Britain at War

See the April edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The April issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Wing Commander Frederick William Palmer, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for outstanding bravery during the Great War. (more…)

See the March edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The March issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Commander Loftus William Jones, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War. (more…)

See the February edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The February issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Acting Flight Sergeant Thomas Mottershead, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Mottershead, who was born in Widnes, Lancashire, enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps in August 1914 and soon proved himself an excellent and courageous pilot. (more…)

See the January edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The January 2017 issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Private David Ross Lauder, who was awarded the VC for outstanding courage during the Great War. (more…)

See the December edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The December issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Private Hubert William Lewis, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Lewis, who was born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, and always known as “Stokey”, joined the 11th (Service) Battalion of The Welsh Regiment, in September 1914 and was dispatched to France a year later. (more…)

See the November edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

By lordashcroft.com

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The November issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Lieutenant Colonel Tom Edwin Adlam, who was awarded the VC for outstanding bravery during the Great War.

Adlam, who was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, enlisted into the 4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Territorial Force) in September 1912 and quickly earned a reputation for his bomb-throwing skills. (more…)

Hero of the Month by Lord Ashcroft

By Lord Ashcroft

First published in Britain at War in November 2016.

Hon Lieutenant Colonel Tom Edwin Adlam VC: skill

Tom Edwin Edlam was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 21 October 1893. He was the son of John Adlam, a wheelwright and coachbuilder, and his wife Evangeline (née Phillips). One of six children, Tom Adlam attended St Martin’s School in Salisbury and, later, nearby Bishop’s Wordsworth’s School. In 1911 and still only seventeen, he trained at the Pupil Teachers’ Centre in Salisbury before attending another teaching course at Winchester Training College, Hampshire, from 1912-4. Adlam, a keen footballer who played for Salisbury City, started work at Brook Street Council School in Basingstoke, Hampshire, before the Great War interrupted his teaching career. (more…)

See the October edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The October issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Captain Noel Chavasse, the only person to be awarded a VC & Bar – equivalent to two VCs – during the Great War.

Chavasse was born in Oxford, and, along with his twin brother Christopher, was the son of the Bishop of Liverpool. One of seven children and Oxford-educated, he was commissioned as a lieutenant into the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) as the First World War loomed. (more…)

Hero of the Month by Lord Ashcroft

By Lord Ashcroft

First published in Britain at War in October 2016.

Captain Noel Chavasse VC & Bar, MC: sacrifice

Noel Chavasse, narrowly the younger of identical twin boys, was born in the vicarage at St Peter le Bailey, Oxford, on 9 November 1884. When his father became the Bishop of Liverpool in 1900, Chavasse was educated at Liverpool College School, and in 1907 he graduated with first class honours in natural sciences from Trinity College, Oxford.

While at university, Chavasse, who was one of seven children, was a talented sportsman, earning blues for athletics and lacrosse. Indeed, he and his twin brother, Christopher, represented Britain in the 1908 Olympics, both running the 400 metres. After qualifying as a doctor in 1912, Noel Chavasse became house physician at the Royal Southern Hospital, Liverpool and the following year he became house surgeon at the same hospital. (more…)

See the September edition of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The September issue of the magazine has a two-page write-up on the life and bravery of Captain Angus Buchanan, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for courage during the Great War. (more…)