Bronze – The Reminders of their Service

| August 17, 2017

For Freedom and Honour…For Valour There is a round bronze disc about 5″ across…Britannia with a lion, a son’s or daughter’s name, and the words “HE [or SHE] DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR. One Vancouver, B.C. family to receive a Great War Memorial Plaque was the family of Captain Cecil Mack Merritt, a former officer […]

Gallantry on the Somme: The 16th at Regina Trench

| October 4, 2016

The 16th Battalion C.E.F. (The Canadian Scottish) Regina Trench Awards The Victoria Cross for Valour 28930 Private (Piper) James Cleland Richardson Died of wounds August 9, 1916. Buried at Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when, prior to attack, he obtained permission from his Commanding Officer to […]

Scotland and the Victoria Cross: The Crimea

| May 3, 2013

The War in the Crimea 1854 – 1856 In London’s Hyde Park, 26 June 1857, there was an investiture, a unique gathering with Queen Victoria presenting, while on horseback, the first awards of the Victoria Cross. The Queen was particularly interested in the creation of this supreme award for valour that was founded in 1856. […]

Victoria Cross Exhibitions

| March 25, 2013

Finding Balance Hall of Valour, Canberra, Australia “In the hall the small crosses that mean so much lie under the stories of those who earned them.” Ben Lisson, ABC News Not silver, not gold. No fine enamels, nor precious gems, a simple cross of bronze suspended from a crimson ribbon.  On the cross pattee a […]