Canada & the Victoria Cross

Valour To The End: Part 18 of 18

ILLUSTRATIONS: SHARIF TARABAY Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients David Vivian Currie, Aubrey Cosens, Frederick Albert Tilston and Frederick George Topham. During the World War II campaign in Northwest Europe, which lasted from D-Day, June 6, 1944, until the German surrender in May 1945, four Canadian soldiers–David Vivian Currie, Aubrey Cosens, Frederick Albert...
  • Valour On The Somme: Part 5 of 18

    September 1, 2004 by Arthur Bishop
    ILLUSTRATIONS: SHARIF TARABAY Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients Thomas Wilkinson, Lionel Clarke, James Richardson and John Kerr. Das Blutbad the blood bath. The consummate German designation for those murderous battles of the Somme. During the last six months of 1916, over that part...
  • The Class Of 1915: Part 4 of 18

    July 1, 2004 by Arthur Bishop
    Illustration: Sharif Tarabay Victoria Cross recipient Francis Alexander Scrimger. More than 70 Canadian Victoria Crosses were awarded during World War I, an incredible achievement for a country with less than nine million people. The first of those awards went to Michael O’Leary. Born in 1888...
  • Saving The Guns In South Africa: Part 3 of 18

    May 1, 2004 by Arthur Bishop
    Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients William Nickerson, Arthur Richardson, Edward Holland, Hampden Cockburn and Richard Turner. ILLUSTRATIONS: Sharif Tarabay Canada’s participation in the Boer War or South African War, fought from Oct. 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902, was essentially based on economic...
  • From top: Victoria Cross recipients Campbell Mellis Douglas, Herbert Taylor Reade and William Edward Hall. ILLUSTRATIONS: Sharif Tarabay Two doctors and a black marine. At first glance an unlikely trio to make up the next three Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross after Alexander Dunn,...
  • Canada And The Victoria Cross: Part 1 of 18

    January 1, 2004 by Arthur Bishop
    Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred Cannon to right of them Cannon to left of them Cannon in front of them Volley’d and thunder’d ­Alfred, Lord Tennyson Lieutenant Alexander Roberts Dunn, VC. ILLUSTRATION: Sharif Tarabay The Battle of Balaclava! An atrocious disregard...
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