Chapter: Canadian Symbols
Topic: The Victoria Cross
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Canadian William Hall was the first _______________ man to win the Victoria Cross.

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____ Canadians have won the Victoria Cross since 1854.

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The first Canadian to receive a Victoria Cross who wasn’t born within the boundaries of the British Empire was born in __________________.

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The last award of a Victoria Cross to a Canadian was in _______________.

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The first Canadian to win the Victoria Cross, Lt Alexander Roberts Dunn, was awarded it for his actions in the ______________________.

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The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is awarded for conspicuous gallantry, daring, self-sacrifice, or dedication to duty when faced by a military enemy. It is the highest honour a Canadian can earn. 96 Canadians have won the VC from 1854, including the first recipient, Lt Alexander Roberts Dunn, who took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in the Crimean War in 1854, William Hall, the first black man to win the VC during the siege of Lucknow in the Indian Rebellion in 1857, and Cpl Filip Konowal, who was awarded the VC during the First World War, becoming the first Canadian to receive the award who was not born within the bounds of the British Empire (he was originally from Ukraine).

The Victoria CrossOther notable recipients are Capt Billy Bishop, who won the VC in World War I in the Royal  Flying Corps, Capt Paul Triquet fighting in Italy during  World War II, and Lt Robert Hampton Grey, killed during a bombing raid which sank a Japanese warship just before the end of World War II, making him the last Canadian recipient of the VC up to the present day.


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