The only soldier to win Britain’s highest bravery award twice during the Great War was Captain Noel Chavasse. The London Scottish medical officer was also a talented athlete who had represented Britain in the 400m at the Olympic Games in 1908. Chavasse was the son of a Bishop and his bravery and selflessness is the stuff of legends. In August 1916, during the Somme offensive, he attended to the wounded all day, under heavy fire, frequently in full view of the enemy. Night time restricted but did not stop his efforts to find and treat the injured and it is estimated that he saved around 20 men. The following year, during the Battle of Passchendaele, working in an almost identical manner, Chavasse was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper.