• Short Summary

    Homecoming reception for Captain Hedges V.C..

  • Description

    The kiddies' shrill cheers - delight Captain F.W. Hedges, V.C. at his public reception.

    V.C. winner Captain Frederick William Hedges is cheered at reception in his hometown; Hounslow; on his return. Shot of group of cheering children; pan on same. CU Captain Hedges & his fioncee Mollie Kenworthy in auto. Slightly raised pos. shot of procession approaching -- marching band. Crowd gathers around car as hero gets out. Shot of Capt. H.; walking with cane; with another officer. Children again. (flash frames; camera trouble here.) Capt. comes down steps; with others; stops by car and just in front of camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1912.22
    Media URN:
    73106
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1919
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:37:00 / 01:25:37:00
    Canister:
    ON 127 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Captain F.W. Hedges" is Frederick William Hedges.

    Hedges didn't claim his VC until May 1919, so I think we can therefore assume that the footage was shot in 1919. Certainly 1914-18 doesn't fit the bill.

    "Captain Hedges & wife" - she was still his fiancee at the time, and was named Mollie Kenworthy.

    An excellent piece on Hedges' Victoria Cross-winning actions can be found here.....

    www.bedfordregiment.org.uk/6thbn/hedgesvc.html

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much.

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