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Title Lieutenant Colonel W.C. Michell Memorial Shadow Box Collection
Description Lieutenant Colonel William Charles Michell, MC, VD, BA of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada medal collection (4 including MC) with list of his military service and citation for his Military Cross.
Catalog Number 01005
Object Name Box, Shadow
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1919
Dimensions H-22.75 W-16.5 inches
Search Terms 18th Battalion
95th Battalion
Military Cross
University of Toronto
World War, 1914-1918
Condition Excellent
Event World War, 1914-1918
People Michell, William Charles
Notes Michell joined the QOR 5 June 1901. On 1 November 1915 he joined the 95th Battalion CEF and later served in France with the 18th Battalion from May 1917. He was present at Lens, Hill 70 (where he was wounded), Passchendale, Neuville-Vitasse, and Amiens (where he was seriously wounded.)

Military Cross Citation:
Amiens August 8th, 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While in Command of a Company in the attack. Previous to zero hour, he personally went over the ground in front and saw that the paths were cut through the wires. At one point in the advance his company headquarters were held up by a machine-gun nest on a flank which had been passed over in the fog. He personally led his headquarters, which cleaned up this post. He was severely wounded at this time. His courage and example inspired all ranks. [London Gazette No. 31119 - 11 January, 1919]

Michell died in Toronto 25 May 1919.