VIDEO: Coverage of the ceremony for Lt Gen Sir Philip Neame, from Faversham who won a Victoria Cross (VC) for his valour and quick-thinking during the first Battle of Ypres in late 1914.and an Olympic gold medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He later served as Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 1945 to 1953.
Driver Frederick Luke of West Tytherley was Decorated by His Majesty King George V on the 1st of December 1914 at Locon near Bethune. At Le Cateau on August 26th, 1914, as volunteers, he and Job Drain saved their guns from falling into the hands of the enemy, although it was at the time under heavy fire from hostile infantry, who were only 100 yards away.
First World War hero Job Drain will be remembered with a commemorative paving stone outside the Broadway Theatre in Barking on 26 August .Job Drain won his medal at the Battle of Le Cateau on August 26, 1914, when he was just 19. Then holding the rank of Driver, he rescued an artillery gun while coming under heavy shell and rifle fire from the advancing German army. He lived in Barking until his death in 1975, aged 79.
VIDEO:More than 100 people gathered at the War Memorial in Brighton’s Old Steine on Wednesday 3 September for the unveiling of a commemorative stone to mark the “valour and honour” of Victoria Cross holder Captain Theodore Wright.
On the 26 August, a commemorative paving stone will be laid in tribute to the bravery of Captain Douglas Reynolds VC, in Bristol, 100 years to the day after Captain Reynolds, serving in the 37th Royal Field Artillery, led two teams of volunteer drivers to recapture British guns at Le Chateau in France
AUDIO: Relatives of Captain Frederick Holmes VC are joined by Sergeant Johnson Beharry and London Division to honour Captain Frederick Holmes VC 100 years to the day he was awarded the military's highest award.
South Shields Victoria Cross recipient immortalised at street which carries his name
Lance Corporal Frederick Holmes will have his name set in stone in Abbey Street, Bermondsey on August 26. Service records describe how, whilst under heavy enemy fire and with no thought for his own life, Fred scooped an injured bugler over his shoulder and carried him to safety, dodging German shells and bullets all the while.
On Sunday 14 September, the family of William Charles Fuller VC - the first Welshman to be awarded a Victoria Cross - joined the local community in Laugharne at a paving stone ceremony to honour his bravery
James Collis VC. The Royal Horse Artillery distinguished themselves covering the retreat following the British defeat at the battle of Maiwand in the Second Afghan War. On 28 July, 1880, gunner Collins exposed himself to fire in order to draw fire away from the wounded, and was awarded the Victoria Cross. Collins was stripped of the medal after being convicted of bigamy, one of only eight men ever whose VCs were forfeited.
On Friday 7 November Communities Minister Lord Ahmad joined servicemen, cadets and Lambeth residents in a commemoration service in Lambeth for World War One hero Captain John Vallentin VC . One hundred years ago that day at the First Battle of Ypres, Captain John Vallentin VC inspired the men around him with his exceptional bravery for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest military honour.
Arthur Frederick Pickard VC was promoted to the rank of Colonel and created a Companion of the Order of the Bath. He was appointed Equerry to the Duke of Connaught and later the Queen. He died of tuberculosis at age 35 in France.