Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. [1] For these efforts he received a second Bar to his Military Medal,[1] becoming one of only 39 Canadians to receive this honour. Francis is examined again a week later. The citation, London Gazette No. He is the best shot. Francis Pegahmagabow is not a well-known name, but he was a Canadian First Nation sniper-hero of World War One and the most-awarded native soldier in the Canadian military. An old Indian recognized me, and gave me a tiny medicine-bag to protect me, saying I would shortly go into great danger. [16], During World War II Pegahmagabow worked as a guard at a munitions plant near Nobel, Ontario, and was a Sergeant-major in the local militia. Rob Furlong. Francis Pegahmagabow was a gentleman, a leader, a brave and humble hero, and proud Canadian. Early photos of Francis do not reveal he had a great smile, just like Captain Raymond Collishaw, perhaps Canada’s Greatest Pilot of the Great War. He is struck in the leg by fragments of an artillery shell, and invalided to England. 5465 of 3 October 1918 reads: During the operations of August 30, 1918, at Orix Trench, near Upton Wood, when his company were almost out of ammunition and in danger of being surrounded, this NCO went over the top under heavy MG [machine gun] and rifle fire and brought back sufficient ammunition to enable the post to carry on and assist in repulsing heavy enemy counter-attacks. He stands 5’10” tall, 150 pounds, with dark complexion, dark brown eyes, and black hair. The 1st Battalion relieved the 3rd Division in the line on 16 August 1918. Admitted Lord Derby Hospital, Warrington, 11 November 1918. I have been very impressed with the young people in our special forces that I have interacted with overseas. Sniping was the specialty of the man his fellow soldiers called Peggy. It’s the foundation, and it’s been retooled from lessons learned in Afghanistan. [5], In 2019, the history-themed power metal band 'Sabaton' released a song dedicated to Pegahmagabow, titled ''A Ghost in the Trenches. Admitted No. He participated in the Battle of the Somme and was wounded in the leg. Francis Pegahmagabow has rarely spoken of his military exploits. Francis Pegahmagabow was born on March 9, 1891,[3][a] on what is now the Shawanaga First Nation reserve in Nobel, Ontario. Diagnosis: Mental change, later altered to Exhaustion Psychosis. Burris recommends Francis be kept under observation for another 2-3 months, on 6 April 1919. However, his son Duncan remembers saying that his father was responsible for capturing 300 enemy soldiers. So, Francis enlists the help of the Parry Sound Crown attorney, Walter Lockwood Haight. (Shell shock), 2 October 1918. Growing up in Shawanaga, Francis was raised with the cultural customs and traditions of the Anishnaabe (Ojibwa). On 14 September 1916, Lance-Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow reverts to ranks at his own request in order join the battle at Courcelette. [7] In early October 1914 he was deployed overseas with the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion of the 1st Canadian Division—the first contingent of Canadian troops sent to fight in Europe. Corporals and master corporals: bright and articulate. [18], Canadian journalist Adrian Hayes wrote a biography of Pegahmagabow titled Pegahmagabow: Legendary Warrior, Forgotten Hero, published in 2003,[19] and another titled Pegahmagabow: Life-Long Warrior, published in 2009. Within weeks of volunteering, he becomes one of the original members of the 1st Battalion. Prvate Francis Pegahmagabow is wounded on 19 September 1916, during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. We have created a browser extension. When the battalion's reinforcements became lost, Pegahmagabow was instrumental in guiding them and ensuring that they reached their allocated spot in the line. The spring of 1918 is quiet for the Canadian Corps with the Final German Spring Offensive avoiding the Canadians. Francis Pegahmagabow MM & two bars (/ˌpɛɡəməˈɡæboʊ/; March 9, 1889 – August 5, 1952) was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I. Battle vs. Billy Sing (by Deathblade 100) After joining the Canadian force he was based at CFB Valcartier. What was really inside I do not know. Invalided to England, sick, 5 November 1918. Still suffering from PTSD, Lt.Col. Then, Private Francis Pegahmagabow returns to the Western Front on 12 April 1917, for his second tour of duty. [12], In addition to the power struggle between the Indian council