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  1. jamied says

    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......

    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......

  2. jamied says

    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.

  3. British Pathé says

    Excellent research - thanks very much indeed.

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