- First World War Victoria Cross Awards
- George Thomas Dorrell VC M.B.E.
- Commemoration Service for George Thomas Dorrell
- Richard Bell Davies VC
- Commemoration for Richard Bell Davies VC
- Humphrey Firman, V.C., R.N.
- Commemoration Service for Humphrey Firman VC
- Julian Gribble VC
- Commemoration Service for Julian Gribble VC
- Victor Crutchley VC, D.S.C., R.N.
- Rowland Bourke VC, D.S.O., R.N.V.R.
- Commemoration Service for Rowland Bourke VC and Victor Crutchley VC
- The Zeebrugge Raids
In August 2013, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced a nationwide campaign to honour Victoria Cross recipients from the First World War.
A competition was held to choose the design for the commemorative paving stones that will be laid in the birthplace of Victoria Cross recipients on the centenaries of the acts of valour, that led to their awards.
The competition was won by Charlie MacKeith and his design was unveiled on 4 November 2013 at the Army and Navy Club in London. For more information about the Victoria Cross commemorative paving stones visit the Government's website.
A total of 454 Victoria Crosses were awarded to UK-born recipients, 85 of those were born in London.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is delighted to be able to honour seven Victoria Cross recipients that were born in the Borough.
|Recipient||Victoria Cross awarded|
|George Dorrell||1 September 1914|
|Richard Bell-Davies||19 November 1915|
|Humphrey Firman||24 April 1916|
|Julian Gribble||23 March 1918|
|Victor Crutchley||9 May 1918|
|Rowland Bourke||9 May 1918|
|George Cartwright||31 August 1918|
We will be remembering each of our VC heroes with a commemorative service held on the centenary of the act for which they were awarded their Victoria Cross.
We will continue to update these pages to honour our Victoria Cross recipients. For more information about the First World War visit the Imperial War Museum website.
Image credit: © Imperial War Museum (HU69722)