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  • Name: Wallace Lloyd ALGIE
  • D.O.B: 10th Jun, 1891
  • D.O.A: 11th Oct, 1918
  • D.O.D: 11th Oct, 1918
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Lieutenant, 20th Battalion 1st Central Ontario Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 2
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Iwuy, east of Cambrai, France 11 October 1918

11 October 1918

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The First World War 1918 

After the fall of Cambrai to the Allies on 9 October 1918, the Canadian Corps of First Army continued to advance to the north-east. 20th Battalion 1st Central Ontario Regiment took part in the capture of Iwuy, just across the Scheldt to the east, a mile or so south of where it was joined by the Sensée Canal.


 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 the intense fire saved many lives and enabled the position to be held. 

Eighth Supplement to The London Gazette of 28 January 1919. 31 January 1919, Numb. 31155, p. 1504

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