Captain Francis Scrimger

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Born: 10/02/1881

Died: 13/02/1937

Unit: Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

Location of VC action: Wieltje, Belgium

Date of VC action: 25/04/1915 – during the Second Battle of Ypres

Citation: On the afternoon of 25th April, 1915, in the neighbourhood of Ypres, when in charge of an advanced dressing station in some farm buildings, which were being heavily shelled by the enemy, he directed under heavy fire the removal of the wounded, and he himself carried a severely wounded Officer out of a stable in search of a place of greater safety. When he was unable alone to carry this Officer further, he remained with him under fire till help could be obtained. During the very heavy fighting between 22nd and 25th April, Captain Scrimger displayed continuously day and night the greatest devotion to his duty among the wounded at the front.

His VC and campaign medals were presented to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by his daughters in 2005. (See Map Below)

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