JOHN BYRNE

THOMAS DE COURCY HAMILTON

JOHN MURRAY

THOMAS KENNY

ROLAND BOYS BRADFORD

MICHAEL WILSON HEAVISIDE

FREDERICK YOUENS

ARTHUR MOORE LASCELLES

THOMAS YOUNG

RICHARD ANNAND

ADAM WAKENSHAW

VICTORIA CROSS DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY

 

 

 

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The Victoria Cross, cast in bronze and bearing the Royal Crest and the inscription "For Valour", is the highest decoration that that a soldier may receive. This supreme rewardfor valour was created in 1856 by Queen Victoria because, during the Crimean War, there was no one medal that she could award to all ranks for exceptional acts of bravery "in the presence of the enemy". Since its foundation, only 1,351 Victoria Crosses have been awarded, eleven of them to soldiers of The Durham Light Infantry. This is the story of these eleven exceptional men.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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