Lieutenant Gorsham V.C. 1915 AKA Lt Gorsham 1915

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    Victoria Cross (VC) hero, Lieutenant Gorsham (Forshaw ?) honoured at outdoor ceremony. Opens with shot of Gorsham and young woman walking out of doorway, two news reporters stand at right. Gorsham and priest in robes walk past the reporters, pan to them as Lt. G. steps up onto a platform, an old soldier follows.

    Shot of ceremony in progress: on platform outside military building, with some older men and some ladies present. The priest stands in front speaking. Lt. G., holding ribboned scroll, reaches to shake hands with a soldier in front, then salutes and sits. Quick shot of the Lt. standing on the platform speaking. Shot looking over heads of audience of soldiers, a few of them in the back row turn to look at camera. Pan over audience. Shot of Gorsham and others posing for camera.

    World War One; decorations; medals; honour.

    Modified WPA record.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1915
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    71503
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1854.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:14:00 / 01:07:39:00
    Canister:
    ON 018 D
    Sort Number:
    ON 018 D
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  • I've checked the list of Victoria Cross holders, and there's nobody on there called "Gorsham".

    The closest name match of a Lieutenant I could find was Lieutenant William Forshaw.

    There's a photo of Forshaw attached below. If you freeze the film clip at 01:08, you can see that our man looks pretty much like the man in the photo, though of course there must be an element of doubt......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Th
    omas_Forshaw

    jamied 12th May 2012
  • Thanks for your research. We've added "William Forshaw" to the tags so that this clip will come up in a search. Can anyone confirm his identity in this clip?

    British Pathé 21st Jun 2012

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