Valour Road

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Valour Road
The Valour Road Memorial at Sargent Avenue and Valour Road
Former name(s) Pine Street
Length 2.9 km (1.8 mi)
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba
Coordinates 49°53′30″N 97°11′18″W / 49.89167°N 97.18833°W / 49.89167; -97.18833
Known for Three First World War soldiers who lived on this street were recipients of the Victoria Cross[1]

Valour Road is a street in the West End of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It was originally called Pine Street, but was renamed Valour Road in 1925 in recognition of the courage of three young men who lived on the 700 block of the street and all served in the First World War.[2] Corporal Leo Clarke, Sergeant-Major Frederick William Hall, and Lieutenant Robert Shankland each received the Victoria Cross for acts of bravery during the war. Of the three, only Shankland survived the war; the other two men were awarded the medal posthumously. The inscription on the Victoria Cross is "For Valour".[1]

All three medals are now on permanent display at the Canadian War Museum. In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, the three medals were loaned to the Manitoba Museum in 2014, marking the first time all three medals were in Winnipeg at the same time.[1]

A one-minute "Heritage Minute", titled "Valour Road", recounting the heroic actions of these three men, remains a common sight on Canadian television.

A memorial statue of the three men is located at the corner of Valour Road and Sargaent Avenue.

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