VC Question

#1
Who was the only man known to have asked for and got the Victoria Cross and what Regiment was he in.
 
#2
I cannot find any record of this.

However, James Collis (Gunner, RHA) earned the VC on 27 July 1880 (during the third Afghan War). He was convicted of Bigamy in 1895 and removed from the VC Roll. After he died, his widow wrote to King George V asking that James Collis be restored to the register. The King agreed and shortly after this declared that the VC could never be forfeited.
 
#3
Nope. This guy did something that deserved the VC, didnt get it so complained and got it, He was of German extraction.
 
#4
Have you any idea of the period or conflict?
 
#5
Charles Wooden of the 17th Lancers in the Crimea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wooden

Wooden, a German by birth, was not a popular man in the regiment possibly because of his odd demeanour and strong German accent. Even the award of his VC was controversial. At first he was not entered for the award although Dr Mouat was. Wooden wrote to Dr Mouat saying that if Mouat was to receive a VC then so should he as he had been at Mouat's side during the rescue of Lt Col Morris. Luckily for Wooden, Dr Mouat agreed and wrote to the Horse Guards supporting Wooden's claim.
 
#6
Yes, it was a cavalry action, and somewhere near Russia.
 
#7
Mazur_UK said:
Charles Wooden of the 17th Lancers in the Crimea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wooden

Wooden, a German by birth, was not a popular man in the regiment possibly because of his odd demeanour and strong German accent. Even the award of his VC was controversial. At first he was not entered for the award although Dr Mouat was. Wooden wrote to Dr Mouat saying that if Mouat was to receive a VC then so should he as he had been at Mouat's side during the rescue of Lt Col Morris. Luckily for Wooden, Dr Mouat agreed and wrote to the Horse Guards supporting Wooden's claim.
correct, so then, how did he try to sort a headache out.
 
#8
scarletto said:
Mazur_UK said:
Charles Wooden of the 17th Lancers in the Crimea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wooden

Wooden, a German by birth, was not a popular man in the regiment possibly because of his odd demeanour and strong German accent. Even the award of his VC was controversial. At first he was not entered for the award although Dr Mouat was. Wooden wrote to Dr Mouat saying that if Mouat was to receive a VC then so should he as he had been at Mouat's side during the rescue of Lt Col Morris. Luckily for Wooden, Dr Mouat agreed and wrote to the Horse Guards supporting Wooden's claim.
correct, so then, how did he try to sort a headache out.
By shooting himself
 
#9
He had toothache and tried to shoot his tooth out.

Probably the only case of VC and Darwin Award!
 
#10
Found it interesting, he shot himself twice, said he was tring to get a broken tooth out of his mouth when found, though some say it was a bullet.
 

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