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Lieutenant S. Lewis Honey, V.C., D.C.M., M.M. 1894-1918

Lieutenant S. Lewis Honey, V.C., D.C.M., M.M. 1894-1918

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Lieutenant S. Lewis Honey, V.C., D.C.M., M.M. 1894-1918

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Wellington
The Township of Wellington North
In Mount Forest, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion
on King Street West, west of Main Street


Coordinates: N 43 58.822 W 80 44.040

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Plaque Text

Born at Conn, Honey enlisted in January, 1915 with the 34th Battalion C.E.F. and served in France with the 78th Battalion. During a Canadian attack in September, 1918, in the Bourlon Wood area, he reorganized his unit under severe fire, and rushed a machine-gun post single-handed, capturing the guns and ten prisoners. Later he repelled four enemy counter-attacks and led a party which took another post and three guns. On September 29 he led his company against a strong enemy position and was mortally wounded on the last day of the attack. For his conspicuous bravery, Lieutenant Honey was posthumously awarded the British Empire's highest decoration for military valour, the Victoria Cross.


Another plaque at this location
Captain Frederick W. Campbell, V.C. 1867-1915

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Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted July 3, 2010
Thank you for informing us of the moving of Lt Hoey, VC's plaque. I have been looking for it in Conn ! By the way, in Conn, there is still a "Historical Plaque" sign on the corner of Hiway 89 pointing to where the Plaque used to be !

> Posted February 22, 2010
This plaque is no longer located in Conn. It has been moved to the Royal Canadian Legion hall in Mount Forest. [Editor's Response: Thanks. I've made the change.]




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