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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

victoria_cross george cross queen victoria museum CARDIFF CASTLE

LOCATIONS OF THE MEDALS

 

imperial-war

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

LONDON

NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM

LONDON

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

LONDON

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ENGLAND

 

ROYAL NAVAL MUSEUM PORTSMOUTH

ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE MUSEUM GOSPORT

ROYAL MARINES MUSEUM SOUTHSEA

ROYAL NAVAL MUSEUM ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE MUSEUM ROYAL MARINES MUSEUM

 

 

FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM, YEOVILTON

ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM, HENDON, LONDON

13TH/18TH ROYAL HUSSARS MUSEUM, BARNSLEY

fleet air arm museum RAF MUSEUM HENDON CANNON HALL MUSEUM

 

9TH/12TH LANCERS MUSEUM, DERBY

QUEEN'S ROYAL HUSSARS MUSEUM, EASTBOURNE

HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY MUSEUM, LONDON

DERBY MUSEUM EASTBOURNE REDOUBT household cavalry museum

 

15TH/19TH HUSSARS MUSEUM, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

14TH/20TH KING'S HUSSARS MUSEUM, PRESTON

QUEEN'S ROYAL LANCERS MUSEUM, THORESBY

discovery museum newcastle museum of lancashire thoresby

 

QUEEN'S OWN HUSSARS MUSEUM, WARWICK

10TH/11TH ROYAL HUSSARS MUSEUM, WINCHESTER

ROYAL TANK REGIMENT MUSEUM, BOVINGTON

QUEENS OWN HUSSARS MUSEUM 10th11th Royal Hussars tank museum

 

ROYAL ARTILLERY MUSEUM, WOOLWICH

ROYAL ENGINEERS MUSEUM, CHATHAM

THE GUARDS MUSEUM, WELLINGTON BARRACKS, LONDON

royal artillery museum ROYAL ENGINEERS MUSEUM guards museum

 

ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS MUSEUM,

ALNWICK CASTLE

LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS MUSEUM, BURY

ROYAL FUSILIERS MUSEUM, TOWER OF LONDON

northumberland fusiliers museum fusilier museum bury ROYAL FUSILIERS MUSEUM

 

DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM,

BODMIN

KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM,

DONCASTER

DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM,

DURHAM

duke of cornwall museum kings own yorkshire light infantry durham light infantry museum

KING'S SHROPSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM, SHREWSBURY CASTLE

SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM,

TAUNTON

OXS & BUCKS LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM, WINCHESTER

shrewsbury castle somerset military museum ROYAL GREEN JACKETS MUSEUM

THE GURKHA MUSEUM, WINCHESTER

MUSEUM OF ARMY CHAPLAINCY, AMPORT HOUSE

MUSEUM OF MILITARY MEDICINE, KEOGH BARRACKS, MYTCHETT, SURREY

gurkha museum ARMY CHAPLAINCY 2 ARMY MEDICAL SERVICES MUSEUM

ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS MUSEUM,

CAMBERLEY, SURREY

PARACHUTE REGIMENT MUSEUM,

IWM DUXFORD

MANCHESTER REGIMENT MUSEUM,

ASHTON UNDER LYNE

ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS MUSEUM IWM DUXFORD manchester regiment

SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM, BURY ST EDMUNDS

PRINCESS OF WALES ROYAL REGIMENT MUSEUM,

DOVER CASTLE

BORDER REGIMENT MUSEUM, CARLISLE, CUMBRIA

suffolk regiment museum DOVER CASTLE MUSEUM border regiment museum

ESSEX REGIMENTAL MUSEUM, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

CHESHIRE MILITARY MUSEUM, CHESTER

QUEENS ROYAL SURREY REGIMENT MUSEUM,

CLANFORD PARK, SURREY

chelmsford museum cheshire military museum clandon park

THE KEEP MILITARY MUSEUM, DORCHESTER, DORSET

SOLDIERS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE MUSEUM, GLOUCESTER

DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT MUSEUM, HALIFAX

the keep SOLDIERS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE bankfield museum

KING'S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT MUSEUM,

LANCASTER

ROYAL LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM, LEICESTER

STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM, LICHFIELD

lancaster musuem LEICESTERSHIRE MUSEUM

ROYAL LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM,

LINCOLN

KING'S (LIVERPOOL) REGIMENT MUSEUM, LIVERPOOL

HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY,

LONDON

LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM honorable artillery company

