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 Francis Alexander Carron Scrimger

Francis Alexander Carron Scrimger

Birth
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 13 Feb 1937 (aged 57)
Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Plot Section M # 727
Memorial ID 7034063 · View Source
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World War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He was a Canadian doctor, serving as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps, 14th Battalion, Royal Montreal Regiment. At the Battle of Ypres, Belgium, April 25, 1915, Captain Scrimger was in charge of an front line dressing station in a farmhouse near Wiltje. The German infantry was advancing close to the aid station area when Captain Scrimger began directing the removal of the wounded under the heavy fire. He was the last man left at the station and carried an wounded officer out of the farmhouse to the road. Heavy enemy fire forced Captain Scrimger to stop, find cover and he protected the wounded man with his own body. During a lull in the gunfire he again carried the wounded man until he was unable to go further and remained with the him until help could be obtained. For most prestigious Courage, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7034063
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Alexander Carron Scrimger (8 Feb 1880–13 Feb 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7034063, citing Cimetière Mont-Royal, Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .