders Lassen, the Dane who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross in the Second World War by Mogens Kofod-Hansen, 1991

81. Backcountry At Licola And Surrounds
Crosscountry skiing guide to the Licola area, Victoria, Australia.
Cross-country skiing guide to the Licola area
Not far from Licola are some of the best and least known cross-country ski areas in Victoria. Either the Jamieson Road towards Mt Skene, or the Tamboritha Road can easily access snowfields in the most popular areas for skiers, especially adjacent to the Tamboritha-Mt Howitt Road. WARNING: These roads are not maintained during the winter, there are no facilities beyond Licola, so special care must be taken. Chains are essential for cars and four-wheel drives. You should also carry a shovel and a towrope. Driving in snow requires special skills, so be familiar with these before you go. Always let someone know where you are going. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. Gate closures on the Snowy Range Road
The seasonal closure is located about 2km this side of the Snowy Plains airstrip. During times of heavy snow cover, the road is closed near the gorge. At these times, motorists should not drive past the gorge car park. Lost Plain and Mt Arbuckle
Lost Plain itself is an excellent area for snowplay and skiing for beginners.

82. Victoria Cross: Royal Sussex Regiment
Victoria Cross WINNERS. Victoria Cross Reference. ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT.1914 1918. There were four VC winners in the Royal Sussex
VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT There were four VC winners in the Royal Sussex Regiment during the Great War, only one of which actually came from Sussex! They are listed below in order of winning the award, and if you click on the Sussex badge it will take you to the page for that man. I always welcome any additional information on these men. Sgt Harry Wells VC 2nd Bn - Loos 25th September 1915 Lieutenant Eric Archibald McNair VC 9th Bn - Hooge February 1916 CSM Nelson Victor Carter VC 12th Bn - Richebourg 30th June 1916 Lt-Col Dudley G. Johnson VC 2nd Bn - Sambre Canal 4th November 1918 BACK TO ROYAL SUSSEX MENU

83. Mick Mannock
Acquired a reputation as one of the most talented pilots in the RFC. Became flight commander of 74 Squadron and then commander of 85 Squadron. Shot down 58 planes. Awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously when his plane crashed behind German lines. (18871918)
Mick Mannock
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Edward 'Mick' Mannock , the son of Edward and Julia Mannock, was born at Preston Barracks, Brighton on 24th May 1887. Edward Mannock was a corporal in the Royal Scots regiment and the family was constantly on the move. As a child Mick lived in England, Scotland, Ireland and India. While in India, Mick picked up an infection and went blind.
Eventually Mick recovered his sight but for the rest of his life he had difficulty seeing out of his left eye. After Edward Mannock returned from the Boer War he deserted his wife and four children. Mick, who had suffered from his father's drunken rages, later revealed that he was pleased when he heard that his father had left the family home. However, the family were now very poor and Mick had to abandon his schooling at the earliest opportunity in order to bring in some much needed money. After a series of menial jobs, Mick found work as a telephone engineer.

84. Hellfire Corner - Victoria Cross - East Africa
AN EAST AFRICAN Victoria Cross Lieut. Wilbur Dartnell VC. Dartnell was buriedat Voi and the award of his Victoria Cross gazetted on 23 December 1915.
Lieut. Wilbur Dartnell V.C.
This article by Kevin Patience is very welcome, as it extends the site's sphere of interest beyond the Western Front and recounts an incident which took place in East Africa. Kevin is the author of numerous articles and six books on the Military and Transport history of East Africa, including "Konigsberg - A German East African Raider," the story of the exploits and destruction of this elusive cruiser in the backwaters of an East African river in 1915. I am very pleased that he should consider Hellfire Corner to be a suitable place for his work to appear on the Internet. A hundred miles inland from the port of Mombasa on the East African coast lies the township of Voi where, in a small Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery, stands a headstone engraved with a Victoria Cross. This is the grave of Lieutenant Wilbur Dartnell, killed in action at Maktau on 3rd September 1915. By the late nineteenth century vast tracts of East Africa which had formerly belonged to the Sultan of Zanzibar had been carved up between Germany and Great Britain. German East Africa, now Tanzania, and British East Africa, now Kenya, shared a common border running from Lake Victoria around the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean. The first settlers arrived from their respective countries in the late 1890s and during the next decade they built railways and established the colonies infrastructure.

