Jack Cornwell VC
Dunkirk's most famous ex-school pupil is Jack Cornwell:
John Travers Cornwell VC (8 January 1900 – 2 June 1916), commonly known as
Jack Cornwell or as Boy Cornwell, is remembered for his gallantry at the
Battle of Jutland during World War One. Having died at the age of only 16, he
was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in
the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Cornwell is the third-youngest recipient of the VC after Andrew Fitzgibbon
and Thomas Flinn.