Lieutenant Colonel David Currie VC - 29th Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment ( South Alberta Regiment )


KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN : ONTARIO - CANADA

Name William Avery,
BISHOP
David Vivian,
CURRIE
John Weir,
FOOTE
Benjamin Handley,
GEARY
Rank Air Marshal Lieutenant Colonel Major, The Reverend Major
Force Canadian Cavalry & 60 Squadron, RFC 29th Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment Canadian Chaplain's Service
( att'd Royal Hamilton Light Infantry )
4th Bn, East Surrey Regiment
VC won Over France,
2 June 1917
Falaise Gap, France,
18 - 20 August 1944
Dieppe, France,
19 August 1942
Zwarteleen, Belgium,
20 - 21 April 1915
London Gaz 11 August 1917 27 November 1944 14 February 1946 15 October 1915
Born Owen Sound,
8 February 1894
Sutherland, Saskatchewan,
8 July 1912
Madoc,
5 May 1904
London, England,
29 June 1891
Died 11 September 1956,
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
24 June 1986,
Ottawa
2 May 1988,
Norwood
26 May 1976,
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Grave St James Crematorium, Toronto
( Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound )
Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound Union Cemetery, Cobourg St Mark's Cemetery, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Location
of VC
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Sold at auction Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Museum Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
Remarks CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC None None None

ONTARIO

Name Thomas William,
HOLMES
Filip,
KONOWAL
Thain Wendell,
MACDOWELL
John Keefer,
MAHONY
Rank Private Acting Corporal Colonel Major
Force 4th Bn, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF 47th Bn ( British Columbia ), CEF 38th Bn ( Ottawa ), CEF The Westminster Regiment
VC won Passchendaele, Belgium,
26 October 1917
Lens, France,
22 -24 August 1917
France,
9 April 1917
River Melfa, Italy,
24 May 1944
London Gaz 11 January 1918 26 November 1917 8 June 1917 13 July 1944
Born Montreal,
14 October 1898
Kutkiw, Ukraine,
15 September 1886
Lachute, Quebec,
16 September 1890
New Westminster, British Columbia,
30 June 1911
Died 4 January 1950,
Toronto
3 June 1959,
Ottawa
27 March 1960,
Nassau, Bahamas
15 December 1990,
London
Grave Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa
( image courtesy William Mullen )
Oakland Cemetery, Brockville Mount Pleasant Crematorium, London
Location
of VC
Royal Canadian Legion, Owen Sound Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Victoria University in the University of Toronto Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
Remarks None None DSO None

ONTARIO

Name John,
MCGOVERN
William,
MERRIFIELD
Christopher Patrick John,
O'KELLY
John,
PEARSON
Rank Private Sergeant Major Sergeant
Force 1st Bengal ( European ) Fusiliers
( Royal Munster Fusiliers )
4th Bn ( Central Ontario ), CEF 52nd Bn ( New Ontario ), CEF 8th Hussars
( King's Royal Irish )
VC won Siege of Delhi, Indian Mutiny,
23 June 1857
Abancourt, France,
1 October 1918
Passchendaele, Belgium,
26 October 1917
Gwalior, Indian Mutiny,
17 June 1858 *
London Gaz 18 June 1859 6 January 1919 11 January 1918 26 January 1859
Born Templeport, Co Cavan, Ireland,
16 May 1825
Brentood, Essex, England,
9 October 1890
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
18 November 1895
Leeds, Yorkshire, England,
19 January 1825
Died 22 November 1888,
Hamilton, Ontario
8 August 1943,
Toronto
15 November 1922,
Believed drowned on Lac Seul
18 April 1892,
Bruce County
Grave Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington West Korah Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie
( image courtesy William Mullen )
Memorial cairn beside Lac Seul Eastnor Township Cemetery, Lion's Head
Location
of VC
National Army Museum, London, UK Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Canadian War Museum, Ottawa Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks None MM MC * Elected by the regiment

ONTARIO

Name Charles Smith,
RUTHERFORD
Frederick George,
TOPHAM


Rank Captain Corporal

Force 5th Bn, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

VC won Monchy, France,
26 August 1918
Diersfordter, Germany,
24 March 1945


London Gaz 15 November 1918 3 August 1945

Born Colbourne,
9 January 1892
Toronto,
10 August 1917


Died 11 June 1989,
Ottawa
31 May 1974,
Etobicoke


Grave Union Cemetery, Colbourne Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Etobicoke

Location
of VC
Not publicly held Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

Remarks MC, MM None

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