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World War 1: Military Decorations/ Uniforms of World War 1/ Heroes

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Transcript of World War 1: Military Decorations/ Uniforms of World War 1/ Heroes

German Army Officer British Army Officer World War 1 Military Decorations/Uniforms of World War 1/Heroes
By: Bryanna Price and Ameriah Hunley Military Decorations Uniforms Heroes The End Thanks for watching! Victoria Cross Established in February 1856 by Queen Victoria. The medal is awarded for most conspicuous bravery, a daring or preeminent act of valor, self sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded to officers and warrant officers for an act of valor, courage, or devotion to duty performed while flying in active operations against the enemy. Legion d'Honneur Established by Napoleon Bonaparte in May 1802 and is awarded for gallantry in action or twenty years distinguished service in military or civilian life. Medal of Honor Awarded for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty while under enemy fire. Military Cross Awarded to commissioned and warrant officers for distinguished and meritorious service in battle. Croix de Guerre Awarded by the French military authorities to those men mentioned in dispatches by a general or commanding officer. Distinguished Service Cross Awarded to military personnel for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the United States. Iron Cross Awarded without regard for nationality or social class to combatants for acts of heroism, bravery or leadership skills. Victory Medal Awarded to all persons in the naval service who served on active duty in Northern Russia or Siberia between April 6, 1917 - March 30, 1920. American Army Soldier British Army Soldier Tunic Trench cap Trousers Stiff peaked cap Tunic Trousers Soldier Cap Trousers Tunic Stone grey wool trousers Stone grey wool tunic German feldmutz Born in North End (Imberhorne Lane), East Grinstead in 1889.
Left school at the age of 14.
Kept firing at the Germans even though he had a piece of shrapnel enter his back from a shell explosion.
King George V presented him the Victoria Cross in Buckingham Palace on February 15, 1919 for his bravery.
Died on June 29, 1957 and is buried at Loughton Cemetery. Sidney Godley The son of Viscount Gort V and succeeded his father as Viscount Gort VI in 1902.
Born in County Durham in 1886.
Educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College, Woolwich.
Gort was mentioned in dispatches nine times and won the Military Cross. On September 27, 1918, Gort won the Victoria Cross at Canal du Nord.
Died in March, 1946. John Gort Son of a groom and was born in Worcester on September 5, 1886.
Attended Holloway School at Droitwich.
Rejoined the Coldstream Guards as a member of the British Expeditionary Force on 14th August, 1914.
Received the Victoria Cross for outstanding bravery at Buckingham Palace on March 4, 1916.
Died on January 22, 1964 and is buried at Cadeby Cemetery near Doncaster. George Wyatt Born in Oxford on November 9, 1884.
Chavasse studied medicine after graduating with first class honors in 1907.
Promoted to captain of the Royal Army Medical Corps in August 1915.
Was awarded the Victoria Cross because he was hit by shell splinters while rescuing men in no-mans-land.
Died on August 4, 1917 at Brandhoek. Noel Godfrey Chavasse Born in Folkestone in April 1888.
Was an outstanding soccer player.
Tull became the first Black combat officer in the British Army.
Lieutenant Walter Tull was sent to the Italian front and he led his men at the Battle of Piave and was mentioned in dispatches for his "gallantry and coolness" under fire.
On March 25, 1918, Tull died from being hit by a German bullet while entering No Man's Land. Walter Tull Born in Fraserburgh, Scotland.
After attending Carnoustie School, Jarvis joined the Royal Engineers of the British Army in 1907.
Although the Germans were firing their weapons hard, Jarvis managed to blow up the bridge at Jemappes.
For his actions, Jarvis was awarded the Victoria Cross at Buckingham Palace in England on January 13, 1915.
Died in Dundee on November 19, 1948. Charles Jarvis
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