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This Dieppe hero, Lieut.-Col. Cecil Merritt of Vancouver, commanded the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Now a prisoner of the Germans, he was the first Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross in this war. Although twice wounded, and before taken prisoner, he continued to direct the unit's operations. His gallantry and leadership will never be forgotten by the men of his regiment. His wife and family are making their home in Belleville, Ont., for the duration. Open in full size

This Dieppe hero, Lieut.-Col. Cecil Merritt of Vancouver, commanded the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Now a prisoner of the Germans, he was the first Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross in this war. Although twice wounded, and before taken prisoner, he continued to direct the unit's operations. His gallantry and leadership will never be forgotten by the men of his regiment. His wife and family are making their home in Belleville, Ont., for the duration.

Picture, 1942, English

This Dieppe hero, Lieut.-Col. Cecil Merritt of Vancouver, commanded the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Now a prisoner of the Germans, he was the first Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross in this war. Although twice wounded, and before taken prisoner, he continued to direct the unit's operations. His gallantry and leadership will never be forgotten by the men of his regiment. His wife and family are making their home in Belleville, Ont., for the duration.

Picture, 1942, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Merritt; C C I

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0068153f