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Claude J.P. Nunney, V.C. 1892-1918

Claude J.P. Nunney, V.C. 1892-1918

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Claude J.P. Nunney, V.C. 1892-1918

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Glengarry
In Lancaster, in front of the Legion building
on the east side of Road 34 just north of Road 17


Coordinates: N 45 08.718 W 74 30.229

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Plaque Text

Born in Ireland, Nunney was brought up in Lancaster Township, Glengarry. He enlisted in the 38th Battalion, C.E.F. in 1915 and in 1916 was sent to France where he won the Military Medal and Distinguished Conduct Medal. On September 1, 1918, his unit was heavily counter-attacked near Vis-en-Artois. On his own initiative Private Nunney went through the German barrage to the forward posts, where, by his fearless example, he encouraged his companions to repulse the enemy. During the Canadian attack on the following day, he was continually in the forefront, and "displayed throughout the highest degree of valour". Severely wounded, he died on September 18, and was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously.

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