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Victoria Cross recipients


67 People in sitter grouping:

First awarded to veterans of the Crimean war by Queen Victoria in 1857, the Victoria Cross is the highest military honour awarded for most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour, self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy, and can be received by those in any of the UK armed forces, or civilians acting under the instruction of the military services.

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Richard Wallace Annand

1914-2004
Captain; recipient of the first Army Victoria Cross of World War II; founder Member of British Assoc. of Hard of Hearing
Sitter in 7 portraits
Albert Ball

Albert Ball

1896-1917
Fighter-pilot; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
Eric Norman Frankland Bell

Eric Norman Frankland Bell

1895-1916
Captain and recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Eugene) Paul Bennett

(Eugene) Paul Bennett

1892-1970
Captain; Metropolitan Police Magistrate; Barrister and recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 7 portraits
William Avery ('Billy') Bishop

William Avery ('Billy') Bishop

1894-1956
Air Marshal and recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Arthur Boyd-Rochfort

George Arthur Boyd-Rochfort

1880-1940
Horse trainer and Captain; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 7 portraits
Edward Courtney Boyle

Edward Courtney Boyle

1883-1967
Rear-Admiral and recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 7 portraits
Daniel ('Dan') Burges

Daniel ('Dan') Burges

1873-1946
Lieutenant-Colonel; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Fitshardinge (Fitzhardinge) Paul Butler

John Fitshardinge (Fitzhardinge) Paul Butler

1888-1916
Soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Vaughan Campbell

John Vaughan Campbell

1876-1944
Brigadier-General and recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter

Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter

1881-1955
Vice-Admiral; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 12 portraits
Noel Godfrey Chavasse

Noel Godfrey Chavasse

1884-1917
Army medical officer; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Brett Mackay Cloutman

Sir Brett Mackay Cloutman

1891-1971
Lieutenant-Colonel; recipient of the Victoria Cross; Lawyer
Sitter in 9 portraits
Clifford Coffin

Clifford Coffin

1870-1959
Major-General; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
John Travers Cornwell

John Travers Cornwell

1900-1916
Sailor; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait
John James Crowe

John James Crowe

circa 1875-1965
Lieutenant; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley

Sir Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley

1893-1986
Naval officer; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 4 portraits
Harry Daniels

Harry Daniels

1884-1953
Lieutenant-Colonel and theatre manager; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

1880-1963
General; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 4 portraits
No individual image available for this person

William Henry Dick-Cunyngham

1851-1900
Lieutenant-Colonel and recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait