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Alexander Picton Brereton
Birth: Nov. 13, 1892
Oak River
Manitoba, Canada
Death: Jun. 11, 1976
Three Hills
Alberta, Canada

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Oak River, Manitoba, Canada, he served as a Corporal in the 85th Battalion, Winnipeg Rifles, Canadian Expeditionary Force. During Battle of Amiens, France, on August 9, 1918, suddenly, Corporal Brereton's platoon was under German machine gun fire. With no cover available and in a exposed position, Corporal Brereton sprang forward alone to engage the machine gun nest. He reached the machine gun post, shot the man operating the machine gun, bayoneted the next one who attempted to operate it and nine others surrendered to him. For most conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on September 27, 1918. During World War II, he served as a Quarter Master Sergeant in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He died at the age of 83 in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Mary Isobel McPhee Brereton (1879 - 1972)*
 
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Burial:
Elnora Cemetery
Elnora
Red Deer Census Division
Alberta, Canada
 
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Record added: Jun 25, 2005
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Alexander Picton Brereton
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