Lieutenant Commander Eugene Esmond VC DSO - Royal Navy ( 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm )


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Crimean War ( 1854-56 )
Rank First Name Last Name Force
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas ESMONDE ( loan ) 18th Regiment ( Royal Irish Regiment )

2nd Boer War ( 1899-1902 ) * = VC only
Rank First Name Last Name Force
Major Charles Herbert MULLINS ( loan ) * Imperial Light Horse ( Natal )
Captain John NORWOOD ( loan ) 5th Dragoon Guards

First World War ( 1914-18 ) * = VC only
Rank First Name Last Name Force
Lieutenant Colonel William Herbert ANDERSON ( loan ) comd 12th Bn, Highland Light Infantry
2nd Lieutenant Edward Felix BAXTER * 8th Bn, King's ( Liverpool ) Regiment
Captain Edward Kinder BRADBURY ( loan ) * 'L' ( Néry ) Bty, Royal Horse Artillery
Sergeant William Francis BURMAN 16th Bn, Rifle Brigade
Vice Admiral Alfred Francis CARPENTER ( loan ) Royal Navy ( Raid on Zeebrugge )
Captain George CARTWRIGHT 33rd Bn ( New South Wales ) AIF
Boy ( 1st Class ) John Travers CORNWELL Royal Navy ( HMS 'Chester' )
Private Christopher Augustus COX ( loan ) 7th Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment
Corporal John CUNNINGHAM ( loan ) * 2nd Bn, Prince of Wales' Leinster Regiment
Corporal John Thomas DAVIES 11th Bn, South Lancashire Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel George Thomas DORRELL ( loan ) * 'L' ( Néry ) Bty, Royal Horse Artillery
Lieutenant George Leslie DREWRY ( loan ) * Royal Navy ( SS 'River Clyde' )
( on loan from The Merchant Taylors' Company )
Co Sergeant Major George EVANS ( loan ) 18th Bn, Manchester Regiment
Lieutenant Gordon Muriel FLOWERDEW ( loan ) * Lord Strathcona's Horse ( Royal Canadians )
( on loan from Framlingham College, Suffolk )
Sergeant Charles Ernest GARFORTH 15th Hussars ( The King's )
Brigadier General George St George GROGAN ( loan ) Worcestershire Regiment
Comd 23rd Infantry Brigade
Lieutenant Colonel Reginald HAINE ( loan ) 1st Bn, Honourable Artillery Company
Brigadier Percy Howard HANSEN ( loan ) 6th Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment
Major William Henry HEWITT ( loan ) * 2nd South African Light Infantry
( on loan from Framlingham College, Suffolk )
Seaman Albert Edward MCKENZIE ( loan ) * Royal Navy ( Raid on Zeebrugge )
Corporal James MCPHIE Corps of Royal Engineers
Lance Corporal Harold Sandford MUGFORD ( loan ) * 8th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps
( on loan from Furness Withy & Company Ltd )
Lieutenant General Sir Phillip NEAME Corps of Royal Engineers
Major David NELSON ( loan ) * 'L' ( Néry ) Bty, Royal Horse Artillery
Lance Corporal Frederick William POTTS ( loan ) 1st Bn, Berkshire Yeomanry
Private William RATCLIFFE ( loan ) 2nd Bn, South Lancashire Regiment
Sergeant Robert Edward RYDER 12th Bn, Middlesex Regiment
Brigadier Sir John George SMYTH 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, Indian Army
Captain Edward UNWIN ( loan ) Royal Navy ( SS 'River Clyde' )
Air Commodore Ferdinand Maurice WEST 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Lieutenant Thomas Orde WILKINSON ( loan ) 7th Bn, The Loyal Regiment ( North Lancashire )
Captain Joseph Edward WOODALL ( loan ) 1st Bn, Rifle Brigade

Kronstadt Harbour, North Russia ( 1919 )
Rank First Name Last Name Force
Captain Augustus Willington AGAR Royal Navy ( HM Coastal Motor Boat 4 )

Second World War ( 1939-45 ) * = VC only
Rank First Name Last Name Force
Captain Stephen Halden BEATTIE ( loan ) Royal Navy ( Raid on St Nazaire )
Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard CHESHIRE Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Lieutenant Commander Eugene Kingsmill ESMONDE ( loan ) 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm
Captain Philip GARDNER ( loan ) 4th Royal Tank Regiment
Major
PARKASH SINGH ( loan ) 8th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army
Rear Admiral Basil Chales PLACE Royal Navy ( HM Midget Submarine XE.7 )
Captain John Neil RANDLE ( loan ) * 2nd Bn, Royal Norfolk Regiment
Captain Robert Edward Dudley RYDER ( loan ) Royal Navy ( Raid on St Nazaire )
Lieutenant Colonel Derek Anthony SEAGRIM ( loan ) Comd 7th Bn, Green Howards
Lieutenant Thomas WILKINSON * Royal Naval Reserve ( HMS 'Li Wo' )

On permanent loan to the Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand
Rank First Name Last Name Force
Captain Charles Hazlitt UPHAM 20th Bn ( Canterbury Regiment ) 2nd NZEF

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20 May 2011