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Archive commemorating overseas WW1 Victoria Cross recipients

The remarkable stories of 175 men from 11 countries who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War are brought together in a single archive.

Watch a film about overseas WW1 VC recipients

It is important to remember that the First World War was a global war. To uphold the freedoms we enjoy today sacrifices were made not just by Britain but by millions of people across the world, and from every background. In 2014 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office launched a campaign to pay tribute to the 175 men from 11 overseas countries who were awarded the Victoria Cross.

In June 2014, to show Britain’s gratitude, bronze memorial plaques, engraved with their names were presented to their home countries. The final stage of the campaign brings the names on those plaques to life, and brings their stories onto one dedicated site. We hope that through this archive people from all over the world, and from all generations will be inspired to carry out further research on these remarkable men, and the crucial role played by other countries during the First World War.

Australia

  1. WW1 Australian VC recipient Albert Chalmers Borella
  2. WW1 Australian VC recipient Albert David Lowerson
  3. WW1 Australian VC recipient Albert Jacka
  4. WW1 Australian VC recipient Alexander Henry Buckley
  5. WW1 Australian VC recipient Alexander Stewart Burton
  6. WW1 Australian VC recipient Alfred Edward Gaby
  7. WW1 Australian VC recipient Alfred John Shout
  8. WW1 Australian VC recipient Arthur Charles Hall
  9. WW1 Australian VC recipient Arthur Percy Sullivan
  10. WW1 Australian VC recipient Arthur Seaforth Blackburn
  11. WW1 Australian VC recipient Bernard Sydney Gordon
  12. WW1 Australian VC recipient Blair Anderson Wark
  13. WW1 Australian VC recipient Charles Pope
  14. WW1 Australian VC recipient Claud Charles Castleton
  15. WW1 Australian VC recipient Clarence Smith Jeffries
  16. WW1 Australian VC recipient Clifford William King Sadlier
  17. WW1 Australian VC recipient Edgar Thomas Towner
  18. WW1 Australian VC recipient Edward John Francis Ryan
  19. WW1 Australian VC recipient Francis Hubert McNamara
  20. WW1 Australian VC recipient Frederick Birks
  21. WW1 Australian VC recipient Frederick Harold Tubb
  22. WW1 Australian VC recipient George Cartwright
  23. WW1 Australian VC recipient George Julian Howell
  24. WW1 Australian VC recipient George Mawby (Morby) Ingram
  25. WW1 Australian VC recipient Henry Dalziel
  26. WW1 Australian VC recipient Henry (Harry) William Murray
  27. WW1 Australian VC recipient Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell
  28. WW1 Australian VC recipient James Ernest Newland
  29. WW1 Australian VC recipient James Park Woods
  30. WW1 Australian VC recipient Joergen Christian Jensen
  31. WW1 Australian VC recipient John William Alexander Jackson
  32. WW1 Australian VC recipient John (Jack) Carroll
  33. WW1 Australian VC recipient John James Dwyer
  34. WW1 Australian VC recipient John Patrick Hamilton
  35. WW1 Australian VC recipient John Leak
  36. WW1 Australian VC recipient John Woods Whittle
  37. WW1 Australian VC recipient Joseph Maxwell
  38. WW1 Australian VC recipient Lawrence Carthage Weathers
  39. WW1 Australian VC recipient Lawrence Dominic McCarthy
  40. WW1 Australian VC recipient Leonard Maurice Keysor
  41. WW1 Australian VC recipient Lewis McGee
  42. WW1 Australian VC recipient Martin O'Meara
  43. WW1 Australian VC recipient Maurice Vincent Buckley
  44. WW1 Australian VC recipient Patrick Joseph Bugden
  45. WW1 Australian VC recipient Percy Clyde Statton
  46. WW1 Australian VC recipient Percy Herbert Cherry
  47. WW1 Australian VC recipient Percy Valentine Storkey
  48. WW1 Australian VC recipient Phillip Davey
  49. WW1 Australian VC recipient Reginald Roy Inwood
  50. WW1 Australian VC recipient Robert Cuthbert Grieve
  51. WW1 Australian VC recipient Robert Mactier
  52. WW1 Australian VC recipient Robert Matthew Beatham
  53. WW1 Australian VC recipient Rupert Vance (Mick) Moon
  54. WW1 Australian VC recipient Stanley Robert McDougall
  55. WW1 Australian VC recipient Samuel George Pearse
  56. WW1 Australian VC recipient Thomas Cooke
  57. WW1 Australian VC recipient Thomas James Bede Kenny
  58. WW1 Australian VC recipient Thomas Leslie (Jack) Axford
  59. WW1 Australian VC recipient Walter Ernest Brown
  60. WW1 Australian VC recipient Walter Peeler
  61. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Donavan Joynt
  62. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Dunstan
  63. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Matthew Currey
  64. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Ruthven
  65. WW1 Australian VC recipient William John Symons
  66. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Thomas Dartnell

