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Lieutenant S. Lewis Honey, V.C., D.C.M., M.M., 1894-1918

Born at Conn, Honey enlisted in January, 1915 with the 34th Battalion, C.E.F. and served in France with the 78th Battalion. During a Canadian attack in September, 1918, in the Bourlon Wood area, he reorganized his unit under severe fire, and rushed a machine-gun post single-handed, capturing the guns and ten prisoners. Later he repelled four enemy counter-attacks and led a party which took another post and three guns. On September 29 he led his company against a strong enemy position and was mortally wounded on the last day of the attack. For his conspicuous bravery, Lieutenant Honey was posthumously awarded the British Empire’s highest decoration for military valour, the Victoria Cross.

Location

On the front lawn of the Royal Canadian Legion, 140 King Street West, Mount Forest

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Wellington

Municipality: Township of Wellington North

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