LONDON SCOTTISH REGIMENT MUSEUM,

LONDON

BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT,

WARDOWN PARK, LUTON

QUEEN'S OWN WEST KENT REGIMENT MUSEUM,

MAIDSTONE

london scottish museum wardown park west kent regiment

ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM,

NORWICH

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM,

ABINGTON PARK

SHERWOOD FORESTERS MUSEUM,

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

royal norfolk regiment abington park NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

LANCASHIRE INFANTRY MUSEUM, FULWOOD BARRACKS, PRESTON

THE GREEN HOWARDS MUSEUM, RICHMOND

YORK & LANCASTER REGIMENT MUSEUM, ROTHERHAM

LANCASHIRE INFANTRY MUSEUM green howards museum clifton park

THE RIFLES (BERKSHIRE & WILTSHIRE) REGIMENT, SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE

WEST MIDLANDS REGIMENT TA CENTRE, SHELDON, BIRMINGHAM

ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM, WARWICK

SALISBURY sheldon st johns house

ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM, SERLE'S HOUSE, WINCHESTER

ROYAL GREEN JACKETS MUSEUM, WINCHESTER

WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM,

WORCESTER

serles house royal green jackets worcestershire regiment museum

PRINCE OF WALES OWN REGIMENT OF YORKSHIRE MUSEUM, YORK

york regimental museum

SCOTLAND

NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND,

EDINBURGH CASTLE

GORDON HIGHLANDERS MUSEUM,

ABERDEEN

KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS MUSEUM,

BERWICK UPON TWEED

NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM gordon highlanders museum KOSB Museum

QUEENS OWN HIGHLANDERS MUSEUM, FORT GEORGE, INVERNESS-SHIRE

ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS MUSEUM, GLASGOW

CAMERONIANS MUSEUM, HAMILTON, LANARKSHIRE

highlanders museum royal highland fusiliers museum low parks museum

BLACK WATCH MUSEUM,

PERTH

ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS MUSEUM, STIRLING CASTLE

black watch museum ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS

WALES

SOUTH WALES BORDERERS MUSEUM,

BRECON

ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS MUSEUM,

CAERNARFON

WELSH REGIMENT MUSEUM, CARDIFF CASTLE

CARDIFF CASTLE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS SOUTH WALES BORDERERS

NORTHERN IRELAND

ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS,

ARMAGH

ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES MUSEUM, BELFAST

ROYAL INNISKILLEN FUSILIERS, ENNISKILLEN

ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS

MISCELLANEOUS UK LOCATIONS

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ   -    Lieutenant General Lord Henry Hugh PERCY (3rd Bn, Grenadier Guards)

Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9AX - Corporal Michael SLEAVON (Corps of Royal Engineers)

North Down Heritage Centre, Town Hall, Bangor, Co Down, BT20 4BT - Rear Admiral Hon Edward Barry BINGHAM (Royal Navy)

The Museums Collection Centre, 25 Dollman Street, Birmingham, B7 4RQ - Lance Corporal Charles Alfred JARVIS (Corps of Royal Engineers)

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7AJ - Lieutenant Colonel Harold Marcus ERVINE-ANDREWS (1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment) * On loan from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum, Preston.

Bodmin Town Council, Shire House, Mount Folly Square, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DQ - Private James Henry FYNN ( or FINN ) (4th Bn, South Wales Borderers).

Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove, 4 - 5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE - Major George Godfrey WHEELER (7th Hariana Lancers, Indian Army).

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL71 - Gunner Richard FITZGERALD (Bengal Horse Artillery, Indian Army)

Bromsgrove School, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 7DU - Captain Eustace JOTHAM (51st Sikhs, Indian Army

sec'd to North Waziristan Militia).

Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3RQ - 2nd Lieutenant Alfred Victor SMITH (5th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment) & Private Thomas WHITHAM * (1st Bn, Coldstream Guards). * Victoria Cross and Victory Medal only. Whereabouts of 1914-15 Star and British War Medal unknown.

