Richard Annand

War Hero

Birthday November 5, 1914

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Dec 24, 2004 (90)

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British Army veteran who was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross for his actions in Belgium during World War II. He was the first member of the British Army to receive the award during the war.

Before Fame

He worked at National Provincial Bank and and became a midshipman with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1933.


He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his May 1940 rescue of a wounded comrade, whom he carried out of the battlefield in a wheelbarrow.

Family Life

He was married to Shirley Osborne for more than sixty years.

Associated With

He and British Army Lieutenant George Arthur Knowland are both recipients of the Victoria Cross.