Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney

In memory of:

Private Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney

September 18, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

410935

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

38th Battalion

Citation(s):

An extract from the "London Gazette" Supplement (No. 31067) dated December 13, 1918, records the following:

For most conspicuous bravery during the operations against the Drocourt-Queant line on Sept. 1st and 2nd, 1918. On Sept. 1st, when his battalion was in the vicinity of Vis-en-Artois, preparatory to the advance, the enemy laid down a heavy barrage and counter-attacked. Pte. Nunney, who was at this time at company headquarters, immediately on his own initiative proceeded through the barrage to the company outpost lines, going from post to post and encouraging the men by his own fearless example. The enemy were repulsed and a critical situation was saved. During the attack on Sept. 2nd, his dash continually placed him in advance of his companions, and his fearless example undoubtedly helped greatly to carry the company forward to its objectives.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Victoria Cross

Additional Information


Born:

December 24, 1892
Dublin, Ireland

Enlistment:

March 8, 1915
Ottawa, Ontario

Brother of Private Alfred Nunney, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment).

Commemorated on the Captain MacDowell and Private Nunney Plaque.

Commemorated on Page 479 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney is a recipient of the Victoria Cross.
Complete list of Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients

Burial Information


Cemetery:

AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. B. 39.

Location:

Aubigny Communal Cemetery is south of the village of Aubigny-en-Artois and the Cemetery Extension is behind it. The village of Aubigny-en-Artois is approximately 15 kilometres north-west of Arras on the road to St. Pol. After turning into the village from the N.39 on the D.75, the Cemetery lies south on a road leading from the centre of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Attestation Paper (front)
  • Attestation Paper (back)
  • War Diary – Extract from 38th Battalion War Diary for September 1918
  • Service Records (front) – Casualty Form - Active Service
  • Service Records – Casualty Form - Active Service
  • Military Will
  • Photograph – Pte C.J.P. Nunney, V.C.
  • Award Citation – Personal Information Sheet
  • Cenotaph – Barrie Military Park, Canadian Victoria Cross Recipients, Cenotaph
  • Grave Marker
  • Gravemarker – Tombstone in Aubigny communal cemetery near Arras, France.

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