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Oxfordshire's VC's

The Victoria Cross (VC) is Britain's highest award for valour in the face of the Victoria Crossenemy.  Instituted after the Crimean War, during which the public first generally became aware of the courage that many soldiers showed in action, it has been awarded 1356 times, three of those awards to previous recipients.

Follow the links below to read about those recipients who had a connection with Oxfordshire. Some were born or lived in the county, others served with the regiments of the county, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and The Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars.

THE CRIMEAN WAR:
Robert Loyd Lindsay, Baron Wantage (1832-1901)

General Sir Hugh Rowlands (1828-1909)

THE INDIAN MUTINY:
Bugler Robert Hawthorne (1822-1879)

Colonel Hugh Stewart Cochrane (1829-1884)

Lance-Corporal Henry Smith (1825-1862)

Private Henry Addison (1821-1887)

THE MAORI WAR:
Colonel Frederick Augustus Smith (1826-1887)

THE BOER WAR:
Corporal Frank Howard Kirby (1871-1956)

WORLD WAR I:
Company Sergeant Major Edward Brooks (1883-1944)

Sergeant Edward John Mott (1893-1967)

Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse (1884-1917)

Corporal Alfred Wilcox (1884-1954)

Brigadier Alfred Maurice Toye (1897-1955)

Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson (1895-1918)

Captain Oswald Austin Reid (1893-1920)

WORLD WAR II:
Lieutenant John Hollington Grayburn (1918-1944)

Captain John Neil Randle (1917-1944)