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Ellis Wellwood Sifton, V.C. 1891-1917

Ellis Wellwood Sifton, V.C. 1891-1917

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Ellis Wellwood Sifton, V.C. 1891-1917

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

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich
At a church at the end of Road 8
4.3 km from Road 3 in Wallacetown
on the north side of the road, street number 29596


Coordinates: N 42 36.415 W 81 26.424

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Plaque Text

Born and educated in Wallacetown, Sifton joined the 18th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, in October 1914. During the Canadian attack on Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917, his company was held up by the fire of a German machine gun. Lance-Sergeant Sifton charged it single handled, killed the crew and held the position against enemy counter attack until his comrades arrived. In carrying out his gallant act he was killed, but his conspicuous valour undoubtedly saved many lives and contributed largely to the success of the operation. The British Empire's highest award for military valour, the Victoria Cross, was awarded posthumously to Ellis Sifton.


Another plaque at this location
St. Peter's Church 1827

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