b. 24/12/1892 Dublin, Ireland. d. 18/09/1918 Vis-en-Artois, France.
He was a Private in the 38th (Ottawa) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, during the First World War when the following deeds took place for which he was awarded the VC.
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. When his battalion which was preparing to advance, was heavily counter-attacked by the enemy, Private Nunney on his own initiative, went forward through the barrage to the company out-post lines, going from post to post and encouraging the men by his own fearless example.
He died aged 25, 16 days after receiving what proved to be mortal wounds.
LOCATION OF MEDAL:THE ARMOURY, CORNWALL, ONTARIO, CANADA.
BURIAL PLACE: AUBIGNY COMMUNAL EXTENSION, FRANCE.
Cemetery Plan courtesy of Kevin Brazier
PLOT IV, ROW B, GRAVE 39.
South Glengarry, Ontario