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THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
SERVICES - GEORGE CROSS/ALBERT MEDAL
SAVED A LIFE
PROFESSIONAL, BUSINESS, etc
MEDICINE, SCIENCE and ACADEMIA
MUSIC, THE ARTS & MEDIA
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SERVICES - VICTORIA CROSSES
LIEUTENANT GORDON MURIEL FLOWERDEW VC (1894-99)
- Awarded VC for cavalry charge in March 1918, in France, from which he died of his wounds the following day. This was thought to have been the last cavalry charge in military history, but this now seems to have been at Lessines right at the time of the Armistice on 11 November 1918. Nine of his brothers also went to the College, which must be something of a record. In 2018 major celebrations were held in Canada, France and Norfolk to mark the centenary.
LANCE CORPORAL WILLIAM HENRY HEWITT VC (1894-1900)
- Awarded VC for attack on pillbox in September 1917. He died in 1966 in Cheltenham, UK; ashes scattered at sea off Cape Town, South Africa. This article includes the programme, pictures and display panels from the centenary celebrations in Copdock, Essex on Sunday 17 September 2017.
CAPTAIN AUGUSTUS (GUS) WILLINGTON SHELTON AGAR VC DSO RN (1902-03)
- Awarded VC for attack on Russian navy in June 1919 at Kronstadt, Russia. Went on to write a number of books on his Navy experiences. Died in 1968.
Click here to listen to Augustus Agar VC describing the heroic exploits that won him the VC