List of Canadian Victoria Cross recipients

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Canadian William Hall was the first black recipient of the Victoria Cross.

The Victoria Cross (post-nominal letters "VC") is the highest military honour of the British Empire and the Commonwealth of Nations, being awarded only for extraordinary valour and devotion to duty while facing a hostile force. It is the highest honour in the Canadian honour system, placed before all other orders, decorations and medals, including the Order of Canada, in the Order of Precedence.[1] It was historically awarded to members of the Canadian Forces of any rank in any service, and to allies serving under or with Canadian military command.

Background[edit]

Established in 1856, the Victoria Cross has been awarded to service personnel for extraordinary valour and devotion to duty while facing a hostile force. Between 1858 and 1881 the Victoria Cross could also be awarded for actions taken "under circumstances of extreme danger" not in the face of the enemy.[2] Six people were awarded Victoria Crosses under this clause – one Irish man in 1866 for actions taken during the Fenian raids; five (a Canadian, three Irish and a English man) for a single incident in 1867 during the Andaman Islands Expedition. In 1881, VC regulations were amended to only allow acts "in the presence of the enemy".[2][3]

Since 1993, Canadians have no longer been eligible for the Victoria Cross: that medal has been superseded by the Canadian Victoria Cross – of equal honour, but yet to be awarded.[1] The Canadian medal differs only in that the inscription is in Latin rather than English; by using a language that is an ancestor of both English and French, the medal avoids linguistic discrimination between Canada's two official languages.[4]

Summary[edit]

The Victoria Cross has been presented to 96 Canadians, or people closely associated with Canada, between its creation for acts performed during the Crimean War and 1993 when the Canadian Victoria Cross was instituted. No Canadian has received either honour since 1945.[5]

The first Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross was Alexander Roberts Dunn for his actions at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War in 1854. William Hall, a Nova Scotian, was the first black recipient of the Victoria Cross.[6] The last living Canadian recipient of the British Victoria Cross, "Smokey" Smith, died in August 2005.[7]

Seventy-one Victoria Crosses were awarded to Canadians for their actions in the First World War, and Canadians won sixteen VCs during the Second World War. The remaining recipients were awarded the medal for actions performed in the Crimean War (Battle of Balaclava), the Indian Rebellion of 1857, in a native uprising at a remote Indian Ocean island and the Second Boer War.

Timothy O'Hea, a 23-year-old Irishman in the British army, fought a fire in a railway car containing 900 kilograms of ammunition stationed at Danville, Quebec during the Fenian raids.[8] O'Hea is the only VC recipient awarded for actions on Canadian soil.[9]

Seven Canadians were awarded VCs individually on one single day, 2 September 1918, for actions they performed along the 30 km long Drocourt-Quéant Line near Arras, France: Bellenden Hutcheson, Arthur George Knight, William Henry Metcalf, Claude Nunney, Cyrus Wesley Peck, Walter Leigh Rayfield and John Francis Young. Their acts of exceptional valour were performed during Canada's Hundred Days of successful offensive campaigning that helped end the war.

Recipients[edit]

  This along with the *, indicates that the Victoria Cross was awarded posthumously

