Lance SergeantSIFTON, ELLIS WELLWOOD

Service Number 53730

Died 09/04/1917

Aged 25

18th Bn.
Canadian Infantry

V C

Citation

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 8th June, 1917, records the following

'' For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During the attack in enemy trenches Sjt. Sifton's company was held up by machine gun fire which inflicted many casualties. Having located the gun he charged it single-handed, killing all the crew. A small enemy party advanced down the trench, but he succeeded keeping these off till our men had gained the position. In carrying out this gallant act he was killed, but his conspicuous valour undoubtedly saved many lives and contributed largely to the success of the operation."

Buried at LICHFIELD CRATER, THELUS

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 42

Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 3. Col. 2.

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