This In Our Time - Reel 2 1896-1929

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  • Paragraph 3 - "Former Liverpool docker Private Rigby (?) is awarded the Victoria Cross" - this name is provided by the commentator. However there has not been a Victoria Cross winner named Rigby.

    After some research I believe it is instead Private William Ratcliffe. Freeze at 03:03, and compare his image with the photograph of William Ratcliffe on this page here......

    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.com/lo
    cal-vc-winners.html

    Note that William Ratcliffe was a Liverpool man, and was known after the war as "The Dockers VC", so the story seems to add up......

    jamied 11th May 2012
  • My belief that the VC winner featured in this clip is William Ratcliffe is confirmed - I've just found him again in another clip, named this time, (although mis-spelt as Radcliffe), in clip 1890.34.

    jamied 12th May 2012
  • Excellent research - thanks very much indeed.

    British Pathé 21st Jun 2012

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