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB - Private David HAWKES (2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade) & Sergeant Edward MOTT * (1st Bn, Border Regiment)  * believed to be the 'original' Victoria Cross awarded to Sergeant Edward Mott ( plus his DCM & 1914-15 Star )

Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 1RF - Captain Eric Stuart DOUGALL (Special Reserve, att'd Royal Field Artillery)

National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP - Seaman William WILLIAMS (Royal Naval Reserve ( HMS 'Pargust' )  ***

Ugbrooke House, Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, Devon, TQ13 0AD - Major General Sir Henry Hugh CLIFFORD (1st Bn, Rifle Brigade)

Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ - Captain James Joseph JACKMAN (1st Bn, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, Warwickshire - Petty Officer Alfred Edward SEPHTON (Royal Navy) Alfred Sephton's Victoria Cross was donated to Coventry Cathedral and was subsequently stolen from the Cathedral in 1990 and has not been recovered.

Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU - Lieutenant Colonel Francis David BROWN (101st Bengal ( European ) Fusiliers) & Major General Sir Charles John MELLISS (9th Bombay Infantry, Indian Army sec'd N Nigeria Regiment, West Africa Field Force) & Captain John Franks VALLENTIN (1st Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment)  

Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0HJ - Lt Commander Arthur Leyland HARRISON (Royal Navy ( Raid on Zeebrugge ) & Lieutenant Richard Douglas SANDFORD (Royal Navy ( Raid on Zeebrugge )

Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1BS - Private Robert HUMPSTON (2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade)  **

Dingwall Museum, Town House, High Street, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9RY - Sergeant John MEIKLE (4th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders)  ***

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G53 7NN - Captain Henry MCDONALD (Royal Sappers & Miners ( Royal Engineers )

Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Main / Gilbert-Scott Building, University Avenue, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ - Colonel James Lennox DAWSON (Corps of Royal Engineers)  ***

South Kesteven District Council, The Mayor's Parlour, Council Offices, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ - Co Sergeant Major Charles Richard SHARPE (2nd Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment)

Calderdale Council, Community Services, Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6HG - Sergeant Hansen Victor TURNER (1st Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment) *On long loan to the Duke of Wellington's Regiment Museum, Halifax

Hertford Museum, 18 Bull Plain, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1DT - Sergeant Alfred Alexander BURT (1st Bn, Hertfordshire Regiment)

Christ's Hospital School, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0YP - Lieutenant Colonel Wilfrith ELSTOB (comd 16th Bn, Manchester Regiment) *On long loan to the Manchester Regiment Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne.

Tolson Memorial Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ - Sergeant Samuel HILL (90th Regiment ( Cameronians ( Scottish Rifles ))

Jersey Maritime Museum, New North Quay, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 3ND - Captain of the Mast George INGOUVILLE * (Royal Navy)  * VC only. Location of CGM and campaign medals unknown.

Jersey Museum, The Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 3NF - Private Jack Thomas COUNTER (1st Bn, King's ( Liverpool ) Regiment) &

Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Simeon LE QUESNE (Royal Army Medical Corps) & Captain Henry William PITCHER (1st Punjab Native Infantry)

Victoria College, Le Mont Millais, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 4HT - Lieutenant William Arthur MCCRAE BRUCE (59th Scinde Rifles, Indian Army)

Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH - Flight Sergeant Arthur Louis AARON (218 Squadron, RAFVR)

The Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 7BY - Sergeant John PARK (77th Regiment ( Middlesex Regiment )

Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 4AA - Sergeant David JONES (12th Bn, King's ( Liverpool ) Regiment) *Donated by the Trustees of J. Blake & Co. ( VC only, whereabouts of WWI campaign medals unknown. )

The Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men & women, Shield House, Harmony Way, Victoria Road, Hendon, London, NW4 2BZ - Petty Officer Thomas William GOULD (Royal Navy ( HM Submarine 'Thrasher' )

British Library, ( Department of Visual Arts ), 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB - Sergeant Patrick MAHONEY (1st Madras Fusiliers ( Royal Dublin Fusiliers )

British Postal Museum & Archive, Freeling House, Phoenix Place, London, WC1X 0DL - 2nd Lieutenant Alfred Joseph KNIGHT (8th ( City of London ) Bn, London Regiment ( Post Office Rifles)

Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD - Vice Admiral Gordon CAMPBELL (Royal Navy ( HMS 'Q-5' ) & Lieutenant Richard Basil JONES * (8th Bn, The Loyal Regiment ( North Lancashire ) & Major Alexander Malins LAFONE * (1 / 1st ( County of London ) Yeomanry) *VC only

Furness Withy and Company Ltd, Furness House, Leadenhall Street, London EC1 - Lance Corporal Harold MUGFORD (8th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps

