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 Wallace Lloyd Algie

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Wallace Lloyd Algie

  • Birth 10 Jun 1891 Alton, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 11 Oct 1918 Cambrai, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Burial Iwuy, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Plot C.7.
  • Memorial ID 9919233

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Ontario, Canada, he served as a Lieutenant in the 20th Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. On October 11, 1918, north east of Cambrai, France, Lieutenant Algie was with attacking troops which came under heavy German machine-gun fire from a village. Rushing forward with nine volunteers he shot the crew of an enemy machine-gun and then turned the gun on the enemy, enabling his party to reach the village. He rushed another machine-gun, killing the crew and captured an officer and 10 men, which cleared the end of the village. He then went back for reinforcements and was killed while leading them forward. For most gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on January 31, 1919.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9919233
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wallace Lloyd Algie (10 Jun 1891–11 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9919233, citing Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .