Victoria Cross

Sergeant (later Second Lieutenant) Rupert Hallowes, ca. 1914. (Credits: NAM. 1993-04-140-2)

Port Talbot Soldier’s First World War Heroism Revealed

Details of the military career of a Glamorgan soldier, Second Lieutenant Rupert Hallowes – who was awarded the Victoria Cross and Military Cross for his actions during the First World War – are to be added to the National Army Museum’s website 100 years after his tragic death on the battlefield in Belgium. This month, …

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Jack Dimmer WWI

This officer served his machine gun.. until he had been shot five times – Jack Dimmer VC

A few years ago I worked for the London Borough of Merton. Based at the Civic Centre in Morden, for nearly two years every day I walked past a small plaque in the foyer to Lieutenant Colonel John Dimmer, VC. I was recently reminded of this when I picked up a set of VC winner …

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Studio portrait of Major (Maj) Henry William Murray VC DSO and bar DCM (Credits: AWM)

Medals of WWI Hero, LtCol Henry William Murray, on Display

Australia’s most decorated soldier of the First World War will have his medal group – including the revered Victoria Cross – on display at the Australian War Memorial. Lieutenant Colonel Henry William Murray VC CMG DSO & Bar DCM was described by historian Charles Bean as the most distinguished fighting officer of the Australian Imperial Force. …

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