On long loan to the Imperial War Museum, London) **

The George Mitchell Secondary School, Farmer Road, Leyton, London, E10 5DN - Private George MITCHELL (London Scottish ( Gordon Highlanders )

The Victoria Cross has now been donated to the London Scottish Regiment Museum ***

The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, The Haberdashers Company, City of London, London - Major Richard WAKEFORD (4th Bn, Hampshire Regiment)

HM QUEEN'S COLLECTION - Captain Cecil William BUCKLEY (Royal Navy)

Merchant Taylors' School, Sandy Lodge Road, Moor Park, Northwood, HA6 2HT - Lieutenant George Leslie DREWRY (Royal Naval Reserve ( SS 'River Clyde' ) On long loan to the Imperial War Museum, London ***

P & O Heritage Collection, Victoria, London - Captain ( Lieutenant ) Archibald Bisset SMITH (Mercantile Marine ( Royal Naval Reserve )

Trinity House, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH - Commander Gordon Charles STEELE (Royal Navy ( Coastal Motor Boat 88 )  ***

Waveney District Council, Town Hall, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HS - Skipper Thomas CRISP (Royal Naval Reserve)

Professional Footballers Association, 20 Oxford Court, Bishopgate, Manchester, M2 3WQ - T / 2nd Lieutenant Donald Simpson BELL (9th Bn, Yorkshire Regiment)  *The Donald Bell VC group is on loan to the National Football Museum, Manchester

City of Nottingham Museum, Castle Gate House, 24 - 30 Castle Gate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7AT - Captain Albert BALL (7th Bn, Sherwood Foresters & 56 Squadron, RFC) On display at the Sherwood Foresters Museum, Nottingham Castle ***

Oldham Metropolitan Borough, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 1UJ - Sergeant John HOGAN (2nd Bn, Manchester Regiment)

Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HE - Seaman Joseph TREWAVAS (Royal Navy)  ***

The Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4YP - Private William YOUNG (8th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment) * On loan from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum, Preston.

Salisbury Guild Hall, Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1JH - Lieutenant Colonel Tom Edwin ADLAM (7th Bn, Bedforshire Regiment)  ***

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU15 4PQ - Major Thomas Adair BUTLER (1st Bengal European Fusiliers)

The Shugborough Estate, Shugborough, Milford, Near Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XB - Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Henry ANSON (84th Regiment ( York & Lancaster Regiment )  **

Preston Hall Museum, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RH - Major Edward COOPER (12th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps)

Walsall Council, The Civic Centre, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1TP - Ordinary Seaman John Henry CARLESS * Royal Navy ( HMS 'Caledon' ) * VC only. Location of campaign medals unknown

Royal British Legion, Walton on the Naze & District, Vicarage Lane, Walton on Naze, Essex, CO14 8PA - Private Herbert George COLUMBINE (9th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps) ( served previously with the 19th ( Queen Alexandra's Own Royal ) Hussars ) *Victoria Cross on loan to the Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford, Essex

Welshpool Town Council, Triangle House, Union Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7PG - Lance Sergeant William Herbert WARING (25th Bn, Royal Welch Fusiliers)

St. Mary's Church, Whicham, Cumbria, LA18 5LS - Lance Sergeant Tom Fletcher MAYSON (4th Bn, King's Own ( Royal Lancaster ) Regiment) * VC On loan to the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster. Tom Mayson's other medals are owned by the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum.

The Beacon, West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY - Private Abraham ACTON (2nd Bn, The Border Regiment)

Framlingham College, College Road, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 9EY - Lieutenant Gordon Muriel FLOWERDEW * (Lord Strathcona's Horse ( Royal Canadians ) & Major William Henry HEWITT ** (2nd South African Light Infantry).  * VC only. Location of WW I medals unknown ** VC only. WWI campaign medals held by the Castle Military Museum, Cape Town, South Africa. Both Victoria Crosses are on loan to the Imperial War Museum, London. ***

York Castle Museum, The Eye of York, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9RY - Major Wilfred EDWARDS * (7th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) & Lieutenant Humphrey Osbaldston FIRMAN (Royal Navy) & Lance Sergeant Harry Blanshard WOOD (2nd Bn, Scots Guards). * VC only. Other campaign medals on loan to the KOYLI Museum, Doncaster.

