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Eighteen Victoria Crosses have been awarded to members of the regiment over the past 150 years. 12 of the Victoria Crosses were awarded for bravery during the First World War.   Three members of the regiment have been awarded the George Cross, which ranks immediately after the Victoria Cross.

The men to whom these medals were awarded are listed below.   Details of each individual holder for the First World War, including the citation for the medal, and the details of the action in which the medal were won, are linked to each name. For the medal holders for other conflicts, please refer to the Green Howards Museum.

Information on the medal holders on this page, and linked pages, is taken from "Beyond Their Duty" by Roger Chapman.   This book was specialy written to commemorate the only occasion on which all 18 Victoria Crosses won by members of the Green Howards regiment were together (April to October 2001, in the Green Howards Museum).   The book may be purchased from the Green Howards Museum Shop. Additional information on Tom Dresser, VC, has been provided by the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering.

Additional information on VC and GC medal holders may be obtained from Iain Stewart's web site (VC holders), or Marion Hebblethwaite's web site (GC holders)


First World War VC Winners, the Yorkshire Regiment
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Corporal William Anderson, VC
Second Lieutenant Ernest F Beal, VC
Second Lieutenant  Donald S Bell, VC
Corporal William Clamp, VC
Corporal William Anderson, VC
12 March 1915
Second Lieutenant
Ernest F Beal, VC

22 March 1918
Second Lieutenant
Donald S Bell, VC
5 July 1916
Corporal William Clamp, VC
9 October 1917

Captain D Philip Hirsch, VC
Sergeant William McNally, VC MM*
Major Stuart W Loudoun-Shand, VC
Private Tom Dresser, VC
12 May 1917
Captain D Philip Hirsch, VC
9 April 1917
Sergeant William McNally, VC MM*
27 - 29 October 1918
Major Stuart W Loudoun-Shand, VC
1 July 1916

Private William Short, VC
Private Henry Tandey, VC DCM MM
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver C S Watson, VC DSO
Captain Archie C T White, VC MC
Private William Short, VC
6 August 1916
Private Henry Tandey, VC DCM MM
28 September 1918
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver C S Watson, VC DSO
28 March 1918
Captain Archie C T White, VC MC
27 September - 1 October 1916


Other VC / GC Winners, the Yorkshire Regiment

Lance Sergeant Thomas E Alder, GC 16/17 November 1930
Sergeant Alfred Atkinson, VC 18 February 1900
Corporal Thomas Atkinson, GC 15 March 1939
Private Samuel Evans, VC 13 April 1855
W O II Stanley E Hollis, VC 6 June 1944
Private John Lyons, VC 10 June 1855
Private Thomas McAvoy, GC 15 March 1939
Lieutenant Colonel Derek A Seagrim, VC 20/21 March 1943
Lieutenant Basil Weston, VC 3 March 1945

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