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VC796   Ellis Welwood Sifton

Name   Ellis Welwood Sifton   No.   53730   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   796   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, Western Ontario Regiment, 18th Battalion, C Company


Now   The Essex And Kent Scottish Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lance Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lance Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Wallacetown, Ontario, Canada

Place Of Death   Near Neuville-St-Vaast, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Lichfield Crater Cemetery, Thelus, 4 miles north of Arras, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Special wall memorial

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   1 September 1917 by the Governor-General of Canada, Duke of Devonshire in Canada to his father, S J Sifton


P  Named On Lichfield Crater Memorial to the Missing, Lichfield Crater Cemetery, Thelus, 4 miles north of Arras, Pas de Calais, France

Memorial Stone, St Peters Churchyard, County Road 15, Tyconnel, Wallacetown, Ontario, Canada

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

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

1 of 4 awarded the Victoria Cross for the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 1917

VC Held By

Elgin County Pioneer Museum, Ontario, Canada



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VC 795
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The First World War

BORN   12 October 1891

DIED   9 April 1917   AGE   25

VC Won   9 April 1917   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Neuville-St-Vaast, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917