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1857 Royal Navy Irish lad Charles Lucas, wins the VC by tossing overboard a live shell.

On September 16, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme, Kerr and his unit prepared to ambush German soldiers. As the lead bayonet man, Kerr was 30 metres ahead of his comrades and exchanged fire with enemy troops. The Germans, believing that they had been surrounded, surrendered to Kerr. Sixty-two prisoners were captured and 250 yards of enemy territory was seized. Kerr was injured and lost a finger in the attack, but reported back for active duty before the wound had been fully dressed. For his actions on that day, Private Kerr was awarded the Victoria Cross. After the war, Kerr returned to farming, worked in the Turner Valley oil fields and as a forest ranger. He enlisted in the Second World War and transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force. John Kerr died in Port Moody, British Columbia in February 1963. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

Frederick William Elwell - John Travers Cornwell (1900–1916), VC, 1916

Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart was a one-eyed, one-handed war hero who fought in 3 major conflicts across 6 decades, surviving plane crashes and PoW camps, His story is like something out of a Boy's Own comic via BBC News

Saskatoon football memorial: Sgt Hugh Cairns

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The Deaths of Melvill & Coghill at Isandlwana - Based on the drawing by British war correspondent and artist Charles Fripp this c. 1880 tobacco advertising label was produced for the British/American Tobacco Co. Ltd. of Petersburg, Virginia. The scene depicts the deaths of Lieutenants Teignmouth Melvill and Nevill Coghill of the 24th Regiment at the hand of Zulu warriors in the aftermath of the disastrous British defeat at Isandlwana on 22 January, 1879 in Zululand.

Surgeon James Reynolds of Rorke's Drift

Dalton at Rorke's Drift 1879

AUG 12 1943 Flight Sergeant Aaron dies saving his crew Flight Sergeant Arthur Louis AARON VC

2nd Lieut. Gilbert S.M. Install 1919 - by Edward Newling

Grave of Victoria Cross winner in Edinburgh (Source) #cemetery #quote #quotation #aphorism #quoteallthethings

Lieutenant Commander Percy Thompson Dean, one of the heroes of the Zeebrugge Raid. Awarded the Victoria Cross for picking up survivors under murderous fire.

Glasgow, Scotland: Victoria Cross winner John Meikle and his memorial, World War One At Home - BBC

2006 £5 Victoria Cross winners Silver Proof Collection 13th coin on eBid United Kingdom

2006 £5 Victoria Cross winners Silver Proof Collection 6th coin on eBid United Kingdom

2006 £5 Victoria Cross winners Silver Proof Collection 2nd coin on eBid United Kingdom

Major Frederick H. Tubb's gravestone in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Plot XIX. C.5.

British; 80th Foot, Sergeant Booth VC, Intombe River Zululand 12th March 1879 by Sa Smith

Victoria Cross

This year’s Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that can be bestowed for acts of valour “in the presence of the enemy”. The 2015 Australia Post Legends Award recipients are Keith Payne VC OAM, Mark Donaldson VC, Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG, Daniel Keighran VC and, for the first time in the Awards history, Legends status will be awarded posthumously to Cameron Baird VC MG. Learn more: auspo.st/1CRY4LL #stampcollecting

This year’s Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that can be bestowed for acts of valour “in the presence of the enemy”. The 2015 Australia Post Legends Award recipients are Keith Payne VC OAM, Mark Donaldson VC, Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG, Daniel Keighran VC and, for the first time in the Awards history, Legends status will be awarded posthumously to Cameron Baird VC MG. Learn more: auspo.st/1CRY4LL #stampcollecting

This year’s Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that can be bestowed for acts of valour “in the presence of the enemy”. The 2015 Australia Post Legends Award recipients are Keith Payne VC OAM, Mark Donaldson VC, Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG, Daniel Keighran VC and, for the first time in the Awards history, Legends status will be awarded posthumously to Cameron Baird VC MG. Learn more: auspo.st/1CRY4LL #stampcollecting

This year’s Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross, the highest honour that can be bestowed for acts of valour “in the presence of the enemy”. The 2015 Australia Post Legends Award recipients are Keith Payne VC OAM, Mark Donaldson VC, Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG, Daniel Keighran VC and, for the first time in the Awards history, Legends status will be awarded posthumously to Cameron Baird VC MG. Learn more: auspo.st/1CRY4LL #stampcollecting