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Current Awards:  Victoria Cross OMM/MMM MSM (Cdn) MiD    
Former Awards: Imp.Honours & Foreign DSO MC DCM MSM (Brit) MM 
Service Awards: United Nations NATO Foreign Volunteer Long  
Commemoratives: Confederation Jubilee Provincial      
Imperial Honours & Foreign Awards


Imperial Honours, i.e. recognition granted under the British system of honours, were entwined with the Canadian military's own system of recognition. In 1917, the Nickle Resolution called for the abolition of titular honours. In 1919 the resolution, though not legally binding, was adopted. In 1934, the Royal Prerogative was recognized by Parliament and the resumption of titular honours returned briefly, the former policy returning in 1935 when the government changed. Decorations and medals forming the lower levels of various orders could still be conferred, for example, the British Empire Medal.

During both World Wars, it was not uncommon for "foreign" decorations to be granted to Canadian soldiers, from nations allied to Canada and Britain. Canadians are still eligible in certain circumstances for foreign awards, as when members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry were recognized for their service with US forces in Afghanistan in 2002.

Shaded entries indicate posthumous awards.

  First World War 1914-1918
Number Rank Name Date of Action

Location of Action

Companion of the Order of St. Michael & St. George

The Order of St Michael and St George is an order of chivalry founded in 1818. Admission to the order currently is described as for those who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country, or for important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs. The order consists of three classes below the Sovereign and Grand Master: Knights (or Dames) of the Grand Cross (GCMG), Knights and Dames Commander (KCMG) and Companions of the Order (CMG).

N/A Brig.-General Rattray, J.G.  
N/A Brig.-General Ormond, Dan  
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the most junior and most populous of the British orders of chivalry, having been created on 4 June 1917. The order comprises 5 classes, and two divisions, both military and civil.

N/A Major George, FitzRoy  
N/A Captain Robinson, Charles  
Member of the Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the most junior and most populous of the British orders of chivalry, having been created on 4 June 1917. The order comprises 5 classes, and two divisions, both military and civil.

N/A Lieutenant Tomlinson, David  
ribboncdgbi.gif (1232 bytes) Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Instituted on 25 October 1915 as a means of formally recognizing acts of heroism performed by individuals (of any of the Allied powers while on Belgian soil. A bronze palm on the ribbon indicated that the medal was awarded by the army; a bronze lion indicated it was awarded by a regiment; and a gold lion denoted that the medal was issued by land forces.

  Sergeant Seeley, John    
426402 Corporal Knight, Arthur    
  Corporal Robinson, James    
624570 Private Grainger, Albert    
21491 Private McTurk, James    
81937 Private Webb, Jesse    
ribboncdgf.gif (1221 bytes) Croix de Guerre (France)

Established by the French Republic in 1915 to commemorate individual Mentions in Despatches and awarded to officers and soldiers of all ranks of the French armed forces, as well as Allied officers and men mentioned in French Despatches.

N/A Lieutenant Colonel Ormond, Daniel Mowat    
  Captain Mitchell, William    
  Sergeant McIntosh, William    
  Corporal Baker, William    
  Corporal Smith, Ray    
  Private Main, Percy    
ribbonmedmil.gif (1074 bytes) Medaille Militaire (France)

Established 22 January 1852.

  Sergeant Andrews, Percy    
  Sergeant Caminer, Hugh    
ribbonstanislas.gif (1183 bytes) Order of St. Stanislas, Third Class, with Swords (Russia)

Awarded in four grades.

N/A Major Ormond, Daniel Mowat    
N/A Lieutenant Robson, Sidney    
No undress ribbon Order of St. George, First Class (Russia)

Instituted in 1769 in four grades for meritorious military services or bravery in combat.

  Sergeant Major Good, Robert    
ribbongeorge4.gif (1148 bytes) Cross of St. George, Fourth Class (Russia)

Instituted in 1769 in four grades for meritorious military services or bravery in combat.

