Michael Daniels
Edward St John Daniel VC
 The story of the first man to forfeit the Victoria Cross






Armstrong, J. (prod.) (1992). Switched Identity: The Story of Edward Daniel. BBC Radio Bristol. (audio tape).

BBC (2006). "Hero or Deserter". Inside Out - West, Series 9, Week 7. [Broadcast 20th February 2006] Info

Clarke, S. (prod.) (2006). Victoria Cross Heroes. Channel 5 (UK). Three Episodes (Episode 1: The Empire).

Manson, T. (prod.) (2000). "Fallen Hero". Epitaph Series III, Episode 9. Auckland, NZ: Greenstone Pictures.

Books and Chapters

Ashcroft, M. (2007). Victoria Cross Heroes (revised paperback edition). London: Headline.

Creagh, Sir O’Moore & Humphris, E.M. (eds.) (1924). The V.C. and DSO, Vol. 1: The Victoria Cross. London: Standard Art Book Co.

Crook, M.J. (1975). The Evolution of the Victoria Cross. Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Midas Books.

Haydon, A.L. (1908). The Book of the V.C. London: Andrew Melrose.

Jones, Capt. O.J. (1989). Recollections of a Winter Campaign in India: In 1857-1858. Portsmouth / London: The Royal Navy Museum Portsmouth / The London Stamp Exchange. (Originally published in 1859).

London, J. (1903). The People of the Abyss. New York: Macmillan.

Rowbotham, Commander W.B. (1947). The Naval Brigades in the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858. London: Navy Records Society/William Clowes.

Sandys, E. (2001). "Fallen Hero". In Epitaph II (various contributors). Auckland, NZ: Random House.

Smyth, Sir J. (1963). The Victoria Cross 1856-1964. London: Frederick Muller.

This England (1988). The Register of the Victoria Cross. Rev / Enlarged edition. Cheltenham: Beshara Press.

Verney, E.H. (2012). The Shannon's Brigade in India: Being Some Account of Sir William Peel's Naval Brigade in the Indian Campaign of 1857-1858. Memphis, USA: General Books LLC. (Originally published in 1862).

Verney, Major-General G.L. (1956). The Devil’s Wind: The Story of the Naval Brigade at Lucknow. London: Hutchinson.

Watson, E.S. (1988). A Naval Cadet with HMS Shannon's Brigade in India: The Journal of Edward Spencer Watson. UK: Naval & Military Press.

Wells, B. (1878). The History of Taranaki. New Plymouth, NZ: Edmondson & Avery.

Winton, J. (1978 ). The Victoria Cross at Sea. London: Michael Joseph.

Wood, Sir E. (1896). The Crimea in 1854 and 1894. London: Chapman & Hall.

Wood, Sir E. (1906). From Midshipman to Field-Marshal. (2 Vols.) London: Methuen.


Haigh, J.B. (1971). "The Disgraced VC (Edward St John Daniel, 1837-1868)". Bulletin of the Military Historical Society, Vol. 22, No. 86. (November 1971), 39-43.

Hampshire, A. C. (1972). "Tarnished Hero". Nautical Magazine, Oct. 1972, 227-231.

Lummis, Canon W.M. (1969). "First Lieutenant Edward St. John Daniel. The Tragic Story of the Only Officer to Forfeit the V.C.". Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society, December 1969, 100-102.

Patience, K. (1994). "The Naval Brigade and the Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858". The Review: The Journal of the Naval Historical Collectors & Research Association, 7(2), 3-8.


Edward St John Daniel VC [this site]

Edward St John Daniel [Wikipedia]

Lord Ashcroft Gallery [Imperial War Museum]

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Victoria Cross [Wikipedia]

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Victoria Cross Registers, 1856-1944 [National Archives]

Victoria Cross Society



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