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Cpl. Leo Major

Cpl Léo Major

Corporal Léo Major DCM was a French Canadian soldier in the Régiment de la Chaudière in World War II. He was one of only three Canadian soldiers to be awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal...

Pte. James Peter Robertson

Pte. James Peter Robertson

“For most conspicuous bravery and outstanding devotion to duty in attack. When his platoon was held up by uncut wire and a machine gun causing many casualties, Pte. Robertson dashed to an opening on...

Lt. Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson 0

Lt. Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson

For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack, when a party of another unit was retiring without their machine-gun, Lieut. Wilkinson rushed forward, and, with two of his men, got the gun into action, and...

Pte John Francis Young 0

Pte John Francis Young

“For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in attack at Dury-Arras sector on the 2nd September, 1918, when acting as a stretcher-bearer attached to ‘D’ Company of the 87th Bn., Quebec Regiment. This...

Sgt. Raphael Louis Zendel 0

Sgt. Raphael Louis Zengel

For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when protecting the battalion right flank. He was leading his platoon gallantly forward to the attack, but had not gone far when he realised that a...

Lt. Robert Hampton Gray 3

Lt. Robert Hampton Gray

For great bravery in leading an attack to within 50 feet of a Japanese destroyer in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire, thereby sinking the destroyer although he was hit and his own aircraft...

Major David Vivian Currie 0

Major David Vivian Currie

In Normandy on the 18th of August 1944, Major Currie was in command of a small mixed force of Canadian tanks, self-propelled anti-tank guns and infantry which was ordered to cut one of the...

Pte. Ernest Alvia Smith 0

Pte. Ernest Alvia Smith

In Italy on the night of 21st – 22nd October 1944, a Canadian Infantry Brigade was ordered to establish a bridgehead across the Savio River. The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada were selected as the...