|THE FAMILY OF PRIVATE CECIL KINROSS, 49TH BN, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, HAS HANDED OVER HIS VICTORIA CROSS GROUP INTO THE CARE OF EDMONTON CITY HALL IN ALBERTA.|
|9 November 2015
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|Medal entitlement of Private Cecil Kinross,
49th Bn ( Edmonton Regiment ), CEF
|The Victoria Cross group awarded to Private Cecil Kinross, 49th Bn ( Edmonton Regiment ), Canadian Expeditionary Force, has been handed over as a permanent loan to Edmonton City Hall in Alberta by John Kinross Kennedy, the nephew of Cecil Kinross. The unveilling of the presentation case containing the Victoria Cross was carried out by Don Iveson the Mayor of Edmonton on the 9th November 2015. The Victoria Cross, campaign and commemorative medals, are on display at the entrance to the Mayor's Office.|
|For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 11 January 1918 ], Passchendaele, Belgium, 28 October - 1 November 1917, Private Cecil John Kinross, 49th Bn, ( Alberta Regiment ), Canadian Expeditionary Force.
For most conspicuous bravery in action during prolonged and severe operations ( Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium ).
Cecil Kinross was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on the 6th April 1918.
Iain Stewart, 22 February 2016