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James C Richardson - An old photo of a man in a kilt

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Photograph of piper James Cleland Richardson, VC wearing his 72 Seaforth Highlanders of Canada uniform. As a member of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), he became the youngest Canadian to win the Victoria Cross, at age 20, during the Battle of the Somme, 8 October 1916. The decoration was awarded posthumously.

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1900
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Library and Archives Canada
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