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Victoria Cross recipient Michael James O'Rourke in 1918 | RevivalRepublic.com

Victoria Cross recipient Michael James O'Rourke in 1918 | RevivalRepublic.com

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World War 1UK Royal Army Medical Corps uniform tunic and service cap, circa 1915.

World War 1UK Royal Army Medical Corps uniform tunic and service cap, circa 1915.

Alfred Hulme, VC was 30 years old and a sergeant in the 23rd Battalion, (The Canterbury Regiment), 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2NZEF during the Second World War when he took part in the Battle of Crete where he stalked and killed 33 German snipers. For these actions he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Alfred Hulme, VC was 30 years old and a sergeant in the 23rd Battalion, (The Canterbury Regiment), 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2NZEF during the Second World War when he took part in the Battle of Crete where he stalked and killed 33 German snipers. For these actions he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

What a champ, CPL Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC

What a champ, CPL Benjamin Roberts-Smith VC

James Park Woods

James Park Woods

Courage: Lance Corporal James Ashworth is only the tenth British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross since the Second World War

Extraordinary courage: Victoria Cross for the guardsman who gave his life to protect his comrades

Chilliwack resident James Cleland Richardson of The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Cadets. He would go on to win a Victoria Cross (VC) with the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF.

Chilliwack resident James Cleland Richardson of The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Cadets. He would go on to win a Victoria Cross (VC) with the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF.

2Lt AJT Fleming-Sandes VC

2Lt AJT Fleming-Sandes VC

George Burdon McKean VC MC MM (4 July 1888 – 28 November 1926) was a Canadian WW1 recipient of the Victoria Cross. He was awarded this highest medal for bravery following action of April 27-28, 1918 during which he single singlehandedly cleared a communication trench killing several Germans and forcing others to retreat while all the while under intense counter-fire. He ironically perished after the war due to an industrial accident.

George Burdon McKean VC MC MM (4 July 1888 – 28 November 1926) was a Canadian WW1 recipient of the Victoria Cross. He was awarded this highest medal for bravery following action of April 27-28, 1918 during which he single singlehandedly cleared a communication trench killing several Germans and forcing others to retreat while all the while under intense counter-fire. He ironically perished after the war due to an industrial accident.

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