Awards & Winners

Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey

Date of Birth 01-September-1888
Place of Birth Athboy
(Ireland, County Meath)
Nationality Canada, Republic of Ireland
Profession Soldier
Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey VC, CBE, MC, Croix de Guerre was an Irish Canadian rugby union player and soldier. During the First World War, while serving in the Canadian Army, he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the Military Cross and the Croix de Guerre. He was later awarded a CBE. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Museum of the Regiments. It is the only VC currently on display in the world that shows both sides of the medal. Educated at Portora Royal School and Ellesmere College, Harvey played rugby for both Wanderers and Ireland. He is one of three Ireland rugby union internationals to have been awarded the Victoria Cross. The other two are Tom Crean and Robert Johnston, who both served in the Second Boer War. Like Harvey, Crean and Johnston also played for Wanderers. His two brothers Arnold and Duncan were also notable sportsmen. Both also represented Ireland at rugby, while Arnold also represented Ireland at cricket and athletics.

Awards by Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey

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Victoria Cross
(In recognition of most conspicuous bravery that took place on 27 March 1917 as a Lieutenant in the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) during the First World War.)