Victoria Cross holders

VC medalBrookwood 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 


The following links give further information about the Victoria Cross:
National Army Museum
Victoria Cross website