EAST Hampshire District Council’s Armed Forces Champion Cllr Ben Bentley laid wreaths on the graves of the district’s four Victoria Cross recipients as part of this year’s Remembrance events.

Rear Admiral Eric Robinson, buried at Langrish, earned his VC in Gallipoli on April 18, 1915. He went ashore and destroyed a Turkish naval gun battery.

General Sir Lewis Halliday, buried at Medstead, earned his VC in China on June 24, 1900. He was shot, fracturing an arm and severely damaging a lung, but made his own way back to hospital.

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Adlam, buried at Blackmoor, earned his VC at Thiepval on September 27, 1916. He collected men and enemy grenades to overthrow a position.

Commodore Augustus Agar, buried at Alton, earned his VC in the Russian civil war on June 17, 1919. His boat was damaged by gunfire but he attacked and sank a Russian cruiser.