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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 10/04/1892 Mountain Dale, Canada. d. 13/03/1978 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

 

Born April 10, 1892 in Mountain Dale, Kings County, New Brunswick, the son of Elizabeth Celia (Myles) and George Lord Gregg, he graduated with an MA from Acadia University in 1916. Milton Gregg served during the First World War as an officer of The Royal Canadian Regiment. During combat in France in 1917, his actions earned him the Military Cross and in 1918 further valour added a bar to the Cross. Near Cambrai, Nord, France on September 28, 1918 his actions during the Battle of the Canal du Nord earned him the Victoria Cross.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 28th September, when the advance of the brigade was held up by fire from both flanks and by thick, uncut wire, he crawled forward alone and explored the wire until he found a small gap through which he subsequently led his men and forced an entry into the enemy trench. The enemy counter-attacked in force and, through lack of bombs, the situation became critical. Although wounded Lt. Gregg returned alone under terrific fire and collected a further supply. Then rejoining his party, which by this time was much reduced in numbers, and in spite of a second wound, he reorganized his men and led them with the greatest determination against the enemy trenches, which he finally cleared. He personally killed or wounded 11 of the enemy and took 25 prisoners, in addition to 12 machine guns captured in the trench. Remaining with his company in spite of wounds he again on the 30th September led his men in attack until severely wounded. The outstanding valour of this officer saved many casualties and enabled the advance to continue.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT MUSEUM, LONDON, ONTARIO.

BURIAL PLACE: SNIDER MOUNTAIN CEMETERY, SNIDER MOUNTAIN, FREDERICTON.

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Milton Fowler Gregg

VC, PC, OC, CBE, MC, ED, CD

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Medals, uniform and statue at Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, London, Ontario

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6th January 1919

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