A COMMEMORATIVE paving stone has been unveiled in Abercromby Square, Liverpool, to honour Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC & Bar, MC. (See also Britain at War, Issue 125, September 2017) The ceremony on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, was followed by a re-creation of the original Memorial Service held in Liverpool Parish Church, a century to the day after it took place.
Although born in Oxford, Chavasse moved to Liverpool in 1900 when his father was appointed the Bishop there. He studied at Liverpool College before gaining a First-Class Honours degree in philosophy from Oxford. As a young man, Chavasse ran for Great Britain alongside his identical twin brother in the 1908 Olympics. He later studied medicine, qualifying as an Orthopaedic surgeon.