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VC917   Robert Gordon McBeath

Name   Robert Gordon McBeath   No.   240171  

VC Issue No.   917   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Seaforth Highlanders, 1/5th Battalion

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Kinlochbervie, Lairg, Sutherlandshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Mountain View Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Cremated   Mountain View Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Masonic Section 193, Lot 6

Gazetted   11 January 1918

VC Presented   16 February 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Mountain View Crematorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

P  Memorial Cairn, over looking Loch Innis, Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Scotland

Mount McBeath, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

McBeath Court, Kinlochbervie, Sutherland,  Scotland

By The Way…

Whilst serving with the Vancouver Police, he was shot in the chest, and killed whilst attempting to arrest Fred Deal, who had been driving erratically on Granville Street. His killer, Deal, was sentenced to death, but it was reduced to 21 years in prison on appeal


VC Held By

Highlanders Regiment Museum, Fort George, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland



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The First World War

BORN   22 December 1898

DIED   9 October 1922    AGE   23

VC Won   20 November 1917   AGE   18

Place VC Won   West of Cambrai, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917