15th March, 1917
His Majesty the KING has been graciously
pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria
Cross to the undermentioned Officer and Non-Commissioned Officers of the 1st Battalion.
Lancashire Fusiliers, in recognition of most
conspicuous bravery displayed:-
Capt. (temp. Maj.) Cuthbert Bromley (since drowned).
No. 1506 Sjt. Frank Edward Stubbs (since died of wounds).
No. 2609 Cpl. (now Sjt.) John Grimshaw.
On the 25th April, 1915, headquarters and
three companies of the 1st Battalion, Lancashire
Fusiliers, in effecting a landing on the
Gallipoli Peninsula to the West of Cape
Helles, were met by very deadly fire from
hidden machine guns, which caused a great
number of casualties. The survivors, however,
rushed up to and cut the wire entanglements,
nothwithstanding the terrific fire
from the enemy, and after overcoming
supreme difficulties, the cliffs were gained
and the position maintained.
Amongst the many very gallant officers and
men engaged in this most hazardous
undertaking, Captain Bromley, Serjeant Stubbs,
and Corporal Grimshaw have been selected
by their comrades as having performed the
most signal acts of bravery and devotion to
The above awards of the Victoria Cross are
to be read in conjunction with those conferred
on the undermentioned for most conspicuous
bravery on the same occasion :-
Capt. Richard Raymond Willis, 1st Bn., Lan. Fus.
No. 1293 Sjt. Alfred Richards, 1st Bn., Lan. Fus.
No. 1809 Pte. William Keneally, 1st Bn., Lan. Fus.
See London Gazette, dated 24th August, 1915.