Noel Chavasse

To keep you inspired with ideas for our World Record Poetry Competition Attempt, we will be posting regular stories relating to World War 1.  If you have any personal stories or stories of interest relating to the war, we would love to hear from you, so we can share these with our supporters.


This week we would like to share with you the story of Noel Chavasse...


Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse was a doctor and a Captain in WW1.

He was the only person to be awarded a Victoria Cross twice for bravery and devotion to duty during WW1.

During attacks he tended the wounded, under heavy fire, searching diligently for wounded soldiers on the ground in front of the enemy’s lines for hours.

This devoted and gallant officer subsequently died of his wounds.