• Short Summary

    Victoria Cross hero gives speech to other soldiers at outdoor ceremony.

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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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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:06:14:00 / 01:07:39:00
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  1. Unknown user says

    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......


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  2. Unknown user says

    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?

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