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 the period of the Great War commemorations, we examine some of the actions involved and summarise all of the awards announced in September 1917.
THE PAGES of The London Gazette of 14 September 1917 contained a very rare announcement – the award of a Bar to the Victoria Cross. It was only the second time that such an event had occurred. The recipient was Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC, MC.