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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

    • Case study
  2. WW1 Australian VC recipient Albert David Lowerson

    • Case study
  3. WW1 Australian VC recipient Albert Jacka

    • Case study
  4. WW1 Australian VC recipient Alexander Henry Buckley

    • Case study
  5. WW1 Australian VC recipient Alexander Stewart Burton

    • Case study
  6. WW1 Australian VC recipient Alfred Edward Gaby

    • Case study
  7. WW1 Australian VC recipient Alfred John Shout

    • Case study
  8. WW1 Australian VC recipient Arthur Charles Hall

    • Case study
  9. WW1 Australian VC recipient Arthur Percy Sullivan

    • Case study
  10. WW1 Australian VC recipient Arthur Seaforth Blackburn

    • Case study
  11. WW1 Australian VC recipient Bernard Sydney Gordon

    • Case study
  12. WW1 Australian VC recipient Blair Anderson Wark

    • Case study
  13. WW1 Australian VC recipient Charles Pope

    • Case study
  14. WW1 Australian VC recipient Claud Charles Castleton

    • Case study
  15. WW1 Australian VC recipient Clarence Smith Jeffries

    • Case study
  16. WW1 Australian VC recipient Clifford William King Sadlier

    • Case study
  17. WW1 Australian VC recipient Edgar Thomas Towner

    • Case study
  18. WW1 Australian VC recipient Edward John Francis Ryan

    • Case study
  19. WW1 Australian VC recipient Francis Hubert McNamara

    • Case study
  20. WW1 Australian VC recipient Frederick Birks

    • Case study
  21. WW1 Australian VC recipient Frederick Harold Tubb

    • Case study
  22. WW1 Australian VC recipient George Cartwright

    • Case study
  23. WW1 Australian VC recipient George Julian Howell

    • Case study
  24. WW1 Australian VC recipient George Mawby (Morby) Ingram

    • Case study
  25. WW1 Australian VC recipient Henry Dalziel

    • Case study
  26. WW1 Australian VC recipient Henry (Harry) William Murray

    • Case study
  27. WW1 Australian VC recipient Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell

    • Case study
  28. WW1 Australian VC recipient James Ernest Newland

    • Case study
  29. WW1 Australian VC recipient James Park Woods

    • Case study
  30. WW1 Australian VC recipient Joergen Christian Jensen

    • Case study
  31. WW1 Australian VC recipient John William Alexander Jackson

    • Case study
  32. WW1 Australian VC recipient John (Jack) Carroll

    • Case study
  33. WW1 Australian VC recipient John James Dwyer

    • Case study
  34. WW1 Australian VC recipient John Patrick Hamilton

    • Case study
  35. WW1 Australian VC recipient John Leak

    • Case study
  36. WW1 Australian VC recipient John Woods Whittle

    • Case study
  37. WW1 Australian VC recipient Joseph Maxwell

    • Case study
  38. WW1 Australian VC recipient Lawrence Carthage Weathers

    • Case study
  39. WW1 Australian VC recipient Lawrence Dominic McCarthy

    • Case study
  40. WW1 Australian VC recipient Leonard Maurice Keysor

    • Case study
  41. WW1 Australian VC recipient Lewis McGee

    • Case study
  42. WW1 Australian VC recipient Martin O'Meara

    • Case study
  43. WW1 Australian VC recipient Maurice Vincent Buckley

    • Case study
  44. WW1 Australian VC recipient Patrick Joseph Bugden

    • Case study
  45. WW1 Australian VC recipient Percy Clyde Statton

    • Case study
  46. WW1 Australian VC recipient Percy Herbert Cherry

    • Case study
  47. WW1 Australian VC recipient Percy Valentine Storkey

    • Case study
  48. WW1 Australian VC recipient Phillip Davey

    • Case study
  49. WW1 Australian VC recipient Reginald Roy Inwood

    • Case study
  50. WW1 Australian VC recipient Robert Cuthbert Grieve

    • Case study
  51. WW1 Australian VC recipient Robert Mactier

    • Case study
  52. WW1 Australian VC recipient Robert Matthew Beatham

    • Case study
  53. WW1 Australian VC recipient Rupert Vance (Mick) Moon

    • Case study
  54. WW1 Australian VC recipient Stanley Robert McDougall

    • Case study
  55. WW1 Australian VC recipient Samuel George Pearse

    • Case study
  56. WW1 Australian VC recipient Thomas Cooke

    • Case study
  57. WW1 Australian VC recipient Thomas James Bede Kenny

    • Case study
  58. WW1 Australian VC recipient Thomas Leslie (Jack) Axford

    • Case study
  59. WW1 Australian VC recipient Walter Ernest Brown

    • Case study
  60. WW1 Australian VC recipient Walter Peeler

    • Case study
  61. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Donavan Joynt

    • Case study
  62. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Dunstan

    • Case study
  63. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Matthew Currey

    • Case study
  64. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Ruthven

    • Case study
  65. WW1 Australian VC recipient William John Symons

    • Case study
  66. WW1 Australian VC recipient William Thomas Dartnell

    • Case study

Belgium

Canada

  1. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Alan Arnett McLeod

    • Case study
  2. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Alexander Picton Brereton

    • Case study
  3. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Arthur George Knight

    • Case study
  4. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson

    • Case study
  5. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Cecil John Kinross

    • Case study
  6. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Charles Smith Rutherford

    • Case study
  7. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Christopher Patrick John O'Kelly

    • Case study
  8. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney

    • Case study
  9. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Colin Fraser Barron

    • Case study
  10. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Cyrus Wesley Peck

    • Case study
  11. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Edmund De Wind

    • Case study
  12. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Edward Donald Bellew

    • Case study
  13. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Ellis Wellwood Sifton

