Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

Monday Monuments and Memorials – Victoria Cross

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A long-departed British monarch still lends her birthday to a holiday that marks the unofficial start of summer in Canada, and her name to the highest military honour awarded for valour in the face of the enemy. Victoria Day weekend – a good time to remember those awarded the Victoria Cross in WW1. Here’s a look back at some VCs featured on Great War 100 Reads.

Canadians awarded the Victoria Cross, Ottawa

Billy Bishop, VC and Thomas Holmes, VC, Owen Sound, ON

Jean Brillant, VC MC, Villers Bretoneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, France

Frederick W Campbell, VC and S Lewis Honey, VC DCM MM, Mount Forest, ON

Hugh McDonald McKenzie, VC DCM, Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium

Claude Nunney, VC DCM MM, Alexandria, ON

James C Richardson, VC, Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France

Thomas Ricketts, VC CDG, St John’s, NL

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