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The Lancashire Fusiliers

Holders
of
The Victoria
Cross

For other Honours and Awards of
The XX Lancashire Fusiliers

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Click here to see photos of the Victoria Cross 150th Anniversary Memorial Service 10th June 2007

WW1
The Lancashire Fusiliers ended WW1 with more Victoria Crosses than any other
regiment in the British Army.
1st Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
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The Famous 6 Victoria Crosses Before Breakfast

Capt Cuthbert Bromley
Gallipoli
25th April 1915
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Location unknown



Capt Richard Raymond Willis

Gallipoli
25th April 1915
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by Lord Ashcroft



Sgt Alfred Joseph Richards

Gallipoli
25th April 1915
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by Lord Ashcroft


Sgt Frank Edward Stubbs
Gallipoli
25th April 1915
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by the Lancashire Fusilier Museum



Cpl John Elisha Grimshaw
Gallipoli
25th April 1915
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers


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Held by Lord Ashcroft

Pte William Keneally
Gallipoli
25th April 1915
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by the Lancashire Fusilier Museum

 

Sgt Joseph Lister
Ypres
9th October 1917
1st Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by Lord Ashcroft


 

2nd Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
WW1



Pte John Lynn
Ypres
2nd May 1915
2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by LF Museum

2Lt Bernard Matthew Cassidy
Givenchy
18th March 1918
2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

held by Lord Ashcroft

1st/5th Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
WW1

L/Sgt Edward Smith
Somme
21 - 23 August 1918
1st/5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Edward was RSM with 1LF 1935 1938 in China

Held by Lord Ashcroft

 

2nd/5th Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
WW1

Pte James Hutchinson
Somme
26th June 1916
2nd/5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by unknown

Lt Col Maurice James Best-Dunkley
Ypres
31st July 1917
2nd/5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by LF Museum

2Lt John Schofield
Givenchy
9th April 1918
2nd/5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by LF Museum


10th Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
WW1

 


Acting Sgt Harold John Colley
Somme
24th August 1918
10th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by LF Museum


Pte Frank Lester
Somme
18th October 1918
10th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Held by Lord Ashcroft

 

11th Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
WW1

L/Cpl Joel Halliwell
Muscourt
27th May 1918
11th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Held by the family

 

 15th Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
WW1


Sgt James Clarke
Sambre-Oise Canal
2-4th November 1918
15th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

held by Lord Ashcroft


16th Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
WW1

 

Acting Lt Col John Neville Marshall
Sambre-Oise Canal
4th November 1918
16th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Held by Irish Guard HQ

2nd Bn The XX Lancashire Fusiliers
WW2

Fus Francis Arthur Jefferson
Battle of Cassino
16th May 1944
2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers

Reported Stolen Jan 1982

(Click on their names to go their feature page or write up)

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest recognition for valour "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces of any rank in any service, and civilians under military command.

The decoration is a cross pattée, 1.375 inches (35 mm) wide, bearing a crown surmounted by a lion, and the inscription "FOR VALOUR". This was originally to have been "FOR BRAVERY", until it was changed on the recommendation of Queen Victoria, who thought some might erroneously consider that only the recipients of the VC were brave in battle. The decoration, suspension bar and link weigh about 0.87 troy ounces (27 g).

The recipient's name, rank, number and unit are engraved on the back of the suspension bar, and the date of the act for which it was awarded on the back of the cross.

The ribbon is crimson, 1.5 inches (38 mm) wide. The original 1856 specification for the award stated that the ribbon should be red for army recipients and blue for naval ones. However the dark blue ribbon was abolished with the formation of the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918, and living recipients of the naval version were required to exchange their ribbons for red ones.

Established 29 January 1856
Total awarded 1,356
The Lancashire Fusiliers have been awarded 19

to read more about the Victoria Cross
Click on the link below

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Cross