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Milton Fowler Gregg
Brigadier The Honourable Milton Fowler Gregg, V.C., P.C., O.C., C.B.E., M.C., M.A., D.C.L., (April 10, 1892 - March 13, 1978) was a Canadian Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, academic, soldier, diplomat, and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
During the period 27 September to 1 October 1918 near Cambrai, France, Lieutenant Gregg showed most conspicuous bravery and initiative. Although wounded twice, he led his men against enemy trenches in which he personally killed or wounded 11 Germans, took 25 prisoners and captured 12 machine-guns. In spite of his wounds he stayed with his company and a few days later again led his men in attack until severely wounded for the third time.
He later achieved the rank of Brigadier.
Between the wars
World War II
In 1947 he was elected as a Liberal MP in the riding of York--Sunbury, New Brunswick. He was re-elected in 1949 and 1953. He was defeated in 1957. He was the Minister of Fisheries (1947-1948), Minister of Veterans Affairs (1948-1950), and the Minister of Labour (1950-1957).
He was the representative of the United Nations in Iraq (1958-1959), of UNICEF in Indonesia (1960-1963), and of Canada in Guyana (1964-1967). He retired in 1968.
He is buried at Snider Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
After his death the Milton Fowler Gregg VC Memorial Trust Fund Bursary was created in his name. It is offered annually to students entering the Royal Military College Division of Graduate Studies and Research.
- Monuments To Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- VCs of the First World War - The Final Days 1918 (Gerald Gliddon, 2000)
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