Lt W B Rhodes-Moorhouse – Victoria Cross WW1 RFC

Lt W B Rhodes-Moorhouse – Victoria Cross WW1 RFC

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On 26 April 1915 at Cortrai, Belgium, Lieutenant Rhodes-Moorehouse swept low over the rail junction which he had been ordered to assault. He launched his 100lb. bomb, however was instantly plunged right into a heavy barrage of small arms hearth from rifles and machine-gun within the belfry of Cortrai Church, he was severely wounded by a bullet in his thigh and his aircraft was additionally badly hit. Returning to the Allied strains, he once more bumped into heavy hearth from the bottom and was wounded twice extra. He managed to get his plane again, and insisted on making his report earlier than being taken to Casualty Clearing Station the place he Died on the subsequent day.


The medals of Lieutenant William B Rhodes-Moorehouse VC (26 September 1887 – 27 April 1915). He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions throughout World Struggle 1.


Launched because the premier award for gallantry, out there for all ranks, to cowl all actions because the outbreak of the Crimean Conflict in 1854. A cross pattee. On the observe a lion statant gardant on the royal crown, with the phrases FOR VALOUR on a semi-circular scroll. The Cross is suspended by a hoop from a seriffed ‘V’ hooked up to a suspension bar adorned with laurel leaves. Crimson ribbon

1914/15 STAR

It was awarded to all personnel who served in a any theater of conflict towards the enemy between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915. A topped four-pointed star with crossed swords and a wreath of oak leaves, having the royal cypher on the foot and a central scroll inscribed 1914-15. Ribbon is watered silk purple, white and blue.


This medal was instituted to report the profitable conclusion of the First World Conflict.The observe has the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V and on the reverse, St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle defend of Central Powers and a cranium and cross-bones, the emblems of dying. Ribbon is orange watered centre with stripes of white and black at all sides and borders of royal blue.


That is generally generally known as the Allied Warfare Medal as a result of the identical primary design and ribbon have been adopted 13 different Allied nations. The observe has the standing determine of Victory holding a palm department in her proper hand and stretching out her left hand. The reverse exhibits a laurel wreath containing a four-line inscription THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919. Ribbon is a double rainbow (indigo at edges and pink in centre).


Lieutenant. 2 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.

London Gazetted on 22 Might 1915

Born on 26th September 1887 in London

Died on 27th April 1915 Merville, France.

Buried at his household residence, Parnham Home, Dorset; additionally a tribute on the Tangmere Air Museum,.

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