and the DIA with which Pegahmagabow took issue, he was a constant agitator over the islands in Georgian Bay of the Huron. He is on one of 30 ships that carries 30,617 Canadian soldiers to England. During the opening stages of the Battle of Amiens, the 1st Battalion were in reserve for the attacking troops. Francis is not rushed back to his unit yet, for he is admitted Bramshott Military Hospital, Upper hernia, 6 March 1917. LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 7701-23: Research Notes: Portrait of Francis Pegahmagabow held at the Canadian War Museum, as well as his traditional head dress.According to the CWM: "Following the war, Pegahmagabow became an advocate for First Nations' rights and served as Chief of his Parry Island Band, Wasauksing First Nation, from 1921 to 1925." At times he is absolutely blank, and at others normal. After joining the Canadian force he was based at CFB Valcartier. Advising the units he had seen, this information proving the success of the attack and saving valuable time in consolidating. Canadian snipers are the best in the world. Ontario Hubs: Remembrance Day Report and Health Care in Northern Ontario, Top 10 Most Dangerous Snipers In The World (Hindi). Francis Pegahmagabow MM & two bars (/ ˌ p ɛ ɡ ə m ə ˈ ɡ æ b oʊ /; March 9, 1891 – August 5, 1952) was a Canadian First Nations soldier, politician and activist. He was posted to the 23rd Canadian Regiment (Northern Pioneers). GSW Left leg, slight. The sniper training program has been around for a long time. Firstly, Francis is one of the first to sign on with the 23rd Regiment (Northern Pioneers) overseas contingent in August 1914. – Dr. Chris Kilford (retired Canadian artillery officer and fellow at the Queen’s University Centre for International and Defence Policy). His complaints concern the same subjects, but the details of the events are contradictory. For his bravery throughout the war, he would reach the rank of Sgt-Major, and would receive the aforementioned Military Medal with two bars, … During the fighting, Pegahmagabow's battalion was given the task of launching an attack at Passchendaele. His iron nerves, patience and superb marksmanship helped make him an outstanding sniper. Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow returns to the Western Front for his third tour of duty. However, Francis is not well. For instance, the event at the well now has the Medical Officer, and others, accusing Francis of being the spy. Dangerously ill. During the morning, sixty men are killed. In addition, Pegahmagabow will develop a reputation as a daring, innovative, and very capable scout in the field. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. An Ojibwa from the Perry Island Band in Ontario. There is no doubt, Sir Arthur Currie was Canada’s Greatest Leader, during the Great War. 64 relations. [4] In Ojibwe his name was Binaaswi ("the wind that blows off"). Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Francis Pegahmagabow carried a spiritual item with him into battle, a medicine bag given to him before the war: When I was at Rossport, on Lake Superior, in 1914, some of us landed from our vessel to gather blueberries near an Ojibwa camp. On 15 September 1918, the 1st Battalion entrain for Acq, but Francis is left behind. His cough causes him pain in his head. Francis is invalided to England again and admitted to Chicago General Hospital, 4 January 1918. ', Binaaswi is one of eight 2020 finalist for the $5 polymer bills in Canada. July 2016. Francis’ mother, Mary Contin, had also become ill from the same sickness. Later in the day, forty-two, including Francis’s friend, Private Jacob Isaac, are immediately buried in a new battlefield cemetery. Then, the 1st Battalion joins the assault near the village of Passchendaele. [23] While researching his 2005 novel Three Day Road, Boyden was asked about why he thought that Pegahmagabow had not received a higher award like the Distinguished Conduct Medal or the Victoria Cross. However, his son Duncan recalls being told that his father was responsible for capturing 300 enemy soldiers. Then, in 1911, Francis decides he wants to complete his public-school education. The 1st Division Order No. [17] In 1943, he became the Supreme Chief of the Native Independent Government, an early First Nations organization. Then, admitted No.12 Stationary Hospital, St. Pol, 24 September 1918. Francis Pegahmagabow was born on what is now the Shawanaga First Nation reserve. While there he decorated his army tent with traditional symbols including a deer, the symbol of his clan. They had travelled the world, earned the respect of the comrades in the trenches, and refused to be sidelined by the newly empowered Indian agent. But, after her husband’s death, Mary returned to her home of Henvey Inlet First Nation, Georgian Bay. At No.2 District Depot, T.o.S. Francis Pegahmagabow MM & Two bars (March 9, 1891 – August 5, 1952) was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I.Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. on 15 April 1919. [1][10], The war ended in November 1918 and in 1919 Pegahmagabow was invalided back to Canada. Francis is one of the first of more than 4000 Indigenous soldiers to volunteer for overseas service in the Great War. An Ojibwa he grew up at the Parry Island (Wasauksing) Band, near Parry Sound, Ontario. His upper-hernia has yet to be treated. Along with the rest of the approximately 20,000-strong 1st Canadian Division. We’ve built it to be the best. On 26 August 1915, Private Francis Pegahmagabow is appointed Lance-Corporal. Then, following in the steps of his father and grandfather, becomes chief of the Parry Island Band. He recovered in time to return to the 1st Battalion as they moved to Belgium. Progressing satisfactorily, quite comfortable. Afterward, Francis joins the Algonquin Regiment in the non-permanent active militia. During the examination, Francis reveals he was wounded four times, receiving treatment only once. Just prior to the Second Battle of Passchendaele, Private Francis Pegahmagabow is appointed Corporal, on 1 November 1917. Francis Pegahmagabow's Medals donated to the Canadian War Museum", "Francis Pegahmagabow: controversial hero", "WW I hero Francis Pegahmagabow given Aboriginal Day honour", Supreme chief of the Native Independent Government. 22 C.C.S, Pneumonia, 19 December 1917. Instead, the 1st Battalion is in action again on 2 September 1918 at BUISSY SWITCH. Secondly, he indicates his occupation as Fireman and adds None under next-of-kin. That's it. Francis Pegahmagabow was born on what is now the Shawanaga First Nation reserve, on the shores of Parry Sound. Before and after the attack he kept in touch with the flanks. My mother [Eva] told me he used to go behind enemy lines, rub shoulders with the enemy forces and never get caught. In 2003, the family donated their medals and headdress to the Canadian War Museum where they can be seen as part of the World War I … His first overseas deployment was with the ‘1st Canadian Infantry Battalion,’ which was the first Canadian contingent sent to fight in Europe. Here, roughly 20,000 Allied soldiers crawl from shell crater to shell crater, through water and mud. The figure has an eagle on one arm, a Ross rifle slung from its shoulder, and a caribou at its feet, representing the Caribou Clan that Pegahmagabow belonged to. Rank Major: Years of service 1939–1945 01 Simo Hayha : Confirmed Kills 505: Country Finland: Branch Finnish Army: Unit 6th Company of Infantry Regiment 34: Rank Second Lieutenant: Years of service 1925–1926, 1939–1940 A backwoods upbringing probably has a lot to do with Canada’s history of sniping excellence, fellow military historian Mark Zuehlke posits. His many talents are just beginning to surface. Peggy has already impressed his comrades during training. Francis Pegahmagabow. [12] The Indian agents labelled him a "mental case" and strove to sideline him and his supporters. I wore it in the trenches. Battle of the Drocourt-Quéant Line. On 14 September 1916, Lance-Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow reverts to ranks at his own request in order join the battle at Courcelette. The bag was of skin tightly bound with a leather throng. His company was almost out of ammunition and in danger of being surrounded. [1] Following the battle he was promoted to lance corporal. Francis sails to England in October 1914 aboard the SS LAURENTIC. At first, the Canadian government discourages Indigenous, and other ethnic minorities from military service. He was first awarded the Military Medal while fighting at the second battle of Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy, for courage above fire in getting important messages through to the rear. Shawanaga elder Solomon Pawis claimed Francis was not very healthy during his early childhood. This is an upper hernia which Francis will later request an operation for during his demobilization in 1919. He was the most highly decorated Indigenous soldier in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of