85. Untitled Document
Includes snow reports for alpine and Cross country resorts and ski areas in Victoria, Australia. Also provides snow cam and resort links.
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86. The Victoria Cross Society For Enthusiasts
The history and personalities associated with the Victoria Cross, the highest Britishhonour for bravery in battle, twice yearly Journal for members.
Latest News
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Dear Fellow Enthusiast........
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to become a Member of the
Victoria Cross Society The interest in the Victoria Cross continues to attract military historians, collectors and the general public alike. Ever since its inception in 1856, there has been a mystique that has surrounded this simple bronze cross that shows no sign of fading. Indeed, the reverse is true.
As the years pass, so the list of surviving recipients grows ever smaller. Fortunately, also diminishing are the opportunities for fresh medals to be awarded. It is important to keep alive the memory of this select band of exceptionally brave men, and it is with this view in mind that we invite you to join our Society. STOP PRESS! NEW SOCIETY LAPEL PIN NOW AVAILABLE Please click here for details New section added detailing VC related militaria and ephemera auctions,
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87. - Imperial Adventure: Personalities: Canadian Victoria Cross Winner
Four members of Canadian units won the Victoria Cross (VC) during theSouth African War. This award was the British Empire s highest
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Four members of Canadian units won the Victoria Cross (VC) during the South African War. This award was the British Empire's highest military decoration for gallantry. The first winner of the VC by a member of a Canadian unit was Sergeant A.H.L. Richardson of Strathcona's Horse . At Wolve Spruit on 5 July 1900, despite being mounted on a wounded horse himself, Richardson rode back through very heavy enemy fire to rescue a fellow Canadian who had been unhorsed and wounded. His VC is on display as part of this special presentation. Three members of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Lieutenants H.Z.C. Cockburn and R.E.W. Turner and Sergeant E.J. Holland, won the VC during the desperate rear-guard action at Leliefontein on 7 November 1900. Both Cockburn and Turner had held off large groups of Boers at close range, allowing two Canadian field guns to escape capture. In the process, both officers were wounded, and Cockburn was captured. Sergeant Holland kept several parties of Boers at bay with the fire from his Colt machine gun . With his gun jammed and in imminent danger of capture, he detached it from its carriage and carried it off to safety.

88. The Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross. The Victoria Cross was to be a new decoration which should behighly prized and eagerly sought after by those in the military services.
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The Victoria Cross
Crimson (described as red in the Warrants), 1.5 inches wide. Originally the ribbon was dark blue or the Royal Navy and crimson for the Army. Shortly before the Royal Air Force was formed on 1st April 1918 the King approved the recommendation that what had been the Army ribbon should be adopted by all recipients. When the ribbon is worn alone a miniature of the Cross is pinned on it, a bar being indicated by a second miniature worn beside the first (when first approved in 1916, a single miniature indicated the award of a bar; from 1917 this was changed to the current configuration).
By a straight bar, slotted for the ribbon, with a V-lug below, made in one piece. The front of the bar is ornamented with laurels (the die-cast bars having the leaves set more closely together), and the reverse engraved with details of the recipient. The Cross and suspender bar are joined by a small link which passes through the lugs of both components. On earlier issues the link is completely circular and the inside bottom of the V-lug slightly recessed to accommodate it. Later the link was made oval and the lug not recessed.

