Algie, Wallace Lloyd

Wallace Lloyd Algie
Wallace Lloyd Algie

Date of Birth 1891-06-10 Place of birth: Alton (Caledon), Ontario Date of Death 1918-10-11 Place of death: Cambrai, France

VC Citation: For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 11th October, 1918, north-east of Cambrai, when with attacking troops which came under heavy enfilade machine-gun fire from a neighbouring village. Rushing forward with nine volunteers, he shot the crew of an enemy machine gun, and, turning it on the enemy, enabled his party to reach the village. He then rushed another machine gun, killed the crew. captured an officer and 10 enemy, and thereby cleared the end of the village. Lt. Algie, having established his party, went back for reinforcements, but was killed when leading them forward. His valour and personal initiative in the face of intense fire saved many lives and enabled the position to be held.—The London Gazette, No. 31155, 28 January 1919.

Interment InfoLieutenant Algie was buried at Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, France. The gravesite is located 5 mi (8.0 km) north east of Cambrai. The headstone is located at Grave 7, Row C.

Location of VC: Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London

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