Filip Konowal

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VC870   Filip Konowal

Name   Filip Konowal   No.      

VC Issue No.   870   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, British Columbia Regiment, 47th (British Columbia) Battalion

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won   Acting Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Acting Corporal

Place Of Birth   Kedeski (Kutcowce), Podolsky (Podolskoy), Ukraine

Place Of Death   The Veterans Pavillion, Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Notre Dame de Lourdes Cemetery, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section A, Lot 502

Gazetted   26 November 1917

VC Presented   5 December 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Notre Dame de Lourdes Cemetery, Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bronze Plaque, Royal Canadian Legion Building, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Cartier Square, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P  Memorial Plaque, St John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Drill Hall, Govenor-General's Foot Guards, Ottawa, Canada

Memorial Cairn, Selo Ukraina Memorial Park, Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada

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

Memorial Plaque & Statue, Kutkiw, Ukraine

P  Memorial Plaque, D943 Route de Bethune, Lens, France

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire


By The Way…

The Victoria Cross was bought by the Canadian War Museum in 1969 from his widow, later it went missing in 1973 after it was removed for a photo session, reported missing by the museum in 2001 and seized by the RCMP on the 5 April 2004 from Jeffrrey Hoare Auctions, London, Ontario

He was found not guilty of killing a man on the grounds of insanity due to his war wounds in July 1919


VC Held By

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

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BORN   15 September 1886

DIED   3 June 1959   AGE   72

VC Won   22-24 August 1917   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Lens, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917