Son of the Bishop of
Liverpool, Captain Noel Chavasse VC and Bar, MC was one of identical
twins who both became Olympic competitors. Chavasse, previously a doctor
at the Southern Hospital, was the medical officer of the 1/10th Scottish
Battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment. He was the only man to win
the Victoria Cross twice during the First World War. On each occasion he
showed great valour in returning to rescue fallen comrades, the second
award being posthumous. He is depicted here
with a stretcher bearer, removing a wounded comrade from the field.
Around the base of the memorial the names of fifteen other Liverpool
recipients of the Victoria Cross are listed.
Alan Maycock © 2008