89. Alberta GenWeb Veterans Project Site
Roll of Honour Victoria Cross Winners. We record with pride and gratitude VictoriaCross Winners. The Victoria Cross was awarded for
Roll of Honour - Victoria Cross Winners
We record with pride and gratitude the names of members of Our Communities who served their King and Country Please feel free to submit for inclusion any Alberta Veteran, they need not be of an ancestor but must include the community they lived in at the time they entered into the service. Victoria Cross Winners The Victoria Cross was awarded for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. There have been 1,351 Victoria Crosses and 3 Bars awarded worldwide, 94 to Canadians (Canadian-born or serving in the Canadian Army or with a close connection to Canada).
BAZALGETTE, Ian Willoughby
A mountain peak in Jasper National Park is named for this winner of the Victoria Cross. HARVEY, Frederick Maurice Watson - Fort MacLeod KERR, George Fraser KERR, John Chipman (1887-1963). Born in Fox River, Nova Scotia, Kerr was serving with the 49th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, at Courcelette, France, on September 16, 1916. Advancing about thirty yards into an enemy position Kerr found himself under attack. Although wounded, Kerr moved along the trench in full view of the enemy. After tossing grenades and firing his rifle at the enemy beneath him, Kerr chased his victims into their dug-out. He took 62 prisoners.
Mount Kerr in Jasper National Park is named after this winner of the Victoria Cross.

90. Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross. The Victoria Cross was instituted by Royal Warranton 29th June 1856. *Last Victoria Cross awarded in Europe.
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The Victoria Cross The Victoria cross was instituted by Royal Warrant on 29th June 1856. The idea originated with the Prince Consort and he is said to have designed the medal. The cross carries with it an annuity of £10. In 1902 King Edward VII sanctioned for the cross to be given to representatives of soldiers who would have been entitled to it had they survived. The decoration consists of a bronze Maltese cross which, until 1942, was made from the metal of Russian guns captured at Sebastapol. It is worn with a red ribbon by recipients in the army, and with a blue ribbon by those in the navy. Although the Irish Guards were only formed in 1900, The Regiment has been awarded six Victoria Cross's. Click on their Picture to read their citation Lance Corporal M O’Leary 1st February 1915 Sergeant J Moyney 13th September 1917 Lance Corporal T Woodcock 13th September 1917 Lieutenant Colonel JN Marshall MC 4th November 1918 Lance Corporal J. Kenneally

91. Legion Magazine Features Canada And The Victoria Cross
Nevertheless, our involvement yielded five Victoria Cross recipients. Four were soldiersin the Canadian Army while the fifth was a member of the British Army.

92. The Queen's York Rangers Victoria Cross Winners
Victoria Cross Winners. Sergeant Frederick Hobson, VC. Regiment. Regiment. 7th CanadianInfantry Battalion, CEF. Victoria Cross. Arras , 24 September 1918. Born.
Victoria Cross Winners
Sergeant Frederick Hobson, VC
Regiment 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion, C.E.F. Born London England 23 September 1873 Died Killed In Action, Hill 70, France 18 August 1917 Age Personal Married to Louise Hobson Storekeeper in Galt Ontario Regimental Number Original Enlistment 20th Battalion, 10 November 1914 Served in France 15 September 1915 to 18 August 1918 Wounded at the Somme 16 September 1916 Citation During a strong enemy counter-attack, a Lewis gun in a forward post in a communication trench leading to the enemy lines was buried by a shell, and the crew, with the exception of one man, killed. Serjt . Hobson, though not a gunner, grasping the great importance of the post, rushed from his trench, dug out the gun, and got it into action against the enemy who were now advancing down the trench and across the open. A jam caused the gun to stop firing. Though wounded, he left the gunner to correct the stoppage, rushed forward at the advancing enemy and, with bayonet and clubbed rifle, single-handed, held them back until he himself was killed by a rifle shot. By this time however, the Lewis gun was again in action and reinforcements shortly afterwards arriving, the enemy were beaten off. The valour and devotion to duty displayed by this non-commissioned officer gave the gunner the time required to again get the gun into action, and saved a most serious situation.

