HomeVictoria Cross RecipientsWallace Lloyd Algie – Victoria Cross Recipient

Wallace Lloyd Algie – Victoria Cross Recipient

Wallace Algie was born on the 10th June 1891 at Alton, Ontario.  Wallace was brought up by his parents in the Presbyterian faith. His former military service prior to April 1916 was 2 months in the Queens Own Rifles and 4 months in the 40th Regiment [Lieutenant]. On the 19th April 1916, Wallace signed an Officers’ Declaration Paper to serve in the 20th Infantry Battalion, Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force.

Victoria Cross Wallace Algie

Wallace Algie

The Citation read:

On 11 October 1918 north east of Cambrai, France, Lieutenant Algie was 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 then turned the gun on the enemy, enabling his party to reach the village. He rushed another machine-gun, killing the crew and capturing an officer and 10 men, thereby clearing the end of the village. He then went back for reinforcements but was killed while leading them forward.

Below is Algie’s Service Record noting his death in action and his recommendation for the Victoria Cross.

Killed in action certificate for Wallace Algie.

Killed in Action Wallace Lloyd Algie

Copy of the Victoria Cross Recommendation for Wallace Algie

Wallace Algie VC Recommendation

 

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Wallace Algie - Victoria Cross Recipient
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Wallace Algie - Victoria Cross Recipient
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Lieutenant Wallace Algie was with attacking troops which came under heavy enfilade machine-gun fire from a neighbouring village.
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Mysteries of Canada

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