Decoteau, Alex b. November 19, 1887 d. October 30, 1917 Olympic Athlete. A native of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, he was known as 'The Champion Runner of Alberta.' Born of Aboriginal descent he was considered one of Canada's best distance runners of his time, becoming an Olympic athlete, first police officer in the Province of Alberta, and a War Hero all before his 30th birthday. At a very young age he turned to sports, and excelled mainly in running while attending school. He later moved to Alberta to live with his sister and her husband, a...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium Plot: XI. A. 28.
McGee, Sgt. Lewis b. 1888 d. October 12, 1917 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ross, Tasmania, Australia, he served as a Sergeant in the 40th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. On October 12, 1917, during the Battle of Broodseinde, Belgium, Sergeant McGee's company was stopped by German machine gun fire from a concrete pill-box. He on his own, single handedly rushed the position armed only with a revolver, shot some of the crew and captured the rest. He then reorganized the remnants of his platoon and enabled the advance...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium