Victoria Crosses of the Worcestershire Regiment

Private Dancox's Victoria Cross

Private Dancox’s Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross is the highest military awarded to members of the armed forces of Commonwealth countries and former British Empire territories. It was introduced by Queen Victoria in 1856 to honour Acts of Valour during the Crimean War.

The VC is seen as the premier award for gallantry in the United Kingdom and may be awarded to all ranks of the services for gallantry in the presence of the enemy. It may be awarded posthumously.

The Victoria Cross has been awarded to 9 members of the Worcestershire Regiment, all for actions that took place during the First World War. 8 of them are on display at the Worcestershire Soldier exhibit.

Soldiers of the Regiment who have been awarded the Victoria Cross

Lieutenant (Acting Captain) John James Crowe V.C.

Lieutenant Eugene Paul Bennett V.C.  M.C.

Private Frederick George Dancox V.C.

Colonel George William St George Grogan V.C.

Second Lieutenant Herbert James V.C. M.C.

Second Lieutenant Edward Kingham Myles V.C. D.S.O.

Captain (Temporary Major and acting Lieutenant Colonel) Frank Crowther Roberts V.C.  D.S.O  O.B.E.  M.C.

Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson V.C.

Private Thomas George Turrall V.C.