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Harry G.B. Miner, V.C. 1891-1918

Harry G.B. Miner, V.C. 1891-1918

Photo by contributor Guusje Litjens - Posted August, 2010

Harry G.B. Miner, V.C. 1891-1918

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Plaque Location

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent
On the north side of Road 3 just east of Road 10
street number 8643

Coordinates: N 42 16.993 W 82 01.785


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Plaque Text

Born in Raleigh Township, Miner enlisted in the 142nd Battalion, C.E.F. in December, 1915, and the following year transferred to the 58th Battalion, then serving in France. During a Canadian attack near Amiens on August 8, 1918, Corporal Miner rushed a German machine gun post single-handed and turned the gun on the enemy. Later, with two companions, he assaulted another post and put its gun out of action, following which he again attacked alone and captured an enemy bombing post. In carrying out these gallant acts he was mortally wounded. For his conspicuous bravery Corporal Miner was posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre and the British Empire's highest award for military valour, the Victoria Cross.


Victoria Cross

Chatham-Kent Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted April 16, 2014
I've just come across a drinking glass and a wine glass with Cpl Miner's details on them, plus a sheet of paper with his citation details. That is why I Googled his name to find out more. Such an heroic man, and I'm so glad his name is celebrated so well in Canada.
Norman Ellis, England norman.ellis01@btinternet.com

> Posted November 24, 2013
What cemetery are his parents and siblings buried in? He had 6 siblings. I can be contacted at: ejepson@inbox.com

> Posted May 30, 2011
Harry G.B miner was a great hero. I have heard of him before but I never realized how special he truly was! It was too bad that he was mortally wounded!:( it is a good thing he got the highest military valour the Victoria Cross. He must have been really good to have done all these things. I am so happy we have had people like him in our world

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