About

Me holding the VC medal group of Keith Payne VC in 2016

The website Victoria Cross Online began as a hobby late in 2014 when my technologically skilled wife Victoria set it up on my behalf. Nearly five years later, the site has had over 7 million visitors and thanks to a large amount of contributions has a completed Victoria Cross and George Cross Section. I have recently finished the “From Lucas to Leakey” series which updated the biographies of the 1,360 individual recipients of the VC. I have also completed the same process for the 415 recipients of the George Cross called “From McCormack to Troulan”. The site’s aim is to highlight the lives of the men and women who have been awarded the highest recognition for their incredible gallantry. I hope my site does these amazing people justice, and it is constantly evolving with new material and research. I have recently completed the US Medal of Honor, and the Dickin Medal covering the “Animal VC”. In the past few months my focus has been on recipients of the Albert and Edward Medals (precursors of the George Cross). This research has seen me uncover possible “missing GCs” which is exciting and I hope to have more news on this soon. In 2021, I completed the Albert Medal, Edward Medal and Empire Gallantry Medal Sections. Sadly at time of this update the website is in a state of limbo with switching web host so it cannot be updated at present so the George Medal project is on hold for the time being.