Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Wallace Lloyd Algie

In memory of:

Lieutenant Wallace Lloyd Algie

October 11, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

916711

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

20th Battalion

Citation(s):

An extract from 'The London Gazette', No. 31155, dated January 28, 1919, records the following:
For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 11th October, 1918, north-east of Cambrai, when with attacking troops which came under heavy enfilade machine-gun fire from a neighbouring village. Rushing forward with nine volunteers, he shot the crew of an enemy machine gun, and, turning it on the enemy, enabled his party to reach the village. He then rushed another machine gun, killed the crew, captured an officer and 10 enemy, and thereby cleared the end of the village. Lt. Algie, having established his party, went back for reinforcements, but was killed when leading them forward. His valour and personal initiative in the face of intense fire saved many lives and enabled the position to be held. British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Honours and Awards:

Victoria Cross

Additional Information


Born:

June 10, 1891
Alton, Ontario

Enlistment:

April 19, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Dr. James Algie, and Rachel Algie, of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Ada E. and Bessie Algie of Toronto, Ontario. Lieutenant Wallace Algie listed his civilian occupation as banker.

Commemorated on Page 358 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Wallace Lloyd Algie is a recipient of the Victoria Cross.
Complete list of Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NIAGARA CEMETERY, IWUY
Nord, France

Grave Reference:

C. 7.

Location:

Iwuy is a village approximately 8 kilometres north-east of Cambrai and NIAGARA CEMETERY, IWUY, is 1 kilometre south-east of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Memorial– Canadian Buffs Memorial, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent
“IN MEMORY OF OFFICERS OF THE CANADIAN BUFFS WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914-1919, ERECTED BY COMRADES”
  • Lt Algie V. C. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 449– Erected by the Town of Caledon in 1989, the Alton War memorial sits in front of the Lt Algie V. C. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 449.  It was dedicated to those who lost their lives in war, by the Families and Citizens of the Town of Caledon.
  • War Memorial– Erected by the Town of Caledon in 1989, the Alton War memorial sits in front of the Lt Algie V. C. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 449.  It was dedicated to those who lost their lives in war, by the Families and Citizens of the Town of Caledon.
  • Photo of Wallace Lloyd Algie– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Wallace Lloyd Algie– This photo of Lieutenant Wallace Lloyd Algie was taken from the regimental history of The Queen's Own Rifles (1960).  Lieutenant Algie first began his military service in the militia with the QOR and then enlisted in the 198th Battalion, which is one of six battalions that the QOR offically perpetuate from the First World War.  He is therefore listed as a Victoria Cross winner of the Regiment.
  • Photo of Wallace Algie
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 1 February 1919.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Award Citation– Personal Information Sheet
  • Service Records– Casualty Form - Active Service (front)
  • Service Records– Casualty Form - Active Service (back)
  • War Diary– Extract from 20th Battalion War Diary for October 1918.
  • Attestation Paper (front)
  • Cenotaph– Barrie Military Heritage Park, Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients.
  • Gravemarker– Wallace Algie, V.C. at rest at Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, France

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