Canada's Victoria Cross Recipients

Victoria Cross Facts The Victoria Cross is the highest decoration that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. The VC was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1856 but was made retroactive to the autumn of 1854 to cover the period of the Crimean War. There have been several amending Warrants since then.

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Canada exited the Afghan war in 2014 after 13 years on the ground — many of them in combat — without awarding a single Victoria Cross. The award for "extraordinary valour and devotion to duty ...

Victoria Cross - Wikipedia

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system.It is awarded for valour "in the presence of the enemy" to members of the British Armed Forces.It may be awarded posthumously. It was previously awarded by countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, most of which have established their own honours systems and no …

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On what is known as Canada's 'most-decorated day,' seven Canadian soldiers were awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions near Arras on Sept. 2, 1918. (Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library ...

VC series | Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Ashley Dunk. In Library and Archives Canada's Victoria Cross blog series, we profile Canada's Victoria Cross recipients on the 100th anniversary of the day they performed heroically in battle, for which they were awarded the Victoria Cross.Today, we remember the last Canadian soldier of the First World War to receive the Victoria Cross, Sergeant Hugh …

Second World War Victoria Cross Recipients - Historical ...

Second World War Victoria Cross Recipients. These Canadian Victoria Cross recipients represent members of the navy, army, and the air force and earned the medals in theatres of war ranging from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, from Europe to Africa to the Far East.

Military medals, honours and awards, 1812–1969 - Library ...

Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients; Honouring Canada's Victoria Cross recipients; National Archives (U.K.): Medals and Awards; The Canadians on Radar (RCAF) Published sources. 1000 brave Canadians: the Canadian gallantry awards, 1854-1989 / Francis John Blatherwick; A guide to the war medals and decorations of Canada / Ross W. Irwin

Ernest Alvia Smith - Canada.ca

As stated in the following London Gazette citation, Ernest Alvia Smith is a recipient of the Victoria Cross. This medal is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery, a daring or pre-eminent act of valour, or self-sace or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. Victoria Cross - Second World War, 1939-1945

Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients - Orders and ...

Remember Canada's Veterans. Orders and Decorations - Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients. Full citations to these awards are recorded in Valiant Men, Canadian War Museum Historical Publications, A.M. Hakkert Ltd.

Victoria Cross Recipients | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Article Alan Arnett McLeod. Alan Arnett McLeod, VC, pilot (born 20 April 1899 in Stonewall, ; died 6 November 1918 in Winnipeg, ).During the First World War, McLeod was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for his heroic actions during and after an aerial battle with enemy fighters. He died shortly after returning to Canada, a victim of the 1918 influenza pandemic that claimed …

Canada's Victoria Cross has yet to be awarded - Legion ...

The Canadian Victoria Cross is the nation's highest decoration for valour. David Ash / Natural Resources Canada The Victoria Cross is the highest recognition for military valour a soldier can receive, yet not one has been awarded since the Canadian version was created in 1993, despite a number of heroic individual actions by Canadians in ...

Cross Recipients - Mount Allison University

These medals are described below, followed by the stories of some of Canada's Victoria Cross and George Cross recipients. The Victoria Cross. The Victoria Cross, instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria, is the premiere Commonwealth decoration for heroism in combat. It is awarded in recognition of conspicuous bravery in the presence of the enemy ...

Victoria Cross recipients - Canada.ca

82 Victoria Cross recipients These 81 members of the Canadian Armed Forces were awarded the Victoria Cross through acts of valour. They were among 1,351 crosses and 3 bars awarded throughout the British Empire. The 81 include: 4 from the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902 64 from the First World War, 1914-1918 13 from the Second World War, 1939-1945

Plaque Honouring the 70 Canadians Awarded the Victoria ...

