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Source Information

Ancestry.com. UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Victoria Cross Medals. East Sussex, England: Naval and Military Press.

About UK, Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007

This database lists names, gravesites, and other details for recipients of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for valour “in the face of the enemy.”

Since the Victoria Cross was first awarded to honor acts of valour during the Crimean War, the medal has had more than 1,350 recipients. This database provides details on all medals awarded up to the year 2007, including the results of extensive research on the final resting places of the recipients. Records typically include

  • name
  • last known rank and unit
  • location and description of deed
  • birth date
  • death date
  • place of burial (as applicable)
  • description of memorial (as applicable)

Pages include photographs for most of the medal recipients as well. When photos of the individual were not available, other related photos have been included, such as pictures of the gravesite or medal. Records are organized by the date on which the award was given rather than the date on which the meritorious action took place.

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