Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Pvt Claude Nunney VC DCM MM

There's a new website www.claudenunney.co.uk/ dedicated to one of Canada's Victoria Cross winners. Born Stephen Sargent Claude Nunney in Hastings, England he came to Canada as a home child.
For a long while his story was a mystery -- his CEF attestation paper was inaccurate (putting it politely.) His true history was unearthed by English researcher Peter Silk who took 10 years to discover that Nunney was born in St Leonards in 1892, not Dublin in Ireland as he claimed. He died on 18 September 1918, having served as Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney, at Mingoval, France.

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