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In 1943, during the Second World War, Anderson was an acting major in the 8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's), in Tunisia. He had been promoted from "lieutenant (temporary captain)" in which rank he was awarded the DSO "in recognition of gallant and...read more

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Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham, a New Zealand soldier, is often described as the most highly decorated Commonwealth soldier of that war. Why? He was the only one to receive two VCs during the Second World War and the only combat soldier to receive the award twice in the...read more

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Michael Allmand joined the British Indian Army at the end of 1942 and was commissioned into the Indian Armoured Corps for service in the Far East, and assigned to the 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers. He later volunteered to...read more

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