Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, 31 July – 5 January 2018
The medals of Captain Noel Chavasse, VC, the only serviceman to be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) twice during the First World War, are on display at Museum of Liverpool to mark the centenary of Captain Chavasse’s death on 4 August 1917. It is the first time this important medal group, on loan from Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC, have gone on public display in Liverpool, the family’s home town from 1900.
The name ‘Chavasse’ is forever associated with heroism and courage thanks to the actions of Noel, and other members of his family, during the First World War. In unimaginably appalling conditions, Captain Chavasse saved the lives of many of his men, losing his own as a consequence in 1917. This group of medals tells a powerful story of the extremes of human sacrifice.