Ellis Wellwood Sifton, V.C. 1891-1917 - Ontario Heritage Trust


Ellis Wellwood Sifton, V.C. 1891-1917

During the Canadian attack on Vimy Ridge in 1917, Wallacetown native Ellis Sifton singlehandedly destroyed an enemy gun post and held the position against counterattack until the arrival of his comrades. For this act of courage he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.


At St. Peter's Church in Tyrconnell, southeast of Wallacetown on County Road 8, near John E. Pearce Provincial Park

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Elgin

Municipality: Municipality of Dutton-Dunwich