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Wallace Lloyd Algie

Wallace Lloyd Algie

Male 1889 - 1918  (29 years)

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  • Name Wallace Lloyd Algie 
    Born 10 Jun 1889  Alton Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1901  Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1916  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's working as a banker and living at 75 Dewson St. when he signed up with the army in April of this year.
    Died 11 Oct 1918  Cambrai, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, Nord, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1165  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2015 

    Father Dr. James Algie,   b. 8 Apr 1858, Ayr, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1928, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Rachel Jago,   b. 10 Jun 1857, Lanteglos, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1917, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1880  Rockwood, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albums
    William Algie gallery
    William Algie gallery (21)
    The house in Alton, Ontario. Some shots of William Algie's mill, Dr. James Algie, and Wallace Lloyd Algie.
    Family ID F371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1889 - Alton Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1916 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Oct 1918 - Cambrai, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, Nord, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wallace Lloyd Algie
    Wallace Lloyd Algie
    Rushing forward with nine volunteers he shot the crew of an enemy machine-gun and then turned the gun on the enemy...

    Documents
    from Lt. W.L. Algie war record
    from Lt. W.L. Algie war record

    Headstones
    Algie
    Algie
    Wallace Lloyd Algie

    Histories
    Alton Park
    Alton Park
    Wallace Lloyd Algie
    Wallace Lloyd Algie
    description of the last battle
    Dewson St.
    Dewson St.
    General view, not of a particular address.

    Wallace Lloyd Algie lived on this street in 1916.

    Places
    Cambrai, France
    Cambrai, France

  • Notes 
    • He enlists as a private and rises to the rank of lieutenant.

      He was awarded a Victoria Cross for what he did in France on Oct. 11 1918.

      A Canadian govt website describes what was going on in "The Last Hundred Days"...
      http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/feature/hundreddays?filter=range&start=61

      In telling of this attack, Colonel Rourke, the C. O. of the 20th, who is also a South African veteran, said: "It was the nerviest thing I have ever seen." In his words Lieut. Algie was "the man in front" at Cambria. His batman, Pte. Saunders, to whom he was deeply attached, was killed almost at the same instant as himself. Lieut. Algie's last spoken words to his men were, "Carry On."

      Wallace's medal is now part of the Lord Ashcroft VC collection which is planned to go display at the Imperial War Museum in London, England. http://www.lordashcroft.com/vccollection/index.html

      The legion building in Alton, Ontario bears his name.