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Johnson Gideon Beharry (1979-), Soldier

Sitter in 2 portraits
Lance Corporal Beharry is the first living British person, since 1965, to be awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for gallantry. Born in Grenada, he joined the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment in 2001. He was posted to Iraq in 2004, where he saved the lives of 30 soldiers while under enemy fire. Serious head injuries sustained in Iraq have prevented him from returning to active service. His autobiography, The Barefoot Soldier, was published in 2006.