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Reginald Frederick Johnson Hayward VC MC Wiltshire Regiment

21st Jun 2016

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have compiled a digital archive of the 175 Victoria Cross recipients from overseas during the First World War. This follows the first stage of the project when in 2014 the United Kingdom gave memorial plaques to their 11 home countries, engraved with the recipients names, and which are now located in prominent locations.  This second stage of the project tells the remarkable stories behind the names engraved on those plaques. 

 

The archive is hosted on GOV.UK and was made available on Monday 20 June 2016. Thee site includes films made in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum.   The site is at 

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/remembering-ww1-victoria-cross-overseas-recipients

The entry for Reginald Frederick Johnson Hayward VC MC Wiltshire Regiment is at

https://www.gov.uk/government/case-studies/ww1-south-african-vc-recipient-reginald-frederick-hayward