Long Description: "Today (10 November 2014) 70 Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross, the United Kingdom's highest award for gallantry, were honoured as Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal unveiled a bronze plaque mounted prominently on …

Victoria Cross Recipients - air-force.canada.ca

Victoria Cross Recipients. The Victoria Cross (VC) is the Commonwealth's highest award for gallantry "in the face of the enemy". It has precedence over every other military award in the Commonwealth. A Canadian version of the VC is virtually identical to the original British award. It was created in 1993, with the basic change of the ...

Colin Fraser Barron Victoria Cross Recipient

Colin Fraser Barron Victoria Cross Recipient. Corporal Colin Barron was born in Baldavie, Scotland, 10 September 1893. Colin arrived in Toronto in March 1910 and work for the railroad. Cpl Barron was awarded the Victoria Cross for raw courage and coolness under fire at Passchendaele, 6 November 1917. The citation reads in part"….

A Valour Road Victoria Cross Recipients Memorial Plaque

Clarke was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross in Spring of 1917. It was presented by the Duke of Devonshire (Governor General of Canada) to Leo's father before a crowd of 30,000. In 1925, Pine Street in Winnipeg was renamed "Valour Road", in honour of Clarke and fellow Victoria Cross recipients, Frederick William Hall and Robert Shankland ...

William Hall and the Early Canadian Recipients of the ...

Another celebrated recipient of the Victoria Cross, who happened to be the first black man to be awarded the honour, was a Nova Scotian sailor named William Hall. A Nautical Vocation. William Neilson Hall was born in the town of Horton Bluff (now Wolfville, Nova Scotia) on a spring day in the late 1820s.

List of living Victoria Cross recipients

As of 2019, there are five living recipients of the Victoria Cross, three living recipients of the Victoria Cross for Australia and one living recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand. [1] The VC is a military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories.

Victoria Cross (Canada) - Wikipedia

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Canada's highest military honour, the Victoria Cross, has not been awarded to anyone since the Second World War. But many veterans argue Pte.

First World War Centenary: Honouring Canada's Victoria ...

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration in the Commonwealth and takes precedence over all other medals, decorations and orders.A recognition of valour in the face of the enemy, the VC can be awarded to a person of any rank of military service and to civilians under military command. So far, 98 Canadians have been awarded the Victoria …

Canada's Victoria Cross Recipients

SPECIAL CONNECTION TO CANADA #2 ONLY VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED FOR BRAVERY ON CANADIAN SOIL: A Victoria Cross was awarded to 20 year old Pte. Timothy O'HEA, who was a member of the 1st Batallion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). The Irish soldier was serving with the British Army in Danville, Quebec on June 9, 1866, when a railway …

Private John Chipman Kerr, VC | Library and Archives ...

DHH lists 64 Canadian VC recipients. See: Pro Valore: Canada's Victoria Cross and their website. If a Canadian-born serviceman awarded the VC in a British military unit is deemed to be a Canadian VC recipient, it follows that a British-born servicemen awarded the VC in the CEF should be considered a British VC recipient.

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Canada's highest military honour, the Victoria Cross, has not been awarded to anyone since the Second World War. But many veterans argue Pte. Jess Larochelle deserves the honour. As Mike Drolet ...

When Six Canadians Were Awarded the Victoria Cross in a ...

In 1993, Canada instituted the Canadian Victoria Cross, but it has not been awarded since its creation, and the British version has not been awarded since the end of World War II. Ninety-three Canadians have been awarded the VC for valor since the medal was created in …

Paul Triquet - Canada.ca

As stated in the following London Gazette citation, Paul Triquet is a recipient of the Victoria Cross. This medal is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery, a daring or pre-eminent act of valour, or self-sace or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. Victoria Cross - Second World War, 1939-1945

Graves of VC Recipients Located in Canada

Graves of VC Recipients Located in Canada. Please Visit our Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients Page. Canada's Victoria Cross recipients are not all buried in Canada. They rest in Countries around the world. The following is a chart of the 53 who are buried in Canada, and where their grave sites are located in each Province.