    • Case study
  14. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Filip Konowal

    • Case study
  15. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Francis Alexander Caron Scrimger

    • Case study
  16. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick (Fred) Fisher

    • Case study
  17. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick George Coppins

    • Case study
  18. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick Hobson

    • Case study
  19. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey

    • Case study
  20. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick William Campbell

    • Case study
  21. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Frederick William Hall

    • Case study
  22. WW1 Canadian VC recipient George Burdon McKean

    • Case study
  23. WW1 Canadian VC recipient George Fraser Kerr

    • Case study
  24. WW1 Canadian VC recipient George Harry Mullin

    • Case study
  25. WW1 Canadian VC recipient George Randolph Pearkes

    • Case study
  26. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Gordon Muriel Flowerdew

    • Case study
  27. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Graham Thompson Lyall

    • Case study
  28. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Harry (Henry) Garnet Bedford Miner

    • Case study
  29. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Harry W Brown

    • Case study
  30. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Henry Mareus (Harcus) Strachan

    • Case study
  31. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Herman James Good

    • Case study
  32. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Hugh Cairns

    • Case study
  33. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Hugh McDonald McKenzie

    • Case study
  34. WW1 Canadian VC recipient James (Jimmy) Cleland Richardson

    • Case study
  35. WW1 Canadian VC recipient James Edward Tait

    • Case study
  36. WW1 Canadian VC recipient James Peter Robertson

    • Case study
  37. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Jean Brillant

    • Case study
  38. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John Alexander Sinton

    • Case study
  39. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John Bernard Croak

    • Case study
  40. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John Chipman Kerr

    • Case study
  41. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John Francis Young

    • Case study
  42. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John George Pattison

    • Case study
  43. WW1 Canadian VC recipient John MacGregor

    • Case study
  44. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Joseph Thomas Kaeble

    • Case study
  45. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Lionel (Leo) Beaumaurice Clarke

    • Case study
  46. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Michael James O'Rourke

    • Case study
  47. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Milton Fowler Gregg

    • Case study
  48. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Norman Coulson Mitchell

    • Case study
  49. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Okill Massey Learmonth

    • Case study
  50. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Philip Eric Bent

    • Case study
  51. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Raphael Louis Zengel

    • Case study
  52. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Edward Cruickshank

    • Case study
  53. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Grierson Combe

    • Case study
  54. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Hill Hanna

    • Case study
  55. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Shankland

    • Case study
  56. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Robert Spall

    • Case study
  57. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Samuel Lewis Honey

    • Case study
  58. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thain Wendell MacDowell

    • Case study
  59. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thomas Fasti Dinesen

    • Case study
  60. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson

    • Case study
  61. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thomas Ricketts

    • Case study
  62. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Thomas William Holmes

    • Case study
  63. WW1 Canadian VC Recipient Wallace Lloyd Algie

    • Case study
  64. WW1 Canadian VC recipient Walter Leigh Rayfield

    • Case study
  65. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Avery Bishop

    • Case study
  66. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William George (Billy) Barker

    • Case study
  67. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Hew Clark-Kennedy

    • Case study
  68. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Henry Metcalf

    • Case study
  69. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Johnstone Milne

    • Case study
  70. WW1 Canadian VC recipient William Merrifield

    • Case study

Denmark

India

  1. WW1 Indian VC recipient Badlu Singh

    • Case study
  2. WW1 Indian VC recipient Chatta Singh

    • Case study
  3. WW1 Indian VC recipient Darwan Singh Negi

    • Case study
  4. WW1 Indian VC recipient Gabar Singh Negi

    • Case study
  5. WW1 Indian VC recipient Gobind Singh

    • Case study
  6. WW1 Indian VC recipient Lala

    • Case study

Nepal

New Zealand

  1. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Alfred John Shout

    • Case study
  2. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Cyril Royston Bassett

    • Case study
  3. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Donald Forrester Brown

    • Case study
  4. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Henry James Nicholas

    • Case study
  5. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Henry (Harry) John Laurent

    • Case study
  6. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient James Crichton

    • Case study
  7. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient John Gildroy Grant

    • Case study
  8. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Lawrence Carthage Weathers

    • Case study
  9. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Leslie Wilton Andrew

    • Case study
  10. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Percy Valentine Storkey

    • Case study
  11. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Reginald Stanley Judson

    • Case study
  12. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Richard Charles Travis

    • Case study
  13. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Samuel Forsyth

    • Case study
  14. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Samuel Frickleton

    • Case study
  15. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient Thomas Cooke

    • Case study
  16. WW1 New Zealand VC recipient William Edward Sanders

    • Case study

Pakistan

South Africa

  1. WW1 South African VC recipient Reginald Frederick Hayward

    • Case study
  2. WW1 South African VC recipient Wiliam Anderson Bloomfield

    • Case study
  3. WW1 South African VC recipient Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor

    • Case study
  4. WW1 South African VC recipient Frederick Charles Booth

    • Case study
  5. WW1 South African VC recipient William Frederick Faulds

    • Case study
  6. WW1 South African VC recipient Robert Vaughan Gorle

    • Case study
  7. WW1 South African VC recipient Percy Howard Hansen

    • Case study
  8. WW1 South African VC recipient William Henry Hewitt

    • Case study
  9. WW1 South African VC recipient Arthur Moore Lascelles

    • Case study
  10. WW1 South African VC recipient Richard Annesley West

    • Case study
  11. WW1 South African VC recipient Oswald Austin Reid

    • Case study
  12. WW1 South African VC recipient Clement Robertson

    • Case study
  13. WW1 South African VC recipient John (Jack) Sherwood-Kelly

    • Case study

Ukraine

United States of America

Published 20 June 2016