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Captain F. O. Grenfell V.C., of the 9th Lancers Featured Print

Captain F. O. Grenfell V.C., of the 9th Lancers

Grenfell was 33 years old, and a Captain in the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed during the Action of Elouges took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 24 August 1914 at Audregnies, Belgium, Captain Grenfell rode with the regiment in a charge against a large body of unbroken German infantry. The casualties were very heavy and the captain was left as the senior officer. He was rallying part of the regiment behind a railway embankment when he was twice hit and severely wounded. In spite of his injuries, however, when asked for help in saving the guns, by Major Ernest Wright Alexander of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, he and some volunteers, under a hail of bullets, helped to manhandle and push the guns out of range of enemy fire. The citation was gazetted on 16 September 1914 and read: Captain Francis Octavius Grenfell (1880-1915), recipient of the Victoria Cross. One of fifteen children, and twin brother of Riversdale Grenfell, also in the 9th Lancers who was killed in September 1914. He won his VC for gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies, Belgium, on 24th August 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, near Doubon the same day. He was killed in action on 24 May 1915 and is buried in the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery. The Tatler quotes the Daily Mail who describe his deed as such: 'A gallant deed was that of Captain F. O. Grenfell o fthe 9th Lancers. He was hit in both legs and had two fingers shot off at the same time. Almos as he received the wounds a couple of guns posted near were deprived of their servers, all f whom save one man were struck by bursting shrapnel. The horses for the guns had been placed under cover. 'We'll get the guns back,' cried Captain Grenfell, and at the head of a number of his men and in spite of his wounds, he did manage to harness the guns up and get them away. H

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Reverend Edward Noel Mellish V.C., M.C Featured Print

Reverend Edward Noel Mellish V.C., M.C

The Reverend Edward Noel Mellish (1880-1962), Army chaplain during the First World War attached to the 4th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. Was the first member of the Army chaplaincy to be awarded the Victoria Cross. On three consecutive days, the 27 to 29 March 1916, during the heavy fighting at St. Eloi, Belgium, he went to-and fro continuously between the original trenches and the captured enemy trenches, attending to and rescuing wounded men. The first day, from an area swept by machine-gun fire, he rescued 10 severely wounded men. Although his battalion was relieved on the second day, he returned and rescued 12 more of the wounded. Taking charge of a group of volunteers, on the third day, he again returned to the trenches in order to rescue the remaining wounded. This excellent work was done voluntarily and was far outside the sphere of his normal duties. Pictured here at St. Paul's Church in Deptford, South East London where he was curate where he had just conducted a special children's service. The Illustrated War News reports he was over six feet tall and very popular, especially with children 'to whom he is notably gentle.' Date: 1916

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Wedding of Captain La Touche Congreve V.C Featured Print

Wedding of Captain La Touche Congreve V.C

Marriage of Captain (later Major) William La Touche Congreve to Miss Pamela Maude, the daughter of actor Cyril Maude. Major Congreve was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at at Longueval, France, between 6 and 20 July 1916 (shortly after his wedding). He constantly inspired those round him by numerous acts of gallantry. As Brigade Major he not only conducted battalions up to their positions but when the Brigade headquarters was heavily shelled he went out with the medical officer to remove the wounded to places of safety, although he himself was suffering from gas and other shell effects. He went out again on a subsequent occasion tending the wounded under heavy shell fire. Finally, on returning to the front line to ascertain the position after an unsuccessful attack, he was shot and died instantly. A baby daughter, Mary Gloria Congreve, who was a god-daughter of Queen Mary, was born posthumously. It is notable that his father, General Sir Walter Norris Congreve, was also awarded the V.C. (during the Second Boer War) and they are one of only three father and son pairs to have achieved this. Wedding group picture shows, back row, left to right, Mr Cyril Maude, Mrs Congreve, the Bishop of London (Arthur Winnington-Ingram, attached as chaplain to the Rifle Brigade during the war), Mrs Cyril Maude and Lieut. General Congreve. In front, the bride and bridegroom. Date: 1916

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans