Claude J.P. Nunney, V.C. 1892-1918

Born in Ireland, Nunney was brought up in Lancaster Township, Glengarry. He enlisted in the 38th Battalion, C.E.F., in 1915 and in 1916 was sent to France where he won the Military Medal and Distinguished Conduct Medal. On September 1, 1918, his unit was heavily counter-attacked near Vis-en-Artois. On his own initiative, Private Nunney went through the German barrage to the forward posts, where, by his fearless example, he encouraged his companions to repulse the enemy. During the Canadian attack on the following day, he was continually in the forefront, and "displayed throughout the highest degree of valour." Severely wounded, he died on September 18, and was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously.


At the Royal Canadian Legion, County Road 34, Lancaster

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Municipality: Township of South Glengarry