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VC798   Thain Wendell MacDowell

Name   Thain Wendell MacDowell   No.      

VC Issue No.   798   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 38th (Ottawa) Battalion, B Company


Now   The Cameron Highlanders Of Ottawa Duke Of Edinburghs Own

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Lachute, Quebec (great grandparents home), Canada

Place Of Death   Nassau, Bahamas

Buried/Location Ashes   Oakland Cemetery, RR3, Brockville, Ontario, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Anglican Section, Lot 112 (Richardson family plot)

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Oakland Cemetery, RR3, Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Intersection King Street And Church Street, Maitland, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

In 1937/8 an impostor claimed to be MacDowell and wore a miniature VC around Sydney, Australia

VC Held By

University of Toronto Memorial Trust, Ontario, Canada



VC 797 VC 799
VC 797
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The First World War

BORN   16 September 1890

DIED   27 March 1960   AGE   69

VC Won   9 April 1917   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Vimy Ridge, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917