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VC905   Robert Shankland

Name   Robert Shankland   No.   420933   

VC Issue No.   905   Awards   VC   DCM  

Regiment    43rd Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, D Company, CEF



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   68 Church Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Mountain View Cemetery, Prince Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

Cremated   Mountain View Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 December 1917

VC Presented   6 or 7 October 1918 by King George V at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England


Bronze Plaque on lamp post, Valour Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Mural, Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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

By The Way…

One of three men to have lived on Pine Street (later named Valour Road), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to be awarded the Victoria Cross

VC Held By

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



VC 904 VC 906
VC 904
VC 906

The First World War

BORN   10 October 1887

DIED   20 January 1968    AGE   80

VC Won   26 October 1917   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Passchendaele, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917