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a Victoria Cross and ribbon awarded to Major Charles Ferguson Hoey
it is suspended from a ring and 'V' below a laurelled bar
originally dark red for the Army and blue for the Navy and Royal Marines, however standardised to dark red for all services in 1918.
plain, with a central roundel bearing the date (s) of the action (s) for which the award has been made; it is engraved on the reverse of the suspension bar with number, rank, name and unit
a cross pattĂ©e in bronze, chemically darkened, with the royal crest of a lion over a crown, above a scroll inscribed 'For Valour';
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