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Lieutenant WALLACE LLOYD ALGIE

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Canadian Infantry

20th Bn.

Date of Death

Died 11 October 1918

Age 23 years old

Buried or commemorated at

NIAGARA CEMETERY, IWUY

C. 7.

France

  • Country of Service Canadian
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of Dr. Algie, of 1155, King St., Toronto, and the late Rachel Algie.
  • Personal Inscription HE THAT LOSETH HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE SHALL FIND IT
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette", No. 31155, dated 28th Jan., 1919, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 11th October, 1918, north-east of Cambrai, when with attacking troops which came under heavy enfilade machine-gun fire from a neighbouring village. Rushing forward with nine volunteers, he shot the crew of an enemy machine gun, and, turning it on the enemy, enabled his party to reach the village. He then rushed another machine gun, killed the crew. captured an officer and 10 enemy, and thereby cleared the end of the village. Lt. Algie, having established his party, went back for reinforcements, but was killed when leading them forward. His valour and personal initiative in the face of intense fire saved many lives and enabled the position to be held."

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