The 57 Regimental Victoria Crosses

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The Victoria Cross is the nation’s highest award for conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy. The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment’s fifty-seven past recipients are listed below.

Crimean War

Date Regiment Recipient
1854 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment Sergeant J Park, 1854 Alma, 1854 Inkerman, 1855 Russian Rifle Pits Sevastopol
1855 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment Colour-Sergeant G Gardiner, DCM,1855 Redan Sevastopol
1855 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment Private A Wright, 1855 at Sevastopol Mar, Russian Rifle Pits Sevastopol Apr, Sevastopol Aug
1855 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment Private C McCorrie, 1855 Sevastopol
1855 97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment Sergeant J Coleman, 1855 Sevastopol
1855 The Buffs Lieutenant Colonel F F Maude, 1855 Redan Sevastopol
1855 The Buffs Private J Connors, 1855 Redan Sevastopol
1855 97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment Captain C H Lumley, 1855 Redan Sevastopol History

Taku Forts, China, 1860

Date Regiment Recipient
1860 67th (South Hampshire) Lieutenant N Burslem
1860 67th (South Hampshire) Ensign J W Chaplin
1860 67th (South Hampshire) Lieutenant E H Lenon
1860 67th (South Hampshire) Private T Lane

New Zealand

Date Regiment Recipient
1863 New Zealand 57th (West Middlesex) Ensign J T Down
1863 New Zealand 57th (West Middlesex) Drummer D Stagpole, DCM
1864 New Zealand 107th (Bengal Infantry) Lieutenant Colonel J C McNeill (Not serving with his regiment)

Other Theatres

Date Regiment Recipient
1897 North-West Frontier – The Buffs Corporal J Smith
1900 South Africa – The East Surrey Regiment Private A E Curtis
1903 West Africa – The Queen’s Lieutenant W D Wright (Not serving with his regiment)

First World War

Date Regiment Recipient
1915 The East Surrey Regiment Lieutenant G R P Roupell, Hill 60
1915 The East Surrey Regiment Second Lieutenant B H Geary, Hill 60
1915 The East Surrey Regiment Private E Dwyer, Hill 60
1915 The Queen’s Lance-Corporal L J Keyworth, Givenchy
1915 The Middlesex Regiment Second Lieutenant R P Hallowes MC, Loos
1915 The Royal Sussex Regiment Sergeant H Wells, Loos
1915 The East Surrey Regiment Second Lieutenant A J Fleming-Sands, Loos
1915 The Hampshire Regiment Second Lieutenant G R D Moor, Gallipoli
1916 The Royal Sussex Regiment Lieutenant E A McNair, Hooge
1916 The Buffs Corporal W R Cotter, Hohenzollern
1916 The Royal Sussex Regiment Company Sergeant Major N V Carter, Somme
1916 The Middlesex Regiment Private R Ryder, Thiepval
1916 The Middlesex Regiment Private F J Edwards, Thiepval
1917 The East Surrey Regiment Sergeant H Cator, MM, Arras
1917 The East Surrey Regiment Corporal E Foster, Villers-Plouich
1917 The Queen’s Lieutenant Colonel A D Borton, Gaza
1917 The Hampshire Regiment Second Lieutenant D G W Hewitt, Ypres
1917 The Hampshire Regiment Second Lieutenant M S S Moore, Ypres
1917 The Middlesex Regiment Captain A M McReady-Diarmid, Mouvres
1918 The Queen’s Lance Corporal J W Sayer, Le Verguier
1918 The Queen’s Lieutenant Colonel C Bushell, DSO, St Quentin
1918 The Middlesex Regiment Captain A M Toye, MC, Eterpigny
1918 The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Sergeant T J Harris, MM, Amiens
1918 The Queen’s Private J Harvey, Boucheavesnes
1918 The East Surrey Regiment Corporal J McNamara, Lens
1918 The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Second Lieutenant D J Dean, Lens
1918 The Royal Sussex Regiment Lieutenant Colonel D G Johnson, DSO, MC, Sambre

Not Serving with their Regiments:

Regiment Recipient
The Queen’s Lieutenant Colonel B C Freyberg, DSO
The Queen’s Captain C Robertson
The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Lieutenant C H Sewell

Second World War

Date Regiment Recipient
1942 The Hampshire Regiment Major H W Le Patourel, Tebourba
1944 The Hampshire Regiment Captain R Wakeford, Cassino
1944 The Hampshire Regiment Lieutenant G R Norton, MM, Gothic Line
1944 The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Lance Corporal J P Harman, Kohima

Not Serving with their Regiments when awarded the VC:

Regiment Recipient
The Queen’s Lieutenant A G Horwood, DCM
The Buffs Major A F Lassen, MC
The East Surrey Regiment Captain E C T Wilson
The Royal Sussex Regiment Captain L E Queripel

Iraq

Date Regiment Recipient
2004 The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Private J G Beharry

The George Cross
The George Cross is the nation’s highest award for bravery not in the face of the enemy. The Regiment’s past recipients are as follows:

Date Regiment Recipient
1935 The Queen’s Lance Corporal G Henshaw, Quetta Earthquake
1935 The Queen’s Private A Brook, Quetta Earthquake
1943 The Middlesex Regiment Colonel L A Newnham, MC, Hong Kong