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VC910   The Hon. George Pearkes

Name   The Hon. George Pearkes   No.     

VC Issue No.   910   Awards   VC    CB   DSO   MC

Regiment    5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, Quebec Regiment, C Company, CEF



Rank VC Won   Acting Major

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Place Of Death   At a rest home, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Saanich, Sidney, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section 4 - West

Gazetted   11 January 1918

VC Presented   22 June 1918, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Saanich, Sidney, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Memorial Plaque,  Royal Canadian Mounted Police Museum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Pearkes Royal Canadian Legion Post, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, Canada

Pearkes Royal Canadian Legion Post, Princeton, British Columbia, Canada

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

Pearkes Recreation Centre, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

General  George Pearkes Elementary School, Hudsons Bay, British Columbia, Canada

George Pearkes Junior High School, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Mount Pearkes, Near Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada

By The Way…

In 1945, he was elected Progressive Conservative MP for Nanaimo, British Columbia, appointed Minister of Defence and became a Canadian Privy Councillor in 1957, and was Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia from 1960 to 1968

VC Held By

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



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The First World War

BORN   26 February 1888

DIED   30 May 1984    AGE   96

VC Won   30-31 October 1917   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Vapour Farm, Passchendale, Belguim

War/Campaign   First World War 1917