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  • 1 1783 in literature — Events* The Peace of Versailles ending the American Revolution formally. * The first prime ministry of William Pitt the Elder *Friedrich Schiller leaves Stuttgart for Weimar to avoid persecution. *William Cobbett arrives in London. *August von… …

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  • 2 Walter Napleton Stone — VC (December 7, 1891 November 30, 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was born in… …

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  • 3 Royal Fusiliers — (City of London Regiment) Badge of the Royal Fusiliers Active 1685–1968 Country …

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  • 4 Vicesimus Knox — (1752 1821) was an English essayist and minister. He was born December 8, 1752, at Newington Green, Middlesex. Knox was educated at St John s College, Oxford, took orders, and became Head Master of Tonbridge School. He published Essays Moral and… …

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  • 5 List of nicknames of British Army regiments — Nicknames of regiments and other units of the British Army.* The Agile and Suffering Highlanders The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders * The Argyll Marines The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders * The Bairns The Scots Guards * The Bengal Tigers… …

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  • 6 Thomas Elsdon Ashford — forces.He was about 21 years old, and a private in The Royal Fusiliers, British Army during the Second Afghan War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.On 16 August 1880 at Deh Khoja, near Kandahar, Afghanistan,… …

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  • 7 Samuel George Pearse — VC, MM, (16 July 1897 – 29 August 1919) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.Early lifeSamuel… …

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  • 8 Arthur Percy Sullivan — Infobox Military Person name= Arthur Percy Sullivan caption= Pvt. Arthur Sullivan, 1st AIF born= 27 November 1896 died= death date and age|1937|4|9|1896|11|27|df=y placeofbirth= Crystal Brook, South Australia, Australia placeofdeath= Westminster …

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  • 9 Thomas Egerton Hale — VC CB (24 September 1832 25 December 1909) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.DetailsHe was 22 years …

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  • 10 Maurice Dease — Born 28 September 1889 Coole, County Westmeath, Ireland Died 23 August 1914 (aged 24) Mons …

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  • 11 Charles FitzClarence — Born 8 May 1865 Bishopscourt, County Kildare …

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  • 12 Henry Mitchell Jones — VC (born Dublin 11 February 1831 18 December 1916) was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.DetailsJones was …

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  • 13 George Jarratt — VC (July 20, 1891 May 3, 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.Jarratt was awarded the VC for a… …

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  • 14 Robert Gee — VC, MC (7 May, 1876 ndash; 2 August, 1960) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.He was 41 years old,… …

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  • 15 William Hope (VC) — William Hope VC (12 April 1834 17 December 1909) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.William Hope was …

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  • 16 Neville Elliott-Cooper — Neville Bowes Elliott Cooper Born 22 January 1889 Lancaster Gate, London …

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  • 17 Edward Mellish — Edward Noel Mellish VC MC (24 December 1880 – 8 July 1962) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth… …

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  • 18 John Molyneux — VC Croix de Guerre (Belgium)) (22 November 1890 25 March 1972) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth… …

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  • 19 Frederick William Palmer — VC, MM (11 November 1891 10 September 1955) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.DetailsHe was 25… …

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  • 20 William Norman — VC (1832–March 131896) of Warrington was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.DetailsHe was about 22 years …

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