By James G. Shortt
The pictures during this booklet were supplied through the devices and contributors of the devices that make up the British specified Forces. the place an indication has been donated via a different Forces veteran, the credits has been given to his unit.By 1945, the place to begin for this e-book, latest British designated Forces had inherited a wartime culture from such devices as theSpesial Air Servise (SAS), Raiding Forces, Spesial Boat Squadron (SBS)...
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King George V held strong views that forfeiture should not occur. His private secretary wrote in July 1920 that: The King feels so strongly that, no matter what the crime committed by anyone on whom the VC has been conferred, the decoration should not be forfeited. 26 From 1921 recipients convicted of crimes were not recommended for forfeiture, and from the 1931 warrant onwards only very broad provisions were made for that possibility and then only in extreme cases. EXCEPTIONAL CASES New Zealanders have been involved in a number of exceptions to the norm regarding the award and issue of VCs.
He was also disciplined several times for drunkenness. After being discharged in May 1867, he took up farming but did not enjoy it, and soon sold his land grant. On 26 November 1867 Daniel enlisted for the last time as a constable in the Armed Constabulary Field Force. In March 1868 his unit was sent to Hokitika to help deal with Fenian disturbances in that region. Daniel was not well, however, and on 16 May was admitted to hospital, where he died on 20 May of ‘delirium tremens’. He was given a funeral with full military honours and buried in the Hokitika Municipal Cemetery.
The 21 New Zealand service personnel who so deservedly won the VC feature in detail. Where evidence exists of a declined VC recommendation, these cases have also been included. The reasons given for these recommendations being overturned, when they can be identified, may surprise and indeed anger some readers. VC winners who were born in New Zealand but did not serve with New Zealand forces have also been included, as have those winners with strong family connections to this country. The VCs won on military service in New Zealand in the nineteenth century are the subject of a separate chapter.