Brookwood Cemetery is the final resting place of twelve recipients of the Victoria Cross. In addition, a further three recipients are commemorated on memorials in the cemetery. The total of fifteen commemorations is one of the highest in any English cemetery.
The following table lists all the known holders of the Victoria Cross commemorated in the Cemetery and the date of the action or battle resulting in the award . Click on the links for further information.
Much of the information listed on these pages is courtesy of David Harvey, whose definitive book, Monuments to Courage: Victoria Cross Headstones & Memorials (1999), is highly recommended for further reading.
ADDISON, Rev. William Robert Fountaine (1883-1962); Mesopotamia, 9 April 1916
BEAK, Daniel Marcus (1891-1967); Longest Wood, France, 21, 25 August & 4 September 1918
FRISBY, Cyril Hubert (1885-1961); Near Graincourt, France, 27 September 1918
HALLOWES, Rupert Price (died 1915); Hooge, France, September 1915
HARTLEY, Edmund Baron (1847-1919); Moirosi's Mountain, Basutoland, 5 June 1879
HOLLOWELL, James (1823-1876); Lucknow, India, 26 September 1857
INKSON, Edgar Thomas (1872-1947); Colenso, South Africa, 24 February 1900
KELLY, John Sherwood (1880-1931); Marcoing, France, 20 November 1917
KENNY, William (1880-1936); Ypres, Belgium, 23 October 1914
MANGLES, Ross Lowis (1833-1905); Arrah, Indian Mutiny, 30 July 1857
MARTINEAU, Horace Robert (1873-1916); Near Mafeking, South Africa, 26 December 1899
MEIKLEJOHN, Matthew F. M. (1870-1913); Elandslaagte, South Africa, 21 October 1899
PEARSE, Samuel George (1897-1919); Emtsa, Russia, 29 August 1919
REYNOLDS, William (1827-1867); Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854
WRIGHT, Wallace Duffield (1875-1953); Nigeria, 26 February 1903