 

**not currently on display  ***on display

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA

ARMY MUSEUM OF NEW SOUTH WALES, VICTORIA BARRACKS

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, NEWCASTLE, NEW SOUTH WALES

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL army museum of nsw christ church cathedral

MARYBOROUGH MILITARY & COLONIAL MUSEUM, MARYBOROUGH, QUEENSLAND

QUEENSLAND MUSEUM,

BRISBANE

ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ADELAIDE

maryborough museum QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL, ADELAIDE

QUEEN VICTORIA MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA

TASMANIAN MUSEUM & ART GALLERY,

HOBART, TASMANIA

queen victoria museum tasmanian museum

MUSEUM VICTORIA, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

ARMY MUSEUM OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, FREMANTLE

museum victoria shrine of remembrance army museum of western australia queen victoria museum

ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM, PERTH

 

st georges perth western australia museum

DENMARK

LIBERATION MUSEUM, COPENHAGEN

LIBERATION MUSEUM

INDIA

queen victoria museum

39TH GARHWAL RIFLES OFFICER'S MESS

SHEESH MAHAL MUSEUM, PATIALA, INDIA

BOMBAY ENGINEERS MUSEUM, PUNE

GARHWAL RIFLES sheesh mahal bombay engineers queen victoria museum

9TH GURKHA RIFLES HQ, VARANESI

2 RAJPUTANA RIFLES MUSEUM, NEW DELHI

8TH GURKHA RIFLES

9th gurkha rifles rajputana rifles museum 8th gurkha rifles

JAMAICA

JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE MUSEUM, KINGSTON

 

 

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND SAS TRUST, PAPAKURA

TAIRAWHITI MUSEUM,

GISBORNE

AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM,

AUCKLAND

JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE nz sas tairawhiti museum

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE MUSEUM,

CHRISTCHURCH

SOUTHLAND MUSEUM, INVERCARGILL

CANTERBURY MUSEUM, CHRISTCHURCH

canterbury museum air force nz museum southland museum

NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM, WAIOURU

HOKITIKA MUSEUM,

WESTLAND

PUKE ARIKI MUSEUM,

NEW PLYMOUTH

puke ariki national army museum hokitika museum

CANADA

LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE MUSEUM,

CALGARY

PPCLI MUSEUM,

CALGARY

GLENBOW MUSEUM, CALGARY, ALBERTA

lord strathcona horse PCCLI Museum

CANADIAN SCOTTISH REGIMENT MUSEUM, VICTORIA,

BRITISH COLUMBIA

SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA MUSEUM, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA

royal canadian legion canadian scottish regiment seaforth highlanders of canada

ROYAL WINNIPEG RIFLES MUSEUM, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEERS MUSEUM, GAGETOWN,

NEW BRUNSWICK

1 CANADIAN AIR DIVISION, WINNIPEG

1 canadian air force museum royal winnipeg rifles canadian military engineers

CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM, OTTAWA

CORNWALL ARMOURY, CORNWALL, ONTARIO

NOVA SCOTIA MUSEUM, HALIFAX,

NOVA SCOTIA

nova scotia museum canadian war museum cornwall armoury

GOVERNOR GENERAL'S FOOT GUARDS MUSEUM, OTTAWA

HURON COUNTY MUSEUM, GODERICH, ONTARIO

ELGIN COUNTY PIONEER MUSEUM, ST THOMAS, ONTARIO

 

 

 

 

NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

governor general foot guards huron county

ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS MUSEUM,

PETAWAWA, ONTARIO

ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT MUSEUM,

LONDON, ONTARIO

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA, OTTAWA

library and archives canada royal canadian dragoons royal canadian regiment museum

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO

BLACK WATCH MUSEUM, MONTREAL, QUEBEC

ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY MUSEUM,

HAMILTON, ONTARIO

royal hamilton light infantry owen sound rcl black watch montreal

PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES, REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN

QUEENS OWN RIFLES OF CANADA MUSEUM,

TORONTO

ROYAL 22E REGIMENT MUSEUM, QUEBEC CITY

la citadelle de quebec regina archives queens own rifles of canada museum

ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA FOUNDATION,

TORONTO

TORONTO SCOTTISH REGIMENT MUSEUM,

TORONTO

ROYAL CANADIAN MILITARY INSTITUTE,

TORONTO

royal canadian military institute royal regiment of canada toronto scottish

UPPER CANADA COLLEGE, TORONTO

 

