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Captain Stanley Savige in 1918

Sir Stanley Savige (1890–1954) was an Australian Army soldier and officer who served in the First and Second World Wars. He enlisted in the First Australian Imperial Force in March 1915, and served in the ranks during the Gallipoli Campaign, where he received a commission. He earned the Military Cross for bravery in fighting on the Western Front. In 1918 he joined Dunsterforce, and participated in the Caucasus Campaign, during which he was instrumental in protecting thousands of Assyrian refugees. After the war he wrote a book, Stalky's Forlorn Hope, about his wartime experiences, and played a key role in the establishment of Legacy Australia, a war widows and orphans benefit fund. During the Second World War, he commanded the 17th Infantry Brigade in the North African campaign, the Battle of Greece and the Syria–Lebanon campaign. His outspoken criticism of professional soldiers earned him their rancour. He returned to Australia after the Battle of Greece, but later commanded the 3rd Division in New Guinea in the Salamaua–Lae campaign. He rose to the rank of lieutenant general, commanding the II Corps in the Bougainville campaign in the final stages of the war. (Full article...)

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American singer and actress Ariana Grande has won 27 awards from 71 nominations. Grande's debut album Yours Truly spawned the single "Baby I", for which she was nominated for Love Song at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. She played a titular role in the teen sitcom Sam & Cat (2013–14), for which she won a Favorite TV Actress award at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Grande was nominated for two awards—Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Bang Bang" and Best Pop Vocal Album for My Everything. The latter included the single "Break Free", which was nominated for the Break-Up Song award at the Teen Choice Awards. At the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards, 2014, the song "Problem" won the Best Pop Video award, and garnered three nominations, including Best Female Video. That same year, the American Music Awards declared her New Artist of the Year. She won the Favorite Breakout Artist award at the 40th ceremony of the People's Choice Awards. (Full list...)

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Darwan Singh Negi

Darwan Singh Negi (1881–1950) being carried into the Royal Pavilion for treatment after being injured in the Defence of Festubert, France. He was then a naik in the 39th Garhwal Rifles, which on the night of 23–24 November 1914 retook the town's trenches from the attacking German forces. Though wounded in the head and arm, Negi continued to lead a charge as bombs exploded around him. In December Negi became one of the first Indians to receive a Victoria Cross.

Photograph: L.N.C.; restoration: Adam Cuerden

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