Victoria Cross recipients from Rochdale borough

Victoria Cross recipients in Rochdale

​The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system.

It's awarded for valour "in the presence of the enemy" to members of the British Armed Forces. It may be awarded posthumously.

Local recipients of a VC include:

  • Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell
  • Sergeant James Clarke
  • Private Anthony Palmer