Lieutenant Colonel Wilfrith Elstob was posthumously awarded the Victoria
"For most conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice during
operations at Manchester Redoubt, near St. Quentin, on the 21st March, 1918.
This is a three part challenge.
Finding out about why Elstob was awarded the Victoria Cross.
the Victoria Cross- its design and history.
or making your own medal to commemorate Elstob's bravery.
I do this:
Use the resources on the Explorers website, internet and books to find out
what Lieutenant Colonel Elstob did in the battle to be awarded the
and how was it announced?
Who presented the medal and to whom
When you have done your research you can choose how you want to present
your research. Will you use IT, writing or drawing?
Find out about the design of the V.C. - what is it made from? What shape
it? What is on the front and back? What is written on it? What colour is
Find out about the history of the V.C. - when was it first awarded and
Then you could draw and label a V.C. or even make one!
Now that you have found out about Elstob's bravery and the Victoria
why not have a go at designing/making your own medal to commemorate
the bravery of Elstob or another soldier in the battle on Manchester Hill.
Think about the shape, colour and designs on the faces of the medal. What
would you call your medal? How would it be worn?
Suggested places to find this information:
Manchester Hill Resource section on this website or use other
information you have discovered.
Suggested resources and useful