Name Date of action Conflict Unit Perpetuating Unit Place of action Province of origin Notes
Algie, WallaceWallace Algie 1918* First World War 20th Battalion, CEF The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC) Cambrai, France Ontario[10]
Barker, WilliamWilliam Barker 1918 First World War No. 201 Squadron RAF None Forêt de Mormal, France Manitoba[11]
Barron, ColinColin Barron 1917 First World War 3rd Battalion, CEF Royal Regiment of Canada Passchendaele, Belgium Ontario[12]
Bazalgette, IanIan Bazalgette 1944* Second World War No. 115 Squadron RAF No. 115 Squadron RAF Trossy St. Maximin, France Alberta[13]
Bellew, EdwardEdward Bellew 1915 First World War 7th Battalion, CEF British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) Kerselaere, Belgium British Columbia[14]
Bent, PhilipPhilip Bent 1917* First World War Leicestershire Regiment B Company, Second Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment Polygon Wood, Belgium Nova Scotia[15]
Bishop, WilliamWilliam Bishop 1917 First World War No. 60 Squadron RAF No. 60 Squadron RAF Cambrai, France Ontario[16]
Bourke, RowlandRowland Bourke 1918 First World War Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Ostend, Belgium British Columbia[17]
Brereton, AlexanderAlexander Brereton 1918 First World War 8th Battalion, CEF Royal Winnipeg Rifles Amiens, France Manitoba[18]
Brillant, JeanJean Brillant 1918* First World War 22nd Battalion, CEF Royal 22nd Regiment Meharicourt, France Quebec[19]
Brown, HarryHarry Brown 1917* First World War 10th Battalion, CEF Royal Winnipeg Rifles and The Calgary Highlanders Loos, France Ontario[20]
Cairns, HughHugh Cairns 1918* First World War 46th Battalion, CEF Saskatchewan Dragoons Valenciennes, France Saskatchewan[21]
Campbell, FrederickFrederick Campbell 1915* First World War 1st Battalion, CEF The Royal Canadian Regiment Givenchy, France Ontario[22]
Clark-Kennedy, WilliamWilliam Clark-Kennedy 1918 First World War 24th Battalion, CEF Victoria Rifles of Canada Fresnes, France Quebec[23]
Clarke, LeoLeo Clarke 1916* First World War 2nd Battalion, CEF Governor General's Foot Guards Pozières, France Manitoba[24] [note 1]
Cockburn, HampdenHampden Cockburn 1900 Second Boer War Royal Canadian Dragoons Royal Canadian Dragoons Komati River, South Africa Ontario[25]
Combe, RobertRobert Combe 1917* First World War 27th Battalion, CEF Royal Winnipeg Rifles Acheville, France Saskatchewan[26]
Coppins, FrederickFrederick Coppins 1918 First World War 8th Battalion, CEF Royal Winnipeg Rifles Hackett Woods, France Manitoba[27]
Cosens, AubreyAubrey Cosens 1945* Second World War Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Mooshof, Germany Ontario[28]
Croak, JohnJohn Croak 1918* First World War 13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada), CEF Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Amiens, France Nova Scotia[29] .[note 2][30]
Cruickshank, RobertRobert Cruickshank 1918 First World War London Regiment London Regiment Jordan, Palestine Manitoba[31] [note 3]
Currie, DavidDavid Currie 1944 Second World War 29th Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (South Alberta Regiment) South Alberta Light Horse Battle of Falaise, France Saskatchewan[32]
de Montmorency, RaymondRaymond de Montmorency 1898 Battle of Omdurman 21st Lancers 17th/21st Lancers Omdurman, Sudan Quebec[33] [note 4]
De Wind, EdmundEdmund De Wind 1918* First World War Royal Irish Rifles Royal Irish Regiment (1992) Groagie, France Alberta[34] [note 5]
Dinesen, ThomasThomas Dinesen 1918 First World War 42nd Battalion, CEF Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Parvillers, France n/a[35] [note 6]
Douglas, CampbellCampbell Douglas 1867 Bravery at Sea 24th Regiment of Foot South Wales Borderers Little Andaman, India Ontario[36] [note 7]
Dunn, AlexanderAlexander Dunn 1854 Battle of Balaclava 33rd Regiment of Foot Yorkshire Regiment Balaclava, Crimea Ontario[37] [note 3]
[note 8]
