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NEW ZEALAND VICTORIA CROSS AWARDS - WORLD WAR ONE

The Victoria Cross is the highest British decoration awarded to members of the armed forces for valour while on active service.

AWARDS TO NEW ZEALAND SERVICEMAN
REG. NO SURNAME FORENAMES RANK AT TIME OF AWARD UNIT DATE LOCATION LONDON GAZETTE
11795 ANDREW Leslie Wilton Corporal 2ndWellington 31Jul1917 Basseville, France 06Sep1917 He later joined the NZ Staff Corps, rising to the rank of Brigadier and was awarded the D.S.O during World War 2.
4/515 BASSETT Cyril Royston Guyton Corporal Div. Signal Corp. 07Aug1915 Chunuk Bair Ridge, Gallipoli 15Oct1915 This was the first New Zealand award during World War One.
8/3504 BROWN Donald Forrester Sergeant NZ Infantry 15Sep1916 South-east of High Wood, France 14Jun1917 Posthumous Award
CRICHTON James Private Auckland Reg. 30Sep1918 Crevecoeur, France 15Nov1918 Born Carrickfergus, Ireland. Died at Auckland 22Sep1961 aged 82 years
4/400 FORSYTH Samuel Sergeant NZ Engineers attached 2nd Auckland Battn. 24Aug1918 Grevillers, France 22Oct1918 Posthumous Award
6/2133 FRICKLETON Samuel L/Corporal 3rd Battn. NZRB 07Jul1917 Messines, Belgium 02Aug1918 Born at Slamannan, Stirling, Scotland
10/2950 GRANT John Gilroy Sergeant 1st Battn. Wgtn Regiment 01Sep1918 near Bancourt, France 27Nov1918
24/1699 JUDSON Reginald Stanley D.C.M, M.M. Sergeant 1st Battn. Akl Regiment 26Aug1918 south of Bapaume, France 30Oct1918
24/213 LAURENT Harry John Sergeant 2nd Battn. NZRF 12Sep1918 east of Gouzeaucourt Wood, France 15Nov1918 Died 7th December 1987 aged 92 years in Hastings, NZ. His ashes are interred in the Hawera Cemetery RSA Wall
24213 NICHOLAS Henry James Private 1st Battn. Canterbury Reg. 03Dec1917 Polderhoek, Belgium 11Jan1918
9/523 SAVAGE Dickson Cornelius See TRAVIS
9/523 TRAVIS Richard Charles D.C.M, M.M. Sergeant 2nd Battn. Otago Reg 24Jul1918 north of Hebuterne, France 27Sep1918 Posthumous Award. His correct name was Dickson Cornelius Savage but he enlisted and served under the family name Travis.




AWARDS TO NEW ZEALANDERS IN OTHER FORCES.
3055 COOKE Thomas Private AIF 24-25Jul1916 Pozieres, France 09Sep1916 Posthumous Award.
RHODES-MOORHOUSE William Barnard 2nd Lieutenant Special Reserve RFC 26Apr1915 near Courtrai, France 22May1915 Posthumous Award.
SANDERS William Edward Acting-Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve HMS Prize 30Apr1917 Action at sea 22Jun1917 Later awarded the D.S.O and went down with his ship on 14Aug1917.
SHOUT Alfred John Captain 1st Battn AIF 09Aug1915 Lone Pine Trenches, Gallipoli 15Oct1915 Posthumous Award.
STORKEY Percy Valentine Lieutenant 19th Battn AIF 07Apr1918 Bois de Hangard, France 07Jun1918
1153 WEATHERS Lawrence Carthage Temp. Corporal 43rd Battn, AIF 02Sep1918 north of Peronne, France 26Dec1918 He was mortally wounded 29Sep1918 and died without learning of his Victoria Cross.

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