Johnson Gideon Beharry (1979-), Soldier
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lance Corporal Beharry is the first living British person to be awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for gallantry, since 1965. 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.