According to Cumbria's Museum of Military Life Lt Col Forbes-Robertson had already won the Military Cross on the Somme, had survived being wounded and had other citations for courage before he won the Victoria Cross
His Victoria Cross
is displayed at the South Wales Borderers Museum, Brecon.
He won the Victoria Cross
for his brave actions near Moorsele, Belgium, in October 1918.
ISLAMABAD -- British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton on Monday unveiled a plaque in honour of three soldiers from Pakistan, who were awarded Victoria Crosses
during the First World War.
L/Cpl Ashworth's mother Kerry, father Duane, a former Grenadier, and brother Coran, 22, a serving soldier, were present at Buller Barracks, Aldershot Army base, Hampshire, where the citation for the Victoria Cross
was read aloud.
They hold the record for the highest price achieved at auction for a VC group to a British recipient The Victoria Cross
group awarded to Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid, of the Royal Air Force, went at auction for pounds 348,000 in November 2009.
The Victoria Cross
was instituted by Queen Victoria to cover all actions since the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854 and is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
The soldier, who was awarded the Victoria Cross
for his bravery in Iraq, is currently wearing a bandage and is unable to do complex routines for the next month.
1944: Guy Gibson, British pilot and Victoria Cross
winner for his ''Dambusters'''' action against the Mohne and Eder dams, was killed when his aircraft crashed in Holland on its way back to base.
On 16 January 2009, Trooper Mark Donaldson became the first Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross
for Australia, the country's pre-eminent award for acts of valour in wartime.
Lance-Corporal Johnson Beharry, awarded the Victoria Cross
for saving comrades in two Iraqi ambushes, said it was "disgraceful" veterans struggled to get treatment for severe combat stress, depression and mental breakdowns.
When the first samples of the new Canadian Victoria Cross
were cast at the Materials Technology Laboratory of Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, not just any metal would do.