Victoria Cross recipients in Kent – have we remembered them all?

Victoria-CrossThe Victoria Cross (VC) was awarded 628 times to 627 recipients for action in the First World War (1914–1918).  Of the 627 recipients, 159 were awarded posthumously.

The Victoria Cross is a military decoration awarded for valour “in the face of the enemy” to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. It takes precedence over all other Orders, decorations and medals; it may be awarded to a person of any rank in any service and to civilians under military command.

Throughout history, there have been 93 men connected to Kent that received a Victoria Cross; the list of these names can be found at http://www.kentfallen.com/Vc%20register.html; for a list of grave locations for holders of the Victoria Cross in Kent, see http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/cokent.htm.  Find out more about the Victoria Cross at The Victoria Cross Society’s website.

But what about the Victoria Crosses awarded to Kent recipients during the First World War?  How are our Kent towns and villages remembering those members of the armed forces 100 years on? We’d like to hear from you about how you are planning to commemorate Kent Victoria Crosses.  Get in touch with sarah.corn@brighton-hove.gov.uk with your news and we will share it on this blog.

 

 

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