Victoria Cross register
Catalogue reference: WO 98/8

(handwritten) Victoria Crosses 16th Novr 1914
(handwritten in left hand margin) 012/2348

War Office 16th November, 1914.
His MAJESTY THE KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men for their conspicuous bravery whilst serving with the Expeditionary Force:-
Corps, etc.
Action for which commended.
(NOTE all text in this column is handwritten)
Captain Francis Octavus Grenfell 9th Lancers
(handwritten) 25.5.15
Killed in Action 98855/8.
For gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies, Belgium, on 24th August, 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, near Doubon the same day. Cross [prestd] by the King 22.2.15
Captain Douglas Reynolds 37th Battery Royal Field Artillery At Le Cateau, on 26th August, he took up two teams and limbered up two guns under heavy Artillery and Infantry fire, and though the enemy was within 100 yards he got one gun away safely. At Pisseloup, on 9th September, he reconnoitred at close range, discovered a battery which was holding up the advance and silenced it. He was severely wounded 15th September, 1914. Cross presented by the King at Buckingham Palace 13/1/15
Captain Theodore Wright Royal Engineers Gallantry at Mons on 23rd August in attempting to connect up the lead to demolish a bridge under heavy fire ; although wounded in the head he made a second attempt. At Vailly, on 14th September, he assisted the passage of 5th Cavalry Brigade over the pontoon bridge and was mortally wounded whilst assisting wounded men into shelter. Receipt for V.C. in Paper 012/2374
Lieutenant Maurice James Dease 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers Though two or three times badly wounded he continued to control the fire of his machine guns at Mons on 23rd August until all his men were shot. He died of his wounds. Receipt for V.C. in Paper 012/2374
Captain Harry Sherwood Ranken Royal Army Medical Corps For tending wounded in the trenches under rifle and shrapnel fire at Hautvesnes on 19th September, and on 20th September continuing to attend to wounded after his thigh and leg had been shattered. (He has since died of his wounds.) Receipt for V.C. in Paper 012/2374
Battery Sergeant Major George Thomas Dorrell (Regtl. No. 12343) (Now 2nd Lieut.). "L" Battery Royal Horse Artillery For continuing to serve a gun until all the ammunition was expended after all officers were killed or wounded, in spite of a concentrated fire from guns and machine guns at a range of 600 yards, at Nery, on 1st September. Cross presented by the King at Buckingham Palace 13/1/15
Sergeant David Nelson (Regtl. No. 34419) (Now 2nd Lieut.). "L" Battery Royal Horse Artillery Helping to bring the guns into action under heavy fire at Nery on 1st September, and while severely wounded remaining with them until all the ammunition was expended - although he had been ordered to retire to cover. Cross presented by the King at Buckingham Palace 13/1/15
Corporal {Ernest typed above)
Charles Edward Garforth (Regtl. No. 7368.)
15th Hussars At Harmignies on 23rd August volunteered to cut wire under fire which enabled his squadron to escape. At Dammartin he carried a man out of action. On 3rd September, when under maxim fire, he extricated a sergeant whose horse had been shot, and by opening fire for 3 minutes enabled the sergeant to get away safely. Cross presented by the King 22.2.1915

19 12 1918
Lance-Corporal Charles Alfred Jarvis. (Regtl. No. 3976.) 57th Field Company Royal Engineers For great gallantry at Jenappes on August 23rd in working for 1 1/2 hours under heavy fire in full view of the enemy, and in successfully firing charges for the demolition of a bridge. Cross presented by the King at Buckingham Palace 13/1/15


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