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Background imageRecipients Collection: Wedding of Captain La Touche Congreve V. C

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

Background imageRecipients Collection: Private John Caffrey VC

Private John Caffrey VC
Illustration recording the VC action of Private John Joseph Caffrey VC (1891-1953) at La Brique, France in November 1915. His citation reads as follows: On 16 November 1915 near La Brique, France

Background imageRecipients Collection: Captain F. O. Grenfell V. C. of the 9th Lancers

Captain F. O. Grenfell V. C. of the 9th Lancers
Grenfell was 33 years old, and a Captain in the 9th (Queens Royal) Lancers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed during the Action of Elouges took place for which he was

Background imageRecipients Collection: Corporate J. L. Dawson VC

Corporate J. L. Dawson VC
Corporal James Lennox Dawson VC of the Royal Engineers (1891-1967) pictured performing the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross in October 1915

Background imageRecipients Collection: Queue of women for shoefitting xray machine, at Messrs Babers, Oxford Street, London

Queue of women for shoefitting xray machine, at Messrs Babers, Oxford Street, London. Captioned, Our twenty first birthday Gifts and Recipients and A Symphony in Shoes'

Background imageRecipients Collection: Picture Postcard - Humour

Picture Postcard - Humour
A humorous write-away postcard allowed the sender to write a greeting or short note on the front of the postcard at a time when only the recipients address was permitted on the back of the postcard

Background imageRecipients Collection: LONDON TELEGRAPH BOY

LONDON TELEGRAPH BOY
A London telegraph boy, whose job is to deliver the telegrams to their individual recipients. Date: circa 1870

Background imageRecipients Collection: The exploit of Michael O Leary, V. C. of the Irish Guards

The exploit of Michael O Leary, V. C. of the Irish Guards
Capturing the position practically by himself: the exploit of Michael O Leary, V.C. of the Irish Guards in 1915. A deed of valour which probably saved a whole British company: Sergeant O Leary

Background imageRecipients Collection: The garden party to V. C.s at Buckingham Palace

The garden party to V. C.s at Buckingham Palace
A procession of V.C.s, some in uniform, some in civilian dress, marching in Buckingham Palace for the King afternnon party to recipients of the Victoria Cross, held on 26th June 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageRecipients Collection: Recruitment during WW1 - E. Dwyer VC in Trafalgar Square

Recruitment during WW1 - E. Dwyer VC in Trafalgar Square
Lance-Corporal Edward Dwyer V.C. (1896-1916), pictured on a recruiting drive in Trafalgar Square in December 1915. Know as the Little Corporal

Background imageRecipients Collection: Army Orders from General Sir Hs Rawlinson

Army Orders from General Sir Hs Rawlinson
1. A copy of Army Orders from General Sir H. S. Rawlinson, Commanding Officer, 4th Army listing Immediate Rewards, dated 1st March 1919 to 40 recipients of the Military Medal. 2

Background imageRecipients Collection: Tatler front cover, William Leefe Robinson, V. C. WW1

Tatler front cover, William Leefe Robinson, V. C. WW1
Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson, a member of the RFC No. 39 Home Defence Squadron, shot down a German airship on 2nd September 1916 above Hertfordshire

Background imageRecipients Collection: Lieutenant Colonel Marshall V. C. M. C

Lieutenant Colonel Marshall V. C. M. C
Lieutenant Colonel John Neville Marshall, V.C, M.C.. Served in the Irish Guards, the 2nd Manchesters and commanded the 16th Lancashire Fusiliers

Background imageRecipients Collection: Greek Sacred Fire

Greek Sacred Fire
CEREMONY OF THE HOLY FIRE At the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, on the Saturday preceding Easter, Greek Orthodox priests distribute the Holy Fire to eager recipients


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