Commemorates WWI Victoria Cross recipient Lieutenant-Colonel Cyrus Wesley Peck, V.C., D.S.O. & Bar; CO - 16th Bn., Manitoba Regiment (Canadian Scottish), Canadian Expeditionary Force. On 2 September 1918 at Cagnicourt, France, when Lieutenant Colonel Peck's command, after capturing the first objective, was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, he went forward and made a personal reconnaissance under very heavy fire. Returning, he reorganised his battalion and pushed them forward. He then went out, under the most intense artillery and machine-gun fire and intercepted the tanks, giving them the necessary directions, pointing out where they were to make for, and thus paving the way for an infantry battalion to push forward. To this battalion he subsequently gave the necessary support. Grave/memorial at New Westminster Crematorium, Vancouver, BC. Victoria Cross displayed at Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.
Approval Date: 1966-08-18
CGNDB ID: LAFVT