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....

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Cataloguer:
Amelia
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
71503
Sort Number:
ON 018 D
Time in/Out:
01:06:14:00 / 01:07:39:00
Canister:
ON 018 D
Film ID:
1854.06
Issue Date:
1915

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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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