Nimy Railway Bridge VCs

| August 23, 2014

Snapshot of the Great War 23 August 1914 Once again looking back upon our day in the vicinity of Mons my friends and I took in the site where the first two Victoria Crosses of the Great War were earned. It was at Nimy Railway Bridge that Private Sidney Frank Godley and Lieutenant Maurice Dease […]

Gallantry on the Somme: T.O.L. Wilkinson VC

| February 25, 2012

Thomas Orde Lawder Wilkinson VC 7th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, La Boiselle, France. July 5, 1916 Born in 1894 at Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England, Thomas Wilkinson came to Canada in 1912, and, prior to the Great War, worked as a surveyor on Vancouver Island and in Burnaby, B.C. He joined the 16th Battalion C.E.F. on […]