Dease, Maurice James b. September 28, 1889 d. August 23, 1914 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. A 1910 graduate of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Berkshire, he was serving as a Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers in the British Expeditionary Force during World War I. He was awarded the VC for his bravery during the August 23, 1914 Battle of Mons, Belgium, being mortally wounded in the battle. He was the first British soldier to be awarded the VC in the Medal during the war, and the posthumously. Saint Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium Plot: V. B. 2.
Ellison, George Edward b. 1878 d. November 11, 1918 World War I British Army Soldier. A member of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, he was killed near Mons, Belgium on November 11, 1918, a hour and a half before the designated time of the Armistice. He is believed to be the last member of the British Expeditionary Force to die in the war. Saint Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium Plot: I. B. 23.
Price, George Lawrence b. November 15, 1892 d. November 11, 1918 World War I Canadian Military Figure. Born in Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada, he served as a Private in the 28th Battalion, 6th Canadian Infantry. In actions at Mons, Belgium, about 3 minutes before the signing of the Armistance, he was killed by a German sniper. Thus, he was the last Canadian solider to die in World War I. On November 11, 1968, 50 years after his death, a memorial plaque was erected by the Canadian Veterans Society and placed in his honor on the house nearby in Mons...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium Plot: V.C.4