Forsyth, Samuel b. April 3, 1891 d. August 24, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of New Zealand, he received the award posthumously for his actions as a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment of the New Zealand Military Forces on August 24, 1918 at Grevillers, France during the Hundred Days Offensive, the final stages of World War I. Born in Wellington, New Zealand, he worked as a gold amalgamator after completing his education. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I in July 1914, he enlisted in the New...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: I.I.39.
Richardson, James Cleland b. November 25, 1895 d. October 9, 1916 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Scotland who later emigrated to British Columbia, Canada, he was posthumously gazetted for the award on October 18, 1918 for his actions at the Battle of the Ancre Heights in France on October 8, 1916 during World War I. Born in Bellshill, Scotland, after receiving his education he emigrated with his parents to Vancouver, British Columbia around 1912. He served in the cadet corps of the 72nd Regiment (Seaforth Highlanders), a Vancouver unit, and...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: III.F.36.