Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC OM DSO & 2 Bars DFC - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


A dinner given to the holders of Victoria Cross by the Directors of the News of the World at the Dorchester Hotel, London W.1.

Below is an original dinner menu signed by several holders of the Victoria Cross who attended the celebration.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Hayward VC, MC & Bar - 1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment
  • Private Albert Halton VC - 1st Bn, King's Own ( Royal Lancaster ) Regiment
  • Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC - 11th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Sergeant John Moyney VC - 2nd Bn, Irish Guards
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Grimshaw VC - 1st Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers
  • Sergeant William Grimbaldeston VC - 1st Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, OM, DSO & 2 Bars, DFC - RAFVR
  • Sergeant Joseph Davies VC - 10th Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
  • Unknown
  • Brigadier Sir John Smyth Bt, VC, MC - 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, Indian Army
  • Havildar Gaje Ghale VC - 2nd Bn, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles
  • Captain Charles Upham VC & Bar - 20th Bn, 2nd New Zealand Expedtionary Force

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