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Posted on Tuesday 26th February
Captain Chavasse's memory is now being honoured as a hospital ward named after the double-VC winner has opened in Liverpool.
Members of Captain Chavasse's family attended the opening and the unveiling of a permanent display which details his achievements.
Medical director Dr Peter Enevoldson said of Captain Chavasse:
'He was a true hero. It appears that his one mission in war was to save lives, even in the most appalling conditions and at enormous risk to himself.'
Captain Chavasse is buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery in Belgium and is remembered in Liverpool in Chavasse Park and a statue in Abercromby Square.
Chavasse: Double VC(Paperback - 272 pages)
by Ann Clayton
Many heroes emerged during the First World War, but only one man was twice awarded the Victoria Cross during that conflict. This was Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps as Medical Officer to the 10th Battalion, the King's (Liverpool Regiment) - the Liverpool Scottish.
The author has unearthed a forgotten archive of his letters from the Front and been allowed access to the Chavasse family correspondence,… Read more...
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