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VC1068    William Henry Metcalf


Name   William Henry Metcalf    No.      

VC Issue No.   1068   Awards   VC   MM  

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 16th (Canadian Scottish) Battalion, Manitoba Regiment



Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Waite, Washington County, Maine, USA

Place Of Death   At his home, South Portland, Maine

Buried/Location Ashes   Bayside Cemetery, Eastport, Maine, USA


Date Buried/Cremated   12 August 1968

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section D, Plot 11 - NW

Gazetted   15 November 1918

VC Presented   26 January 1919 by King George V at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England


P  Headstone, Bayside Cemetery, Eastport, Maine, USA

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

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

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

P  Memorial Plaque, Villers-les-Cagnicourt, Nr Arras, France

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Barrie Military Heritage Park, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

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

P  Memorial Plaque, Villers les Cagnicourt, Pas-de-Calais, France

By The Way…

A new headstone was erected in October 2012 showing the Victoria Cross

VC Held By

Canadian Scottish Regiment Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada



VC 1067 VC 1069
VC 1067
VC 1069

BORN   29 January 1885

DIED   8 August 1968  AGE   86

VC Won   2 September 1918   AGE   33

Place VC Won  Arras, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War