The Victoria Cross (VC), Britain's highest award for gallantry, has been awarded just 1,359 times since it was established by Queen Victoria in 1854. Only three people have received the Victoria Cross twice, and of these, two were surgeons – Arthur Martin-Leake FRCS and Noel Chavasse
Noel Godfrey Chavasse was the younger of identical twin boys born to the Rev. Francis Chavasse (later Bishop of Liverpool and founder of St Peter's College, Oxford) and Edith Jane Chavasse (née Maude) on 9 November 1884 at 36 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. Christopher Maude was born 20 minutes before his brother.
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The History Learning Site, 6 Mar 2015. 27 Jun 2022. Only 3 men have won two VC's in the history of the medal. The double VC holders were Surgeon Captain Arthur Martin-Leake, Captain Noel Chavasse and Captain Charles Upham.
The Royal Artillery is the corps that has won the highest number of Victoria Crosses since its institution. This unit has won the Victoria Cross 51 times, the Royal Engineers have won the Victoria Cross 41 times and the Royal Army Medical Corps which won the Victoria Cross 27 times.
The only soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) twice during World War One was a solider, an Olympic athlete and a doctor. Captain Noel Chavasse was born in Oxford and is one of only three men to win the medal twice since it became the highest award for gallantry in 1856.
Since its inception in 1856, there have been 1,358 VCs awarded. This total includes three bars granted to soldiers who won a second VC and the cross awarded to the Unknown American soldier. During the First World War (1914-18), 626 VCs were awarded and in the Second World War (1939-45) 181.
WW2 Hero Earns TWO Victoria Crosses! (Charles Upham)
Do you salute a VC winner?
There is no official requirement that appears in the official Warrant of the VC, nor in Queen's Regulations and Orders, but tradition dictates that this occurs and as such the Chiefs of Staff will salute a Private awarded a VC or GC.
The Victoria Cross is the 'holy grail' for medal collectors because there are only 1,357 in existence. Bearing the inscription 'For valour' and known as a VC, this medal was first awarded for 'conspicuous bravery' in 1856 and later backdated to the Crimean war of 1854.
Elizabeth Webber Harris (1834–1917) was an English nurse who was awarded a replica Victoria Cross (VC) in 1869, with the permission of Queen Victoria, for her bravery during a cholera outbreak in India. She remains the only woman to be awarded a VC of any description.
Perhaps the most notable two-time Medal of Honor recipients are Smedley Butler and Dan Daly, both Marines who began their careers in the late-19th century before serving in World War I. Butler received his first medal for guiding his men through a firefight during U.S. involvement in the Mexican Revolution in 1914.
Vice-Admiral Gordon Campbell, whose First World War heroics fighting a U-boat earned a Victoria Cross which sold for an auction record £700,000 hammer price (£840,000 with premium) at Morton & Eden in London.
A Victoria Cross has not been revoked since 1908, and revocations were banned between 1920 and 1991, when Australia's honours were separated from Britain. Up to 3,000 soldiers could lose of some of their medals, as the whole SAS is expected to be stripped of group citations earned in 2005-2016.
Charles Hazlitt Upham, VC & Bar (21 September 1908 – 22 November 1994) was a New Zealand soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) twice during the Second World War - for gallantry in Crete in May 1941, and in Egypt, in July 1942.
This war book is a detailed study of Australia's most decorated soldier, Harry Murray. Murray, an Australian, was the most highly decorated of all the millions of infantrymen who served in the armies of Great Britain and its empire in World War 1. He remains the most highly decorated Australian soldier of all time.
Jurassic World: Dominion Dominates Fandom Wikis - The Loop. As at 20 November 2012, there are five living recipients of the Victoria Cross, three living recipients of the Victoria Cross for Australia and one living recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand.
Audie Murphy (1924–1971) was the most decorated soldier in US history, winning 24 medals from the Congressional Medal of Honor down. His exploits were the subject of To Hell and Back (USA, 1956), in which he starred as himself.
Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey, 27, of the Parachute Regiment, ran across an exposed hillside raked with machine-gun fire three times to arrange the evacuation of casualties, rally his comrades, return fire and retake the initiative. Eleven Taliban fighters were killed.
The Triple Crown of Acting is a term used in the American entertainment industry to describe actors who have won a competitive Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award in the acting categories, the highest accolades recognized in American film, television, and theater, respectively.
The most expensive Olympic memorabilia sold at auction is a gold medal won by sprinter Jesse Owen at the Berlin Olympics held in 1936. It was sold for the price of $1,466,574 (£942,553) to Ron Burkle (USA) during an online auction in California, USA, on 8 December 2013.