Fisher, FrederickFrederick Fisher 1915* First World War 13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada), CEF Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada St. Julien, Belgium Ontario[38]
Flowerdew, GordonGordon Flowerdew 1918* First World War Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Bois de Moreuil, France British Columbia[39]
Foote, JohnJohn Foote 1942 Second World War 1st Battalion, The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) Dieppe, France Ontario[40]
Good, HermanHerman Good 1918 First World War 13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada), CEF Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Hangard Wood, France New Brunswick[41]
Gray, RobertRobert Gray 1945* Second World War Fleet Air Arm Fleet Air Arm Honshū, Japan British Columbia[42] [note 9]
Gregg, MiltonMilton Gregg 1918 First World War Royal Canadian Regiment Royal Canadian Regiment Cambrai, France New Brunswick[43]
Hall, FrederickFrederick Hall 1915* First World War 8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles), CEF Royal Winnipeg Rifles Ypres, Belgium Manitoba[44] [note 1]
Hall, WilliamWilliam Hall 1857 Indian rebellion of 1857 HMS Shannon none Lucknow, India Nova Scotia[45]
Hanna, RobertRobert Hanna 1917 First World War 29th Battalion, CEF British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) Lens, France British Columbia[46]
Harvey, FrederickFrederick Harvey 1917 First World War Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Guyencourt, France Alberta[47]
Hobson, FrederickFrederick Hobson 1917* First World War 20th Battalion, CEF Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC) Lens, France Ontario[48]
Hoey, CharlesCharles Hoey 1944 Second World War Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Royal Anglian Regiment Ngakyedauk Pass, Burma (now Myanmar) British Columbia[49]
Holland, EdwardEdward Holland 1900 Second Boer War Royal Canadian Dragoons Royal Canadian Dragoons Komati River, South Africa Ontario[50]
Holmes, ThomasThomas Holmes 1917 First World War 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF Governor General's Horse Guards Passchendaele, Belgium Ontario[51]
Honey, SamuelSamuel Honey 1918* First World War 78th Battalion, CEF Winnipeg Grenadiers Bourlon Wood, France Ontario[52]
Hornell, DavidDavid Hornell 1944 Second World War No. 162 Squadron RCAF Faroes, Atlantic Ontario[53]
Hutcheson, BellendenBellenden Hutcheson 1918 First World War 75th Battalion, CEF Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own) Arras, France Ontario[54] [note 10]
Kaeble, JosephJoseph Kaeble 1918* First World War 22nd Battalion, CEF Royal 22e Régiment Neuville-Vitasse, France Quebec[55]
Kerr, GeorgeGeorge Kerr 1918 First World War 3rd Battalion, CEF Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and Royal Regiment of Canada Bourlon Wood, France Ontario[56]
Kerr, JohnJohn Kerr 1916 First World War 49th Battalion, CEF Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) Courcelette, France Nova Scotia[57] [note 11]
Kinross, CecilCecil Kinross 1917 First World War 49th Battalion, CEF Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) Passchendaele, Belgium Alberta[58]
Knight, ArthurArthur Knight 1918* First World War 10th Battalion, CEF Royal Winnipeg Rifles and Calgary Highlanders Villers-les-Cagnicourt, France Saskatchewan[59]
Konowal, FilipFilip Konowal 1917 First World War 47th Battalion, CEF Royal Westminster Regiment Lens, France n/a [note 12]
Learmonth, OkillOkill Learmonth 1917* First World War 2nd Battalion, CEF The Governor General's Foot Guards Loos, France Quebec[59]
Lyall, GrahamGraham Lyall 1918 First World War 102nd Battalion, CEF British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) Cambrai, France Ontario[60]
MacDowell, ThainThain MacDowell 1917 First World War 38th Battalion, CEF Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh's Own) Vimy Ridge, France Ontario[61]
