Battle Honour: Passchendaele

12 October 1917 – 10 November 1917

Lt Hugh McKenzie (sometimes spelled MacKenzie) directs an attack on a German pillbox which was inflicting damage upon Canadian lines. Sergeant George Mullin charges the pillbox and subdues the enemy. The lieutenant is killed-in-action, but the sergeant survives. Both were awarded the Victoria Cross for this action. It is the only known instance in Canadian history of two Victoria Crosses being awarded in the same action, at the same time, to soldiers working together.