Belgium

Canada

  1. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Alan Arnett McLeod
  2. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Alexander Picton Brereton
  3. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Arthur George Knight
  4. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson
  5. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Cecil John Kinross
  6. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Charles Smith Rutherford
  7. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Christopher Patrick John O'Kelly
  8. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney
  9. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Colin Fraser Barron
  10. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Cyrus Wesley Peck
  11. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Edmund De Wind
  12. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Edward Donald Bellew
  13. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Ellis Wellwood Sifton
  14. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Filip Konowal
  15. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Francis Alexander Caron Scrimger
  16. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick (Fred) Fisher
  17. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick George Coppins
  18. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick Hobson
  19. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey
  20. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick William Campbell
  21. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick William Hall
  22. WW1 Canadian VC recipient George Burdon McKean
  23. WW1 Canadian VC recipient George Fraser Kerr
  24. WW1 Canadian VC recipient George Harry Mullin
  25. WW1 Canadian VC recipient George Randolph Pearkes
  26. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Gordon Muriel Flowerdew
  27. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Graham Thompson Lyall
  28. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Harry (Henry) Garnet Bedford Miner
  29. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Harry W Brown
  30. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Henry Mareus (Harcus) Strachan
  31. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Herman James Good
  32. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Hugh Cairns
  33. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Hugh McDonald McKenzie
  34. WW1 Canadian VC recipient James (Jimmy) Cleland Richardson
  35. WW1 Canadian VC recipient James Edward Tait
  36. WW1 Canadian VC recipient James Peter Robertson
  37. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Jean Brillant
  38. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John Alexander Sinton
  39. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John Bernard Croak
  40. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John Chipman Kerr
  41. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John Francis Young
  42. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John George Pattison
  43. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John MacGregor
  44. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Joseph Thomas Kaeble
  45. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Lionel (Leo) Beaumaurice Clarke
  46. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Michael James O'Rourke
  47. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Milton Fowler Gregg
  48. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Norman Coulson Mitchell
  49. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Okill Massey Learmonth
  50. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Philip Eric Bent
  51. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Raphael Louis Zengel
  52. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Edward Cruickshank
  53. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Grierson Combe
  54. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Hill Hanna
  55. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Shankland
  56. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Spall
  57. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Samuel Lewis Honey
  58. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thain Wendell MacDowell
  59. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thomas Fasti Dinesen
  60. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson
  61. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thomas Ricketts
  62. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thomas William Holmes
  63. WW1 Canadian VC Recipient Wallace Lloyd Algie
  64. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Walter Leigh Rayfield
  65. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Avery Bishop
  66. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William George (Billy) Barker
  67. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Hew Clark-Kennedy
  68. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Henry Metcalf
  69. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Johnstone Milne
  70. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Merrifield

Denmark

India

  1. WW1 Indian VC recipient Badlu Singh
  2. WW1 Indian VC recipient Chatta Singh
  3. WW1 Indian VC recipient Darwan Singh Negi
  4. WW1 Indian VC recipient Gabar Singh Negi
  5. WW1 Indian VC recipient Gobind Singh
  6. WW1 Indian VC recipient Lala

Nepal

New Zealand

  1. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Alfred John Shout
  2. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Cyril Royston Bassett
  3. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Donald Forrester Brown
  4. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Henry James Nicholas
  5. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Henry (Harry) John Laurent
  6. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient James Crichton
  7. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient John Gildroy Grant
  8. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Lawrence Carthage Weathers
  9. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Leslie Wilton Andrew
  10. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Percy Valentine Storkey
  11. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Reginald Stanley Judson
  12. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Richard Charles Travis
  13. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Samuel Forsyth
  14. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Samuel Frickleton
  15. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Thomas Cooke
  16. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient William Edward Sanders

Pakistan

South Africa

  1. WW1 South African VC recipient Reginald Frederick Hayward
  2. WW1 South African VC recipient Wiliam Anderson Bloomfield
  3. WW1 South African VC recipient Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor
  4. WW1 South African VC recipient Frederick Charles Booth
  5. WW1 South African VC recipient William Frederick Faulds
  6. WW1 South African VC recipient Robert Vaughan Gorle
  7. WW1 South African VC recipient Percy Howard Hansen
  8. WW1 South African VC recipient William Henry Hewitt
  9. WW1 South African VC recipient Arthur Moore Lascelles
  10. WW1 South African VC recipient Richard Annesley West
  11. WW1 South African VC recipient Oswald Austin Reid
  12. WW1 South African VC recipient Clement Robertson
  13. WW1 South African VC recipient John (Jack) Sherwood-Kelly

Ukraine

United States of America

Published 20 June 2016