MacGregor, JohnJohn MacGregor 1918 First World War 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF British Columbia Dragoons Cambrai, France British Columbia[62]
Mahony, JohnJohn Mahony 1944 Second World War Westminster Regiment (Motor) Royal Westminster Regiment River Melfa, Italy British Columbia[63]
McKean, GeorgeGeorge McKean 1918 First World War 14th Battalion, CEF Royal Montreal Regiment Gavrelle Sector, France Alberta[64]
McKenzie, HughHugh McKenzie 1917* First World War Canadian Machine Gun Corps Meetscheele Spur, Belgium Ontario Alberta[65] [note 13]
McLeod, AlanAlan McLeod 1918* First World War No. 2 Squadron RFC Albert, France Manitoba[66]
Merrifield, WilliamWilliam Merrifield 1918 First World War 4th Battalion, CEF 56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) Abancourt, France Ontario[67]
Merritt, CharlesCharles Merritt 1942 Second World War South Saskatchewan Regiment Dieppe, France British Columbia[68]
Metcalf, WilliamWilliam Metcalf 1918 First World War 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF Canadian Scottish Regiment Arras, France n/a [note 10]
Milne, WilliamWilliam Milne 1917* First World War 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF Canadian Scottish Regiment Thelus, France Saskatchewan[69]
Miner, HarryHarry Miner 1918* First World War 58th Battalion, CEF Royal Regiment of Canada Demuin, France Ontario[70]
Mitchell, Coulson NormanCoulson Norman Mitchell 1918 First World War 4th Battalion Canadian Engineers Canal de L'Escaut, France Manitoba[71]
Mullin, GeorgeGeorge Mullin 1917 First World War Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Passchendaele, Belgium Saskatchewan[72] [note 10]
Mynarski, AndrewAndrew Mynarski 1944* Second World War No. 419 Squadron RCAF Cambrai, France Manitoba[73]
Nickerson, WilliamWilliam Nickerson 1900 Second Boer War Royal Army Medical Corps Wakkerstroom, South Africa New Brunswick[74] [note 3]
Nunney, ClaudeClaude Nunney 1918* First World War 38th Battalion, CEF Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh's Own) Drocourt-Queant Line, France Ontario[75]
O'Kelly, ChristopherChristopher O'Kelly 1917 First World War 52nd Battalion, CEF Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Passchendaele, Belgium Manitoba[76]
O'Leary, MichaelMichael O'Leary 1915 First World War Irish Guards Cuinchy, France Saskatchewan[77] [note 14]
O'Rourke, MichaelMichael O'Rourke 1917 First World War 7th Battalion, CEF British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) Hill 70, France British Columbia[78]
Osborn, JohnJohn Osborn 1941 Second World War Winnipeg Grenadiers Mount Butler, Hong Kong Manitoba[79]
Pattison, JohnJohn Pattison 1917* First World War 50th Battalion, CEF King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) Vimy Ridge, France Alberta[80]
Pearkes, GeorgeGeorge Pearkes 1917 First World War 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF Sherbrooke Hussars Passchendaele, Belgium Yukon[81]
Peck, CyrusCyrus Peck 1918 First World War 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF Canadian Scottish Regiment Cagnicourt, France New Brunswick[82]
Peters, FrederickFrederick Peters 1942 Second World War HMS Walney Oran, Algeria P.E.I[83]
Rayfield, WalterWalter Rayfield 1918 First World War 7th Battalion, CEF British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) Arras, France Ontario[84]
Reade, HerbertHerbert Reade 1857 Indian rebellion of 1857 61st Regiment of Foot Delhi, India Ontario[85]
Richardson, ArthurArthur Richardson 1900 Second Boer War Strathcona's Horse Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Wolwespruit, South Africa n/a[86] [note 15]
Richardson, JamesJames Richardson 1916* First World War 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF Canadian Scottish Regiment Somme, France British Columbia[87]
Robertson, JamesJames Robertson 1917* First World War 27th Battalion, CEF Royal Winnipeg Rifles Passchendaele, Belgium Nova Scotia[88]
Rutherford, CharlesCharles Rutherford 1918 First World War 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF Sherbrooke Hussars Monchy, France Ontario[89]
