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VC1049    Charles Smith Rutherford

Name  Charles Smith Rutherford   No.      

VC Issue No.   1049   Awards   VC   MC   MM

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, Quebec Regiment



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   At a farm in Haldimand Township, near Colbourne, Ontario, Canada

Place Of Death   Rideau Veteran's Home, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   The Union Cemetery, Colbourne, Haldimand Township, Ontario, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   14 June 1989

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   15 November 1918

VC Presented   23 November 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, The Union Cemetery, Colbourne, Haldimand Township, Ontario, Canada

P  Mount Rutherford, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

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

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

Lieutenant Charles Rutherford VC Branch, Colbourne, Ontario, Canada

P  Dedication Plaque, RCL Branch, Colborne, Ontario, Canada

P  VC Obelisk, Military Heritage Park, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

At the time of his death, he was the last VC recipient from the First World War, aged 97 in 1989

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BORN   9 January 1892

DIED   11 June 1989  AGE   97

VC Won   26 August 1918   AGE  26

Place VC Won   Monchy, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War