Produced from the bronze from Chinese cannons captured from the Russians at Sebastopol, the Victoria Cross is one of the most recognised awards for bravery and is respected across the world. There have been 1,363 recipients since 1856, with 628 being awarded in the first war alone. The recipients are British Heroes and many lie in Commonwealth War Grave cemeteries across the world, their graves well cared for. However, many lived on after their award and lie in graveyards around the UK and elsewhere. Sadly, as generations pass, a number of these graves are forgotten and over time, fall into disrepair.