Commander Loftus William Jones: Fighting to the Very End!

Loftus William Jones was born in 1879 in Petersfield, Hampshire, a small town 17 miles to the north of theContinue reading “Commander Loftus William Jones: Fighting to the Very End!”

The Fighting Bradfords: A Most Remarkable Family

In 1885 George Bradford, a mining engineer from Chirnside, a small village just North of the border, married Amy MarianContinue reading “The Fighting Bradfords: A Most Remarkable Family”

Captain the Reverend Edward Mellish: The Miracle of St Eloi

Of all the Victoria Cross recipients I have researched, the story of Edward Noel Mellish was the one that probablyContinue reading “Captain the Reverend Edward Mellish: The Miracle of St Eloi”

George William Chafer V.C. – Small in Stature; Big in Heart

George William Chafer, an orphan of a little over five feet in height was not your typical Victoria Cross recipient;Continue reading “George William Chafer V.C. – Small in Stature; Big in Heart”