John Pattison,Victoria Cross,General Gordon Square,Woolwich,London On 10 April 1917 at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in the area of Hill 145 (the location of today's Memorial), when the advance of Canadian troops was held up by an enemy machine-gun that was inflicting severe casualties, Private Pattison, with utter disregard of his own safety, sprang forward and jumping from shell-hole to shell-hole, reached cover within thirty yards of the enemy gun. From this point, in the face of heavy fire he hurled bombs killing and wounding some of the crew, and then rushed forward overcoming and bayoneting the surviving five gunners. His initiative and valour undoubtedly saved the situation. He was killed in action at Lens, France, on 3 June 1917. He is buried at La Chaudière Military Cemetery, France located 7 miles north of Arras (plot IV, row C, grave 14). John George Pattison - Wikipedia Private PATTISON, JOHN GEORGE Service Number 808887 Died 03/06/1917 Aged 42 50th Bn. Canadian Infantry V C Son of Harry and Mary Pattison; husband of Mrs. S. L. Pattison, of Suite 12, Curtis Block, Calgary, Alberta. Native of New Cross, England. INSCRIPTION LEST WE FORGET" MOTHER, WIFE AND FAMILY Buried at LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY Location: Pas de Calais, France Number of casualties: 594 Cemetery/memorial reference: VI. C. 14.