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

victoria university upper canada college

CASTLE MILITARY MUSEUM, CAPE TOWN

MUSEUM AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG

AMATHOLE MUSEUM,

KING WILLIAM'S TOWN

SOUTH AFRICA

AMATHOLE MUSEUM castle military museum museum africa

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY, JOHANNESBURG

national museum of military history

NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VIRGINIA

MILITARY MUSEUM,

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

USA

 

 

 

 

 

NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

natural history los angeles ARLINGTON

ZIMBABWE

BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE DEPOT, HARARE

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF ZIMBABWE,

HARARE

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF ZIMBABWE british south africa police

VICTORIA CROSSES REPORTED STOLEN

William FAULDS

1st Bn, South African Infantry

 

Captain William Faulds' Victoria Cross was stolen in October 1994 off a display in the National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg. The VC has never been recovered. ( Faulds' VC action took place at Delville Wood, Somme, France, on 18 July 1916 )

 

Alfred SEPHTON

Royal Navy - HMS 'Coventry'

 

Petty Officer Alfred Sephton's Victoria Cross was stolen on 25 September 1990 whilst on display in Coventry Cathedral. The VC has never been recovered. ( Sephton was awarded his VC for action on HMS 'Coventry' in the Mediterranean on 18 May 1941 )

 

Francis JEFFERSON

2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers

 

L / Corporal Francis Jefferson's Victoria Cross was stolen in January 1982 during a burglary at his mother's home at Luton Street, Bolton, Lancashire. The VC has never been recovered. ( Jefferson's VC action took place at Monte Cassino, Italy, on 16 May 1944 )

 

Milton GREGG

Royal Canadian Regiment

 

Brigadier Milton Gregg's Victoria Cross was stolen on 24 December 1978 from the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, London, Ontario. The VC has never been recovered. ( Gregg's VC action took place near Cambrai, France, between 27 September and 1 October 1918 )

 

Edward BELLEW

7th Bn, CEF

 

Captain Edward Bellew's Victoria Cross is believed to have been stolen from the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Toronto, between January 1975 and 22 July 1977. The VC has never been recovered. ( Bellew's VC action took place near Kerselaere, Belgium, on 24 April 1915 )

 

Rambahadur LIMBU

10th Gurkha Rifles

 

Lance Corporal Rambahadur Limbu's Victoria Cross was stolen, along with all his possesions, whilst on a train journey from India to his native Nepal in 1967. Rambahadur Limbu later received an official replacement VC. ( Rambahadur Limbu's VC action took place in Sarawak in 1965 )

 

John O'NEILL

Leinster Regiment

 

Private John O'Neill's Victoria Cross and campaign medals were stolen on 13 February 1962 during a burglary at the premises of coin & medal dealer Seaby & Co, in Great Portland Street, London. The VC has never been recovered. ( O'Neill's VC action took place at Moorseele, Belgium, on 14 October 1918 ).

 

John MCDOUGALL

44th Regiment

 

A private thief stole John McDougall's Victoria Cross from a house in Scotland in 1960, leaving behind the ribbon and suspension bar, which are now on display in the Essex Regiment Museum. The VC has never been recovered. ( McDougall's VC action took place at Taku Forts, China, on 21 August 1860 ).

 

Gian SINGH

4th Bn, 15th Punjab Regiment

 

Captain Gian Singh's Victoria Cross was stolen between 26 June and 23 September 1960. A replacement was issued to him on 18 September 1961. The original VC has never been recovered. ( Singh's VC action took place at Kamye, Myingyan Road, Burma, on 2 March 1945 )

 

George KNOWLAND

Royal Norfolk Regiment

 

Lieutenant George Knowland's Victoria Cross was stolen in 1958 from the Spreadeagle Inn, Whitecross Street, Finsbury, London. The VC has never been recovered. ( Knowland's VC action took place near Kangaw, Burma, on 31 January 1945 )

 

Michael O'ROURKE

British Columbia Regiment

 

It is believed at some time during the 1920s Michael O'Rourke's original VC was either lost by the recipient or possibly pawned. The VC has never been recovered. ( O'Rourke's VC action took place at Lens, France on 15-17 August 1917 )

 

Lanoe HAWKER

6 Sqdn, Royal Flying Corps

 

The Hawker family belongings were left behind after the fall of France in 1940. On their return, their possessions had been looted and stolen, including the VC. A replacement was issued to Hawker's brother on 3 February 1960. ( Hawker's VC action took place over Hooge, Belgium on 25 July 1915 )

