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The sitter won his Victoria Cross at Sarawak, Borneo in 1965, at the age of 26. The 'London Gazette' concluded that ‘He displayed heroism, self sacrifice and a devotion to duty and to his men of the very highest order. His actions on this day reached a zenith of determined, premeditated valour which must count amongst the most notable on record and is deserving of the greatest admiration and the highest praise.
oil on canvas
132 x 96.5 cm
purchased from the artist, 1996
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London SW3 4HT EnglandView venue
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