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VC1000   George Burdon McKean

Name    George Burdon McKean  No.      

VC Issue No.   1000   Awards   VC    MC   MM

Regiment   14th Battalion, Quebec Regiment, CEF



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Willington, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   Potter's Bar Hospital, Hertfordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brighton Extra-Mural Cemetery, Lewes Road, Brighton, Sussex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Grave 41624

Gazetted   28 June 1918

VC Presented   17 or 31 July 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Brighton Extra-Mural Cemetery, Lewes Road, Brighton, Sussex, England

Mount McKean, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P  Memorial, La Place du Lt George Burden McKean, Cagnicourt, France

By The Way…

He was killed after being hit by pieces of a broken circular saw while cutting logs at his sawmill in Cuffley, Hertfordshire

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



VC 999 VC 1001
VC 999
VC 1001

BORN   4 July 1888

DIED   26 November 1926  AGE   38

VC Won   27-28 April 1918   AGE   29

Place VC Won    Gavrelle Sector, Arras, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War