Sgt. Spall VC, Memorial Cross fund

Sgt. Spall was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 13 Aug.1918, near Parvilliers, France.

His Citation reads:


For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice when, during an enemy counter-attack, his platoon was isolated. Thereupon Sgt. Spall took a Lewis gun and, standing on the parapet, fired upon the advancing enemy, inflicting very severe casualties. He then came down the trench directing the men into a sap seventy-five yards from the enemy. Picking up another Lewis gun, this gallant N.C.O. again climbed the parapet, and by his fire held up the enemy. It was while holding up the enemy at this point that he was killed. Sgt. Spall deliberately gave his life in order to extricate his platoon from a most difficult situation, and it was owing to his bravery that the platoon was saved.
"”The London Gazette, 26 October 1918

All money raised will go towards buying back the Memorial Cross of Sgt. Spall VC. It is a piece of Canada's History, and it belongs with his Victoria Cross in the Museum of Regiments in Calgary Alberta and with his Regimental Families care.If we do not have the winning bid, all funds collected will go straight to the Regimental fund with a specification that it be used for procurements only!

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  • Dave MacLeod 
    • $25 
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  • Philip Berikoff 
    • $25 
    • 84 mos
  • James Ansell 
    • $500 
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  • Barbara Hermann 
    • $50 
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David Jackson 
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