Canada's Victoria Cross Recipients
About the Project
The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick is one of three Centres of Excellence for military history in Canada. In 2015, the Centre embarked on a project to highlight Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross as representatives of all wartime sacrifice, as part of national commemorations of the First and Second World Wars.
The Gregg Centre partnered with Canada’s capital cities to develop and implement a national street bannering program that saw the development of banners representing each province and territory and the installation of these banners in Canada’s capital cities.
10 recipients of the Victoria Cross were selected to represent each province and a banner representing remembrance from the three territories was developed as well.
This website will allow you to access information not only about the ten recipients highlighted in the national bannering program, but all 89 Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross from the two world wars. These 89 Canadians were honoured for their brave acts in wartime, but they are representative of the service contributed by all soldiers during this period in our history and they remind us of the dedication and sacrifice that went before us to guarantee the peace and goodwill we enjoy today.
We hope that you will explore this website and take the opportunity to learn more about these brave Canadians.
This project was made possible through a contribution from the Government of Canada’s World Wars Commemorations Fund, for which we are grateful.