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VC1106    William Merrifield

Name   William Merrifield    No.      

VC Issue No.   1106   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 4th Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Brentwood, Essex, England

Place Of Death   Christie Street Military Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   West Korah Cemetery, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   6 January 1919

VC Presented  26 January 1919 by King George V at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, West Korah Cemetery, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Stone by Cenotaph, Queen St East, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


By The Way…

Before the war he was a fireman on the Canadian Pacific Railway


VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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BORN   9 October 1890

DIED   8 August 1943  AGE   52

VC Won   1 October 1918    AGE    27

Place VC Won   Abancourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War