VCs Of The First World War – The Naval VCs


This is part of a three book series covering each of the people to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Despite the title this volume actually covers 42 of the 48 Naval recipients of the VC. The remaining 6 are covered within the books concentrating on aviators and soldiers. Interestingly, the VCs were earned in a wide range of warships from the mighty battlecruiser HMS Lion through to the Lowestoft fishing smack Nelson. Among those covered are LS William Williams who became the RN’s first posthumous recipient of the VC, Jack Cornwall the “boy hero of Jutland” who at 16 was the youngest recipient of the VC as well as the 59 year old Captain F.D. Parslow who was the oldest recipient of the VC.

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