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November 05, 2006

2 Victoria Crosses at St. Catharines Museum

Between 4-11 November, the St. Catharines Museum will be exhibiting the originals of the only two Victoria Cross medals connected to the Niagara region. The two Victoria Crosses, the highest award for bravery in the British Empire, were both awarded during the First World War – one to LCpl Fred Fisher who was born in St. Catharines and joined the Royal Highland Regiment of Canada (Black Watch) in Montreal; the other to Lt (later Col) Graham Thomson Lyall, a local resident who enlisted in the 19th Lincoln Regiment, now The Lincoln and Welland Regiment.

Posted by Rob at November 5, 2006 05:14 PM