Throughout the First World War, the many announcements of British and Commonwealth gallantry awards appeared in the various issues of The London Gazette. As part of our major monthly series covering of the Great War commemorations, we examine some of the actions involved and summarise all of the awards announced in August 1918.

Geoffrey Heneage Drummond VC. Despite the wounds he received at Ostend in May 1918, Drummond served in the Royal Naval Patrol Service in the Second World War. He died following a fall on 21 April 1941.

The seven Victoria Crosses announced in The London Gazette in August 1918 can be split into two distinct groups. The first comprises four VCs which were awarded to men of the Australian Imperial Force, individuals such as Henry Dalziel whose actions are recounted by Lord Ashcroft (see pages 109-110), whilst the remaining three were to Royal Navy officers involved in the Second Ostend Raid on 9 May 1918.

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