CEF Award Detail

Lieutenant Milton Fowler Gregg

Victoria Cross

Regimental Number:
Canadian Infantry
Royal Canadian Regiment
Enlistment Date:
November 5, 1914
Date of Birth:
April 10, 1892
Date of Death:
March 13, 1978
Canal du Nord
Date of Award:
September 28, 1918
Lt. Milton Fowler Gregg, M.C., R. Can. Regt., Nova Scotia R. - For most conspicuous bravery and initiative during operations near Cambrai, 27th September to 1st October, 1918. 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 reorganised 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 this 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.
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Stolen from RCR Museum, London, Ontario, in 1980 and has been missing ever since
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Source: The Royal Canadian Regiment 1883 - 1933
Soldier Notes:

It is not specified what battalion he originally enlisted with (#50051). He was serving with the 18th Battalion when he was wounded on May 22, 1915 and joined The Royal Canadian Regiment in the field on May 1, 1917 where he served for sixteen months. He was wounded in action on June 9, 1917 and again on October 1, 1918 while serving with the RCR. He was awarded the Military Cross and the Victoria Cross, the latter on September 28, 1918.

Later attained the rank of Brigadier. 

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