 

Thomas HOLMES

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles

 

Thomas Holmes' Victoria Cross was stolen from him in 1935. A replacement was issued to him on 6 August 1935 and this was also stolen in 1978, but later retrieved. The original VC has never been recovered. ( Holmes' VC action took place at Wolf Copse, Passchendaele, Belgium, on 26 October 1917 )

 

William GORDON

West India Regiment

 

In 1892 a replacement Victoria Cross was sent to William Gordon whose original had been stolen. This VC now resides in the Jamaica Defence Force Museum, Kingston. The original VC has never been recovered. ( Gordon's VC action took place Toniataba, West Africa, on 13 March 1892 ).

 

William MCDONELL

Bengal Civil Service

 

In 1878 a replacement Victoria Cross was sent to the India Office for forwarding to William McDonell, a High Court Judge in Calcutta, to replace his VC which had been stolen. The original VC has never been recovered. ( McDonell's VC action took place at Arrah during the Indian Mutiny on 30 July 1857 ).

 

Edward MCKENNA

65th Regiment

 

In May 1868 a replacement Victoria Cross was sent to the GOC Melbourne for forwarding to William McKenna whose original had been stolen. This VC now resides in the Auckland Museum. The original VC has never been recovered. ( McKenna's VC action took place in New Zealand, on 7 September 1863 ).

 

VICTORIA CROSSES LOST IN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

Henry HAVELOCK-ALLAN

10th Regiment

 

It is believed the Victoria Cross awarded to Henry Havelock-Allan went missing during his lifetime, possibly lost or stolen after he left India. He held several posts at home and abroad the whole time wearing a 'copy' Victoria Cross. The Havelock-Allan family have no knowledge of the whereabouts of the original VC.

 

Samuel HARVEY

York & Lancaster Regiment

 

The loss of Samuel Harvey's Victoria Cross in the 1920s are variously believed to be: swapped for beer in a pub; lost in a wood near Ipswich whilst returning home from a pub; or possibly Harvey sold his Victoria Cross privately. There have been no sightings of the VC since.

 

Duncan HOME

Royal Engineers

 

The Duncan Home Victoria Cross was believed lost sometime in the 1920s after children took the VC outside of the house to play 'soldiers' with it in a field. Intensive searches of the field and the surrounding area failed to find it. There have been no sightings of the VC since.

 

VICTORIA CROSSES REPORTED AS BEING DESTROYED

Julian GRIBBLE

Warwickshire Regiment

 

Julian Gribble's Victoria Cross was destroyed in a fire at his brother's home Wamil Hall, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, in 1958. As far as is known no replacement Victoria Cross was requested by the family. ( Gribble's VC action took place at Hermies Ridge, France, on 23 March 1918 )

 

Hugh MCKENZIE

Canadian MG Corps

 

Hugh McKenzie's Victoria Cross was destroyed in a fire in Canada on 24 May 1955. A replacement VC was issued and now resides in the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa. ( McKenzie's VC action took place at Meescheele Spur, Belgium, on 30 October 1917 )

 

George CATES

2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade

 

George Cates' Victoria Cross was destroyed in a fire in 1951. A replacement VC was issued and now resides in the Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester, Hampshire. ( Cates' VC action took place at Bouchavesnes, France, on 8 March 1917 )

 

James OSBORNE

Northamptonshire Regiment

 

James Osborne's Victoria Cross was destroyed during an air raid on Belfast in 1941. A replacement VC was never applied for. ( Osborne's VC action took place at Wesselstroom, South Africa, on 22 February 1881 )

 

Joseph CROWE

Seaforth Highlanders

 

Joseph Crowe's Victoria Cross was destroyed when his sister's farm caught fire at Firlands, Rondebosch, Cape Province, South Africa. The Victoria Cross was not recovered from the debris. ( Crowe's VC action took place at Cawnpore, India, on 12 August 1857 )

 

Andrew FITZGIBBON

Bengal Medical Service

 

Following Andrew Fitzgibbon's death on 7th March 1883 in Delhi, India, it is believed his Victoria Cross was buried with him in Delhi's Old Military Cemetery. His grave is not marked and there is no indication that a headstone ever existed. ( Fitzgibbon's VC action took place at the Taku Forts, China, on 21 August 1860 )

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