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VC904   Christopher Patrick John O’Kelly

Name   Christopher Patrick John O’Kelly   No.      

VC Issue No.   904   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment    52nd Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, A Company, CEF



Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Place Of Death   Lac Seul, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Lost in Lac Seul, Ontario, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   11 January 1918

VC Presented   23 March 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Memorial Cairn, Goose Island, Lac Seul, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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

Wooden Cross originally raised on Goose Island, recovered and presented to local branch of Royal Canadian Legion

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

By The Way…

He survived the war, but disappeared after a canoeing accident in 1922, on Lac Seul, Ontario, his body never to be found

VC Held By

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



VC 903 VC 905
VC 903
VC 905

The First World War

BORN   18 November 1895

DIED   4 January 1950    AGE   51

VC Won   26 October 1917   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Passchendaele, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917