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Memorable Manitobans: Victoria Cross Recipients From Manitoba

The Victoria Cross is awarded for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.

William George Barker (1894-1930)

Alexander Picton Brereton (1892-1976)

Lionel Beaumaurice “Nobby” “Leo” Clarke (1892-1916)

Frederick George Coppins (1889-1963)

Robert Edward Cruickshank (1888-1961)

Frederick William Hall (1885-1915)

Alan Arnett MacLeod (1899-1918)

Coulson Norman Mitchell (1889-1978)

Andrew Charles Mynarski (1916-1944)

Christopher Patrick John O’Kelly (1895-1922)

John Robert Osborn (1899-1941)

George Randolph Pearkes (1888-1984)

Robert Shankland (1887-1968)

Robert Spall (1890-1918)

Harcus “Henry” Strachan (1887-1982)

James Edward Tait (1888-1918)

Ralph Louis “Ray” Zengel (1894-1977)

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Valour Road Light Post and Plaque (Valour Road, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Orders and Decorations - Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients, Veterans Affairs Canada.

We thank Darryl Toews and Ian Stewart for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 November 2016

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