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VC1030    Alexander Picton Brereton

Name   Alexander Picton Brereton   No.   830651   

VC Issue No.   1030   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles), Manitoba Regiment



Rank VC Won    A/Corporal

Rank End Of Career  Warrant Officer Class II

Place Of Birth   Oak River, Alexander, Manitoba, Canada

Place Of Death   Golden Hills Lodge, Three Hills, Alberta or Colonel Belcher Hospital, Calgary, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Elnora Cemetery, Alberta, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   15 June 1976

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   27 September 1918

VC Presented   24 October 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Elnora Cemetery, Alberta, Canada

Brereton Royal Canadian Legion Post, Elnora, Alberta, Canada

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

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada          

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

P  VC Obelisk, Military Heritage Park, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

After the war he went back to farming in Alberta, Canada

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



VC 1029 VC 1031
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BORN   13 November 1892

DIED   11 June 1976  AGE   83

VC Won   9 August 1918   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Aubrecourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War