Chavasse: Double VC

Ann Clayton

Date Published :
January 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844155118
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Many heroes emerged during the First World War, but only one man was twice awarded the Victoria Cross during that conflict. This was Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps as Medical Officer to the 10th Battalion, the King’s (Liverpool Regiment) - the Liverpool Scottish.

The author has unearthed a forgotten archive of his letters from the Front and been allowed access to the Chavasse family correspondence, photographs and other documents.

The result is a fascinating study of a man who, while typical in almost every way of the Victorian/Edwardian middle class stands out for his simple courage and unflinching devotion to duty.

This is a deeply moving story about a modest but heroic man seen against the background of his devoted family and the grim realities of the First World War.

About The Author

Ann Clayton was born in Sunderland during the Second World War, and was brought up in the West Riding of Yorkshire. She read Modern History and Politics as an undergraduate at the University of Keele, and took her Master’s degree at the Leeds University in Economic History. She is a teacher, and has held posts at both secondary and higher education level. Ann Clayton’s first book, a biography of Noel Chavasse, VC & Bar, MC, was published to much acclaim in 1992.

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