20252 Lance Corporal Komich, Joseph    
  Private Belinski, Theodore    
  Private Koewve, Harry    
461103 Private Mulford, Frederick    
  Private Yashikawa, Matakichi    

  Second World War 1939-1945
Number Rank Name Date of Action

Location of Action

Link to Award Doc

Member of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the most junior and most populous of the British orders of chivalry, having been created on 4 June 1917. The order comprises 5 classes, and two divisions, both military and civil.
N/A Captain Dore, Charles Wilson N/A N/A Link to award document
N/A Captain Macdonell, Angus Joseph Jeffrey N/A N/A Link to award document
N/A Captain Wood, Gordon Bud N/A N/A Link to award document
M10719 RSM Bowen, Vincent Oliver N/A N/A Link to award document
British Empire Medal

The British Empire Medal was established in 1922 to replace the Medal of the Order of the British Empire. The medal is bestowed for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown. Recipients are not members of the Order but the medals are affiliated with it.

M11054 CQMS Brandon, George N/A N/A Link to award document
ribboncdgb.gif (1183 bytes) Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium)

A reinstitution of the First World War award, beginning in 1941.

Captain McKinstry, Frederick John Brown 21 Sep 1944 Albert Canal, Belgium Link to award document
(file no. only - document not online)
Captain Turnbull, Andrew Ross Sep 1944 Albert Canal, Belgium Link to award document
(file no. only - document not online)
M104586 Corporal Berezay, Laverne Joseph

22 Sep 1944

Albert Canal, Belgium

Link to award document
(file no. only - document not online)
K49288 Private Patriquin, Clarence Gorley 30 Sep - 1 Aug 1944 Brecht, Belgium Link to award document
(file no. only - document not online)
Bronze Lion (Holland)
M12601 Sergeant Ferguson, Donald

31 Mar 1945 -1 Apr 1945

Doetinchem, The Netherlands

Link to award document
B138031 Lance Corporal McVay, Gordon Stanley

Oct 1944

Ossendrecht, The Netherlands

Link to award document
M60703 Corporal Sherring, William John Henry 1 Apr 1945 Doetinchem, The Netherlands Link to award document
Bronze Cross (Holland)
Lieutenant, RCSigs (attached) Wills, William Syms

26 Sep 1945

Hoogerheide, The Netherlands

Link to award document
H43089 Private Gregor, Marvin Martin

25 Oct 1944

Woensdrecht, The Netherlands

Link to award document
K2004 Private Walton, Joseph Michael

7 Oct  - 31 Oct 1944

South Beveland, The Netherlands

Link to award document
ribboncdggii.gif (1204 bytes) Croix de Guerre avec Etoile d'Argent (France)

The different classes of despatches for which a recipient was awarded the cross may be recognized by the following emblems on the ribbon: the silver star represented a Divisional level Despatch.

Lieutenant Ross, Robert Whitla 12 Aug 1944 Clair Tizon, France
(Award presented 22 June 1945 to Captain Ross)
Link to award document
ribboncdggii.gif (1204 bytes) Croix de Guerre avec Etoile d'Bronze (France)

The different classes of despatches for which a recipient was awarded the cross may be recognized by the following emblems on the ribbon: the bronze star represented a Brigade or Regimental level Despatch.

M11034 Lance Sergeant Harbut, Sidney Robert 12 Aug 1944 Clair Tizon, France Link to award document
(file no. only - document not online)
ribbonleopold.gif (1050 bytes) Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II with Palm (Belgium)

Instituted in 1900 as an Order for the Congo State, becoming a Belgian Order in 1908.  Awarded to Belgians and foreigners for services to the Sovereign of Belgium, and as a token of Leopold II's personal goodwill.  Awarded in 5 classes, with 3 additional medals.

Captain McKinstry, Frederick John Brown 21 Sep 1944 Albert Canal, Belgium Link to award document
(file no. only - document not online)
Captain Turnbull, Andrew Ross Sep 1944 Albert Canal, Belgium Link to award document
(file no. only - document not online)

 


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