93. The History Of The Victoria Cross
How the Victoria Cross was instigated, location of VC graves, location of VC medals,and more. This document may only be viewed with a framescapable browser.
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GRAVE LOCATION FOR HOLDERS OF THE Victoria Cross IN THE COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE. Name, Tom Edwin, ADLAM, Augustus Willington Shelton, AGAR,
Name Tom Edwin,
ADLAM Augustus Willington Shelton,
AGAR Richard,
BELL-DAVIES William Davidson,
BISSETT Rank Lieutenant-colonel Commodore Vice-Admiral Major Force 7th Bn The Bedfordshire Regiment Royal Navy
( 3 Sqdn Royal Naval Air Service ) Royal Navy VC won Thiepval, France,
27 September 1916 Kronstadt, Russia,
17 June 1919 Ferijik Junction, Bulgaria,
19 November 1915 Maing, France,
25 October 1918 London Gaz 25 November 1916 22 August 1919 1 January 1916 6 January 1919 Born Salisbury, Wiltshire, 21 October 1893 Kandy, Ceylon, 4 January 1890 Kensington, London, 19 May 1886 St Martins, Perthshire, 7 August 1893 Died 28 May 1975, Hayling Island 30 December 1968, Alton 26 February 1966, RNH Haslar, Portsmouth, 12 May 1971, Wrexham Grave St Matthew's Churchyard, Blackmoor Alton Cemetery Swaythling Crematorium, Southampton Aldershot Military Cemetery ( headstone ) ( Pentyrebychan Crematorium, Wrexham ) Location of VC Salisbury City Guild Hall Imperial War Museum, Kennington Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton Remarks None DSO CB DSO AFC None Go to the top Go to VC Home Page TABLE-2 : HAMPSHIRE Name Francis David Millet

95. Canada's Victoria Cross Winners
CANADIAN Victoria Cross WINNERS. The following 4 Victoria Cross Winners were Canadians,but were serving in Other Army Units at the time of their VC act.
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The Victoria Cross for Valour has been awarded to 91 Brave Canadians and 6 who are considered to be Canadians at the time of their award.(see below). Recipient Year Location ALGIE, Wallace Lloyd Cambrai, France BARKER, William George Foret de Mormal, France BARRON, Colin Fraser Passchendaele, Belgium BAZALGETTE, Ian Willoughby Trossy St. Maximin, France BELLEW, Edward Donald Kerselaere, Belgium BENT, Philip Eric Polygon Wood, Belgium BISHOP, William Avery Cambrai, France BOURKE, Roland Richard Louis Ostend, Belgium BRERETON, Alexander Picton Amiens, France BRILLANT, Jean Meharicourt, France BROWN, Harry Loos, France CAIRNS, Hugh Valenciennes, France CAMPBELL, Frederick William Givenchy, France CLARKE, Leo Pozieres, France CLARK-KENNEDY, William Hew Fresnes, France COCKBURN, Hampden Zane Churchill Komati River, South Africa COMBE, Robert Grierson Acheville, France COPPINS, Frederick George Hackett Woods, France COSENS, Aubrey Mooshof, Germany CROAK, John Bernard Amiens, France

96. Victoria Cross (VC)
Victoria Cross Reference, For more information on this award and its recipients,please visit the Victoria Cross Reference. Recipients World War I Aces.
Country: Great Britain Established: 5 February 1856 Criteria: Great Britain's highest award, the Victoria Cross (VC) , was awarded for most conspicuous bravery, a daring or preeminent act of valour, self sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. WWI Awards: During the Great War, the Victoria Cross (VC) was awarded more than six hundred times. Nineteen of the recipients were airmen of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. For more information on this award and its recipients, please visit the Victoria Cross Reference Recipients - World War I Aces Ball, Albert 8 Jun 1917* Barker, William 30 Nov 1918* Beauchamp-Proctor, Andrew 30 Nov 1918* Bishop, William 11 Aug 1917* Hawker, Lanoe 24 Aug 1915* Jerrard, Alan 01 May 1918* Mannock, Edward 18 July 1919* McCudden, James 02 April 1918* Rees, Lionel 05 August 1916* * Gazetted Aces Aircraft Forum Guests ...
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97. The War Amps Canada S Military Heritage - The Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross is the British Empire s highest military decorationfor bravery and gallantry. The Victoria Cross. The Victoria Cross.

