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Noel Godfrey Chavasse

(1884-1917), Army medical officer; recipient of the Victoria Cross

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Army medical officer, Noel Godfrey Chavasse, was the only individual to receive a Victoria Cross and Bar during the First World War. He won his first VC during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 when, under heavy enemy fire, he rescued at least twenty wounded men. A Bar was added posthumously for acts of bravery in the summer of 1917 when he, though severely wounded, had refused to leave his post and searched for and attended to the wounded.

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Noel Godfrey Chavasse, by Unknown photographer - NPG x138834

Noel Godfrey Chavasse

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1913
NPG x138834

Noel Godfrey Chavasse, by Central Press - NPG x199985

Noel Godfrey Chavasse

by Central Press
cigarette card, published 1915-1916
NPG x199985

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