Major Hoey's determination, courage and skill during the whole of the operation were beyond praise. He got it at the bottom of the hill. Finally he was a Sergeant with 243rd Training Reserve Battalion (20353). His ashes were returned to Sydney. Despite being under heavy fire from the enemy, Dempsey was the first man to enter the town, leading his regiment to a successful attack. Grave: Park Cemetery, Lytham-St-Annes (North Stubbs Crematorium, Sydney). The actual metal of the medal is a distinct Canadian composition. Four hundred men from the 37th Foot and the 10th Regiment, including Private Denis Dempsey were sent to relieve the besieged town. Grave: Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Burma. When this closed he "went to work on the local council's ashcart," said Sharpe himself, "but that was considered the wrong job for a VC, so I finished my working life as a labourer and cleaner for the British Racing Motors". The trenches stretched for hundreds of miles - both forces had dug systems of trenches and earthworks to protect themselves from machine-gun fire and indiscriminate shelling. Although born in Ireland, was enlisted in the Canadian army and is considered Canadian at the time he won the medal, and Albertan because he was working in an Edmonton bank when he enlisted. William Hall, a Nova Scotian, was the first black recipient of the Victoria Cross. He first enlisted in the West Kent Regiment, won a cadetship to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and went there in September 1935. Survivors of the 2nd Lincolns and Irish Rifles reached the village, pushing past it en route to their ultimate objective of the road beyond. He was invalided out and did not serve overseas again. It was previously awarded to Commonwealth countries, most of which have established their own honours systems and no longer recommend British honours. His medals, which include the Victoria Cross and the Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow bar, are not publicly held. Owing to the skilful handling of his force, Major Hoey only sustained three casualties, of other ranks, wounded. Knight Grand Cross, The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB), India General Service Medal (1854-95) with 1 clasp: "Persia", Indian Mutiny Medal ( 1857-58 ) with 2 clasps: "Relief of Lucknow" - "Lucknow". London Gazette Issue 36190 published on the 28 September 1943. He was 29 years old, and a Temporary Major in the 1st Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment, during the Second World War. He shot the sentry and also a second enemy who ran out; he then turned back and caused four to surrender. PRMC information - Duration: 35:15. Alain Dubois." As the remainder of the 10th Regiment of Foot retreated back to Dinapore, Private Dempsey courageously took on the task of carrying the severely wounded Ensign Erskine for more than 2 miles. The success of the patrol, which cleared up a machine-gun post on the flank of the attacking troops of a neighbouring division and obtained an identification, was greatly due the very gallant conduct of Sergt. We have all had to fight hard all along the line, and we still keep taking a trench from the Turks. Grave: The Garnisons Kirkegard Cemetery, Copenhagen. Havelock was born in Chinsurah, Bengal, of a soldiering family, he was 26 years old and serving as a lieutenant with the 10th Regiment (later The Lincolnshire Regiment) when he performed the … Royal marine vc winners AG sniper 45. Two days later 20,000 mutineers escaped from Lucknow, leaving the city in British hands. Much of Anglia TV's back catalogue is now held and preserved at the East Anglian Film Archive. Royal Anglian Direct is the Official Store for The Royal Anglian Regiment. Simpson.". Loading... Unsubscribe from AG sniper 45? (The Military Cross). On 16 February 1944 near the Ngakyedauk Pass, Arakan, Burma (now Myanmar), Major Hoey's company came under devastating machine-gun fire, but Major Hoey did not waver in his advance on the objective. "I'm living in Valenciennes (France) and I have a photograph showing the King George V presenting a medal to Sergent Arthur Evans in Valenciennes on December 3; 1918 (the legend do not say what medal). © The Lincoln Branch of The Royal Lincolnshire and Royal Anglian Regimental Association. Havelock was created a baronet in 1858 and attained the rank of Lieutenant General. A regiment which proudly holds 57 Victoria Crosses among its battle honours is moving to Rutland this month. But we had a captain in front of us leading the way with the nerve of a lion, and that put life into us. The two leading formations suffered heavy losses. For some unknown reason, about this time he changed his name to Walter Simpson and using this name, in May 1914, he joined the 1st King's Liverpool Regiment. The Royal Anglian Regiment - The Steelbacks, Bury St Edmunds. They planned to attack Lucknow from the east with 4 divisions against the three defensive lines of the enemy (estimated at 100,000 men). The Mayor was joined by family members of Ipswich's two Victoria Cross winners Sergeant Arthur Saunders and Private Samuel Harvey to unveil 2 new state of the art buses which have been named in memory of these two great Heroes of Ipswich. Royal Anglian Regiment Polo Shirt Your polo shirt is embroidered to order in our own workshop in Larkhill. Born: 2 April 1889, Pickworth, Lincolnshire. F. Saunders VC Then we went back for a time for a rest, and that is the time I saw the lads from Gainsborough, so we had a few words about the old town, but the same night we had to go in the trenches again. Royal Anglian Direct. The "lads from Gainsborough" were some Sherwood Rangers. Ldr. The force succeeded in hitting at least 22 Japanese for certain. Died: 17 February 1963, Workington, Cumbria. The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum Website. The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Charity is registered with the Charity Commission (No 1085050). Regiment: 1st. An altar rail in Saint George's Chapel, Lincoln Cathedral is in memory of Major C.F. (This list is arranged alphabetically when first opened but the order can be changed to other criteria such as date of valourous action, by clicking in box at top of each column. Please visit her website about JTS Hoey: www.clyde1924.plus.com/jts_hoey/index.html. The fleur-de-lis, in heraldry long associated with the French crown has been added at the end each scroll. In spite of the fact that no cover was available, Sergt. His wireless set was destroyed by shell-fire, but on receiving a message, by runner, to withdraw his platoon to a safe position, he remained behind to give covering fire. When we had to retire to a trench we left a lot of wounded, and the Hill was on fire, so the Captain and some of the men went out and got some of them in. On June 4th 1857, John Kirk was associated with Sergeant-Major Rosamond VC and Gill VC. Page 2269. Hoey VC MC and Captain J. Brunt VC MC. Mortar, abandoned by casualties, before sprinting over open ground to the new position himself. No Canadian has received either honour since 1945. The word was passed down to get ready, and when it was breaking day off we went to take a hill they call Hill W., and that is where we got cut up, and not half. [5], The first Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross was Alexander Roberts Dunn for his actions at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War in 1854. 1995 to 1999. SERGEANT - TELECOMMUNICATIONS Served from 1968 - 1977 Served in Royal Anglian Regiment. At dawn, the German 90th Panzer Division counter-attacked the British forward position in great strength with tanks and infantry. He returned to France after the presentation and soon afterwards was badly injured by a bomb. Died: Toronto, Canada, 9th January 1886, aged 61. When we counted up there were 29 of us left, but we stuck to it till we got reinforcements. Timothy O'Hea, a 23-year-old Irishman in the British army, fought a fire in a railway car containing 900 kilograms of ammunition stationed at Danville, Quebec during the Fenian raids. He got his commission on 2 January 1943 and was posted to North Africa. Page 179. Ian Willoughby Bazalgette – Veterans Affairs Canada", "Search Details – Veterans Affairs Canada", "William Hew Clark-Kennedy – Veterans Affairs Canada", "Lieutenant Hampden Zane Churchill Cockburn VC", "Sgt. 4 th the King’s Own Royal Regiment, now the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. Regiment: The Sherwood Foresters - attached to 6th Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment. A. 7 th Royal Fusiliers, now the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Page 178. In 1992 the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment was merged into the 1st and 2nd Battalions. 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