Scrimger, FrancisFrancis Scrimger 1915 First World War Canadian Army Medical Corps St. Julien, Belgium Quebec[90]
Shankland, RobertRobert Shankland 1917 First World War 43rd Battalion, CEF Passchendaele, Belgium Manitoba[91] [note 1]
Sifton, EllisEllis Sifton 1917* First World War 18th Battalion, CEF Neuville-St.-Vaast, France Ontario[92]
Sinton, JohnJohn Sinton 1916 First World War Indian Medical Service Orah Ruins, Mesopotamia British Columbia[93] [note 3]
Smith, ErnestErnest Smith 1944 Second World War Seaforth Highlanders of Canada River Savio, Italy British Columbia[94]
Spall, RobertRobert Spall 1918* First World War Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Parvillers, France Manitoba[95]
Strachan, HarcusHarcus Strachan 1917 First World War Fort Garry Horse Masnières, France Manitoba Alberta[96] [note 16]
Tait, JamesJames Tait 1918* First World War 78th Battalion, CEF Amiens, France N.W.T[97]
Tilston, FrederickFrederick Tilston 1945 Second World War Essex Scottish Regiment Hochwald Forest, Germany Ontario[98]
Topham, FrederickFrederick Topham 1945 Second World War 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Rhine, Germany Ontario[99]
Triquet, PaulPaul Triquet 1943 Second World War Royal 22e Régiment Casa Berardi, Italy Quebec[100]
Turner, RichardRichard Turner 1900 Second Boer War Royal Canadian Dragoons Komati River, South Africa Quebec[101]
Wilkinson, ThomasThomas Wilkinson 1916* First World War Loyal North Lancashire Regiment La Boiselle, France n/a[102]
Young, JohnJohn Young 1918 First World War 87th Battalion, CEF Dury-Arras Sector, France Quebec[103]
Zengel, RaphaelRaphael Zengel 1918 First World War 5th Battalion, CEF Warvillers, France Saskatchewan[104] [note 10]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c One of three WWI Canadian VC recipients who lived on same block on Pine Street (now Valour Road) in Winnipeg: Leo Clarke, Frederick Hall and Robert Shankland
  2. ^ Born in the Dominion of Newfoundland, moved to Canada at age 2. Fellow recipient Thomas Ricketts, not included on this sub-list, was a citizen of the Dominion of Newfoundland in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
  3. ^ a b c d Recipients were Canadians, but were serving in Other Army Units at the time of their VC act
  4. ^ He was the first Canadian awarded the Victoria Cross for actions subsequent to Canadian Confederation
  5. ^ Although born in Ireland, was enlisted in the Canadian army and is considered Canadian at the time he won the medal, and Albertan because he was working in an Edmonton bank when he enlisted.
  6. ^ Although a Danish citizen who enlisted in the Canadian army, he is considered Canadian at the time he won the medal
  7. ^ Awarded VC for actions taken not in the face of the enemy, one of only six awarded this way
  8. ^ First Canadian to earn VC, during the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854-Oct-25
  9. ^ Last Canadian to earn VC, in actions sinking Japanese escort ship Amakusa, 1945-Aug-9
  10. ^ a b c d Although an American citizen who enlisted in the Canadian army, is considered Canadian at the time he won the medal
  11. ^ Kerr was born in Nova Scotia and moved to farm in Alberta before enlisting in Edmonton unit.
  12. ^ Although a Ukrainian citizen who enlisted in the Canadian army, is considered Canadian at the time he won the medal
  13. ^ McKenzie was born in Liverpool, moved to Ontario before enlisting in Alberta unit.
  14. ^ Considered Irish, but listed here due to residency in Canada
  15. ^ first soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross for actions committed while serving with a Canadian unit (even though under British command)
  16. ^ Strachan enlisted in a Winnipeg unit but was a farmer in Alberta)

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  104. ^ "Raphael Louis Zengel". National Defence and Canadian Forces. Retrieved 8 December 2010.