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Victoria Cross Recipients Historical Markers

Markers associated with recipients of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valor which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth.
 
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By Kevin Craft, October 14, 2015
Wideview of Private John Henry (Harry) Brown Marker
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville Counties), Gananoque — Private John Henry (Harry) BrownVictoria Cross — Born Gananoque 9 May 1898 Died of wounds 17 August 1917, age 19
John Henry Brown enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 18 August 1916 and reported to the 10th battalion in France in late June 1917. On 15 August his unit captured Hill 70, just east of Vimy Ridge. But on 16 August it was . . . — Map (db m90007) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville Counties), Maitland — Lieut.-Col. Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O.1890-1960
Born in Lachute, Québec, MacDowell moved to Maitland in 1897. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1915. During World War I, he enlisted, on January 9, 1915, in the 38th Battalion, C.E.F. On April 9, 1917, . . . — Map (db m89999) HM
Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C.1894 - 1915
Born in St, Catharines, Fred Fisher abandoned his studies at McGill University when World War I broke out and served with the 13th Battalion, First Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Fisher was awarded the Victoria Cross for his exceptional . . . — Map (db m76094) HM WM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Sgt. Robert Quigg
Dedicated to the memory of Sgt. Robert Quigg, 12th Battalion R.I.R. who won the V.C. at the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916 Died 14th May 1955 — Map (db m70774) HM WM

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