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John Weir Foote

Type: Document

At the end of the war, Padre Foote received the Victoria Cross for his conduct at Dieppe, the first ever awarded to a Canadian chaplain.

Site: National Defence

Fred Fisher

Type: Document

For his part in this first major engagement of the war in which Canadian troops were involved, Lance-Corporal Fisher was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously, and became the first Canadian from a Canadian unit to win the decoration in that conflict.

Site: National Defence

David Vivian Currie

Type: Document

Major Currie earned the Victoria Cross for his efforts on 18 August 1944 to capture and hold the village of St Lambert-sur-Dives during the fighting to block the escape route of large German forces cut off in the Falaise pocket.

Site: National Defence

Thomas Dinesen

Type: Document

Private Dinesen earned the Victoria Cross as a result of his actions on 12 August 1918 in the first days of the Allied offensive known as the Battle of Amiens.

Site: National Defence

Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt

Type: Document

For his exemplary leadership and valour, Lieutenant-Colonel Merritt was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Site: National Defence

Aubrey Cosens

Type: Document

Sergeant Cosens was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his bravery and determined leadership in action at Mooshof in Germany on 25 and 26 February 1945.

Site: National Defence

Jean Brillant

Type: Document

For his conduct during a raid on the night of 27 and 28 May 1918, Brillant received the Military Cross.

Site: National Defence

George Burdon McKean

Type: Document

Lieutenant McKean earned the Victoria Cross while serving with the 14th Infantry Battalion near Gavrelle in France on 27 and 28 April 1918.

Site: National Defence

Frederick William Campbell

Type: Document

Lieutenant Campbell was serving with the 1st Battalion, CEF when he earned the Victoria Cross in an action near Givenchy in France on 15 June 1915, his 48th birthday.

Site: National Defence

James Cleland Richardson

Type: Document

For his exemplary courage under fire on October 8th 1916, Piper Richardson was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously.

Site: National Defence