Our Legion was named in honour of a local war hero Wallace Lloyd Algie.
Lt. Algie was born in Alton June 10, 1891. He was son of James and Rachel Algie. He attended Alton Public School. Later, he enrolled in the Royal Military College of Canada and graduated as a lieutenant. He served in The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and then the 40th Regiment.
He was the recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award that can be given to an enlisted soldier. He was given it for his actions on October 11, 1918, during the Hundred Days Offensive.
Lt. Algie died during battle on October 11, 1918 at the age of 27 in Iwuy, France. He was buried at Niagara Cemetery in France.
His father was presented with his Victoria Cross on March 28, 1919.
Our Legion, Branch 449 Lt Algie VC is the last remaining Legion in the Town of Caledon. It has been in operation at its current location since 1969, providing a gathering place for veterans, members and community groups.
In 2022, marked the 75th Anniversary of the Legion in Alton. For 75 years, Branch 449 has been an integral part of the Alton and Caledon communities.
The Legion received its letters patent on January 27th, 1947.
We have many Veterans in our area that served in the Boar War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Cyprus and Afghanistan.
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