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Captain Noel Chavasse Victoria Cross and bar

Noel Godfrey Chavasse was born in Oxford in 1884, son of the Rev Francis Chavasse, who as Bishop of Liverpool created the city’s Anglican cathedral. One of seven children, Chavasse grew up on Merseyside and was a natural sportsman, representing his university at athletics and lacrosse. He and his identical twin brother Christopher ran for Great Britain at […]

Passchendaele 1917

Mentioning the word Passchendaele evokes thoughts of the horrors of the Great War, the mud and the slaughter of thousands of young men. Since starting Tommy’s War I’ve been asked when I would cover this important period. So, I’m pleased to announce the release of four figures which act as a small commemoration to the […]