Victoria Cross (VC)

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The Victoria Cross was instituted on 29 January 1856. It is the highest award for valour. It was awarded to any rank of the British and Commonwealth armed forces and civilians under military command. It was only awarded for bravery "in the face of the enemy".

626 VCs were awarded in the First World War. A full list of recipients can be found here. Three VCs were awarded to Glasgow University personnel.

University VC recipients: