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Only one man was twice awarded the Victoria Cross in World War I - Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, who served in the Royal Army Medical Corps as Medical Officer to the 10th Battalion, the King's (Liverpool Regiment) - the Liverpool Scottish. This book is based on a a combination of his letters from the Front, family correspondence, photographs and other documents. It offers a study of a man who, while typical in so many ways of the Victorian/Edwardian middle class from whence he came, stands out for his simple courage and devotion to duty. The narrative follows Noel Chavasse from his birth, with a twin brother, in 1884, to his education and maturity in Oxford and Liverpool. While Noel grew up and qualified as a doctor, his father became Bishop of Liverpool and embarked on the building of the largest and last 20th-century cathedral in the Anglican world.
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Ann Clayton was born in Sunderland during the Second World War, and was brought up in the West Riding of Yorkshire. She read Modern History and Politics as an undergraduate at the University of Keele, and took her Master's degree at the Leeds University in Economic History. She is a teacher, and has held posts at both secondary and higher education level. Ann Clayton's first book, a biography of Noel Chavasse, VC & Bar, MC, was published to much acclaim in 1992.
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Book Description Leo Cooper, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11085052296X