98. Victoria
Like Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, Victoria could expressa mystical eroticism with great fervor. The ideal vehicle for
by Andrew Marr, OSB It is hard not to associate the religious passion of Victoria's music with the dark clouds and elongated figures of El Greco's paintings or with the mystical flames lighting of the scorching pages of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. With Victoria and the other great Spanish composers of this period such as Francisco Guerrero and Cristobal Morales, we have a distinctively different flavor of the Renaissance polyphonic style from that of Palestrina. With Victoria, there is nothing of the troubled probing of future Romantic composers, but neither does his music often maintain the untroubled serenity of the Roman master. Even when Victoria's musical lines have all the suppleness of untrammeled flames, there is a coiled intensity to them. They burn rather than float. Where Palestrina weaves a stable tapestry out of his polyphony, Victoria's tapestry is too dynamic to stay in place, although the counterpoint is equally disciplined with both composers. Perhaps it is a distant effect of the Spaniards' recent conquest of their own lands and re-establishment of their faith, but Victoria's music does not seem to take faith for granted. Rather than resting in faith, the music maintains faith by constant vigilance. The inner flame must be perpetually renewed. The opening of the Requiem is a powerful example of this quality. The lower voices provide a background for the trebles' entrance. This line ebbs and flows with the tension I have been describing so that grief and fear of death are both expressed and yet both are consumed by the inner flame that drives this music. This opening line functions as a recurring head motif throughout the work and assures that an easy resolution will be in sight but not be reached.

99. Victoria Cross
A Short History of the Victoria Cross. The Victoria Cross is the Britishrealm s highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.
A Short History of the Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross is the British realm's highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. It has precedence over any other of our Sovereign's awards or Commonwealth decorations. The Victoria Cross was founded by Royal Warrant January 29, 1856 to recognize the bravery of those who were then fighting the Crimean War. It was available to all soldiers and "neither rank, nor long service, nor wounds, nor any other circumstance or condition whatsoever, save the merit of conspicuous bravery" could make one eligible - truly a democratic award. The Cross itself is cast from the bronze of cannons captured at Sevastopol during the Crimean War. The design, chosen by Queen Victoria, consists of a cross patee ensigned with the Royal Crest resting upon a scroll bearing the words "For Valour." The reverse of the suspender bar is engraved with the recipients' name, rank and unit while the reverse of the cross is engraved with the date of the deed for which the recipient was honoured. Since its inception the Victoria Cross has been awarded 1,350 times. The youngest recipient was 15 years old and the eldest was 69 years old. Three cases exist where both father and son have won the Victoria Cross; four pairs of brothers have also been recipients. Four Victoria Crosses have been awarded to civilians and while no woman has been awarded the Victoria Cross a gold representation of the decoration was awarded to Mrs. Webber Harris for her efforts in nursing cholera victims. Three men have been awarded the Victoria Cross twice.

100. Victoria Cross
A Welsh Victoria Cross. He was promoted to Sergeant in January 1915 and,in addition to the Victoria Cross, won the following decorations
A Welsh Victoria Cross
C.S.M John Henry Williams V.C. T he most decorated Welsh non-commissioned officer of all time, Company Sergeant Major John (Jack) Henry Williams was born in Nantyglo Monmouthshire in 1886 and, givng up his employment as a colliery blacksmith, enlisted in the 10th South Wales Borderers in November 1914. He was promoted to Sergeant in January 1915 and, in addition to the Victoria Cross , won the following decorations: Distinguished Conduct Medal
Mametz Wood 10th/12th July 1916
For continued and sustained coolness and gallantry during the battle.
Military Medal
Pilkem Ridge 31st July 1917
For bravery at the beginning of the battle for Passchendaele heights.
Bar to Military Medal
Armentieres 30th October 1917
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal Medaille Militaire (France) Coronation Medal
T he Photograph above was taken in 1919,soon after the investiture in which C.S.M Williams received the VC, DCM, MM and Bar from King George V. The first time that the King had decorated the same man four times in one day. At the time of the investiture CSM Williams had not recovered from his severe wounds and during the presentation, the wound in his arm opened up with the result that medical attention had to be given before he could leave the palace.

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