ancestry.co.uk has published an online guide to recipients of the Victoria Cross. With its publication came a number of articles on a family whose members have accumulated a record three VCs.
A family has been named the most courageous in Britain after being awarded a record breaking three Victoria Cross Medals for acts of bravery in battle.
In just two generations of the Gough family, three male members were awarded the VCs for acts of 'extreme gallantry and devotion to duty in the face of the enemy'.
The heroic exploits of the Gough family are detailed in a new guide, which lists all 1,353 recipients of the country's highest military honour for the first time.
The online database, by family history website ancestry.co.uk, contains a detailed description of their heroic acts and where they are buried.
It also includes photographs of every recipient, their gravesite and their medal - from the first in 1857 to the last in 2007.
General Sir Charles Gough was the first in his family to be awarded the VC for numerous acts of bravery from the age of 25.
To read the complete article, see:
Meet the Goughs: The extraordinary family who were awarded a record-breaking THREE Victoria Cross Medals in just two generations
Wayne Homren, Editor
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