Mil News We will remember them


Mi Sergeant Major
MI.Net Member
Apr 12, 2005
We will remember them: Special paving stones will be laid in the hometowns of every UK soldier awarded the Victoria Cross as part of next year's World War I cen...tenary events. New measures to restore war memorials across the country have also been announced.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse (pictured), the only man to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice during the First World War. In 1916, Chavasse was hit by shell splinters while rescuing men in no-man's land. It is said he got as close as 25 yards from the German line, where he found three men and continued throughout the night under a constant rain of sniper bullets and bombing. He performed similar heroics in the offensive at Passchendaele to gain a second VC and become the most highly decorated British serviceman in the war. Although operated upon, he was to die of his wounds two days later in 1917.

Captain Chavasse, an orthopaedic surgeon, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was attached to the 10th Liverpool Scottish Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment.

Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC & Bar, MC (9 November 1884 – 4 August 1917)
That's a great idea and a worthy cause. not sure how long they will last though before some scumbag steals them