the First World War. [13] A decade later, he was appointed councillor from 1933 to 1936. Naturally, his vision and hearing are perfect. His first overseas deployment was with the ‘1st Canadian Infantry Battalion,’ which was the first Canadian contingent sent to fight in Europe. A life-sized bronze monument statue of World War I hero Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow, MM and 2 Bars, was unveiled in Parry Sound, Ontario, almost 100 years after he earned his first medal for courage in battle. [4] His battalion took part in the Battle of the Somme in 1916, during which he was wounded in the left leg. [21], A life-sized bronze statue of Pegahmagabow was erected in his honour on National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2016, in Parry Sound, near Georgian Bay. He was taught to hunt and fish. Sgt Pegahmagabow served with the 23rd Northern Pioneers Regiment, based in Parry Sound, which amalgamated into the 1st Battalion of the CEF. He corresponded with and met other noted aboriginal figures including Fred Loft, Jules Sioui, Andrew Paull and John Tootoosis. Pegahmagabow in 1945 while attending a conference in Ottawa where the National Indian Government was formed. Francis also mentions the reason for his depression is that it was caused by his CSM. Mostly, he sees his father as a peaceful man. I also think that in general our people are often capable of working at a higher level than the rank on their shoulder. He also guided the relief to its proper place after it had become mixed up. [1], On August 30, 1918, during the Battle of the Scarpe, Pegahmagabow was involved in fighting off a German attack at Orix Trench near Upton Wood. Prvate Francis Pegahmagabow is wounded on 19 September 1916, during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. Discharged 9 November 1916. Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow rarely spoke of his military accomplishments. He returns to England for the third time, and he begins a long recovery and eventual trip back to Canada. [2] Daly and other agents who came in contact with Pegahmagabow were incredibly frustrated by his attempts, in his words, to free his people from "white slavery". Then, in January 1912, Francis receives the financial aid he sought and begins attending school. Canadian First Nations soldier, politician and activist, Francis Pegahmagabow shortly after World War I. Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Discharged from service 13 May 1919. Secondly, admitted to No.14 Canadian Field Ambulance, 17 September 1918. Francis Pegahmagabow MM & Two Bars, (March 9, 1891 – August 5, 1952) was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I. He is suffering from what is known today as PTSD. Sergeant Thomas George Prince MM. In early October 1914 he was deployed overseas with the 1st Ca… Francis Pegahmagabow MM & two bars (March 8, 1889 – August 5, 1952) was the most effective sniper of World War I. Then, after a few months of training on Salisbury Plain, Francis and his regiment are sent to France in February 1915. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. The citation, London Gazette No. In August 1914, Francis goes to the recruitment office, where he is judged physically fit for overseas service. While taking part the attack near Upton Wood, North of Hendecourt-lez-Cagnicourt, Private Jacob Isaac, 1st Battalion is killed. Francis also complains his eyes are failing him. Canadian Expeditionary Force Research Group, the Great War, 1914 - 1919. [5] The Eagle was his spirit animal. Private Clifford Moss MM in the Great War, Wednesday, 4 December 1918, in the Great War, Second Lieutenant David Neil in the Great War, Rifleman Harold Leo Butler in the Great War, Private Walter Lawson Ruddy in the Great War, Private Everett Clarence Melvin Marshall in the Great War, Soldat Emile Hallez Royal 22e Régiment in the Great War, Second Lieutenant David Neil | Soldiers | Great War | CEFRG, Rifleman Harold Leo Butler | Soldiers | Great War | CEFRG, Nursing Sister Lenna Mae Jenner, C.A.M.C. Once in office he caused a schism in the band after he wrote a letter calling for certain individuals and those of mixed race to be expelled from the reserve. Admitted 2nd South General Hospital, Bristol, GSW Left leg, 26 September 1916. They directed that all correspondence, as of the spring of 1933, go through the Indian agent. Francis "Peggy" Pegahmagabow ¤ :leaves: ¤ ¤ Name ¤ Francis "Peggy" Pegahmagabow ¤ Callsign ¤ Spirit of the Wind ¤ Gender ¤ Male ¤ Age ¤ 32 ¤ Home World ¤ Earth ¤ Date of Birth ¤ March 9th ¤ Ethnicity ¤ Native American-Canadian ¤ Sexuality ¤ Heterosexual ¤ Relationship Status … Finally, a member of Canada’s Indian Hall of Fame. Pegahmagabow died on the Shawanaga First Nation reserve in 1952. If true, this would certainly eclipse the feat of Corporal Alvin C. York (132 prisoners). He would go on to fight on the Western Front during all four years of the Great War, attaining the rank of Corporal on November 1st, 1917. He was awarded the Military Medal plus two bars for acts of bravery in Belgium and France. Admitted Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 7 November 1918. Two days later, the 1st Battalion marches back to the relative safety of WAILLY WOOD CAMP at Chérisy. In all his work he has consistently shown a disregard for danger and his faithfulness to duty is highly commendable. 2 Canadian Casualty Depot, Bramshott Camp, 18 March 1918. Whether fighting in the trenches of the First World War or fighting in the political arena for full rights for his people, First Nations soldier Sergeant Francis Pegahmagabow is a true Canadian hero. The Regional First Nation governments claimed the islands as their own and Pegahmagabow and other chiefs tried in vain to get recognition of their status. In their next action, Pegahmagabow would earn his second bar to the Military Medal in the Battle of the Scarpe. It has been written of him. Discharged 7 May 1919. Shortly before arrival, Francis was promoted to corporal, and used his rank to take charge of the situation, relaying messages to different units and guiding lost reinforcements to their designated position on the line [2.] in the Great War, Private Andrew Mackie MacLean | Soldiers | Great War | CEFRG, Major General Malcolm Smith Mercer in the Great War, The Hermanson Brothers | Soldiers | Great War | CEFRG, 8th (90th Winnipeg Rifles) Battalion in the Great War. 29608, 3 June 1916 reads: For continuous service as a messenger from February 14th 1915 to February 1916. However, many men are claimed by heavy enemy machine-gun fire. The Ojibwe soldier from Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound, Ont. Major Burke, Director of Medical Services approves the following day at Liverpool, as Francis embarks for Canada. [17], A married father of six children, Pegahmagabow died on the Parry Island reserve in 1952 at the age of 61. He had served for almost the whole war,[1] and had built a reputation as a skilled marksman. Other sources have given Pegahmagabow's birth year as 1888 or 1891. Originally a black and white photo, … His first overseas deployment was with the ‘1st Canadian Infantry Battalion,’ which was the first Canadian contingent sent to fight in Europe. [12] He was re-elected in 1924 and served until he was deposed via an internal power struggle in April 1925. The same man who had raised Francis’ father after the deaths of his parents. Francis Pegahmagabow - Military Career. Francis Pegahmagabow is not a well-known name, but he was a Canadian First Nation sniper-hero of World War One and the most-awarded native soldier in the Canadian military. On 21 June 2016, National Aboriginal Day, a long-overdue honour was bestowed on Canada’s most highly decorated aboriginal soldier. According to the CWM: "Following the war, Pegahmagabow became an advocate for First Nations' rights and served as Chief of his Parry Island Band, Wasauksing First Nation, from 1921 to 1925." You could also do it yourself at any point in time. At 08h00 on 3 September 1918, in a forward patrol, Francis finds the SWITCH LINE unoccupied, and sees the Germans retreating across the dry Canal du Nord. His father was Michael Pegahmagabow of the Parry Island First Nation and his mother Mary Contin of the Henvey Inlet First Nation, located further up the Georgian Bay's north shore. Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow is examined at the No.5 Canadian General Hospital in Liverpool on 29 March 1919. [6], Following the outbreak of World War I, Pegahmagabow volunteered for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in August 1914,[7] despite Canadian government discrimination that initially excluded minorities. The 1st Battalion participates in the Canadian Corps Sports Championships on 1 July 1918, at Tinques. While there he decorated his army tent with traditional symbols including a deer, the symbol of his clan. Would you like Wikipedia to always look as professional and up-to-date? Before the motion could go through, Pegahmagabow resigned. [20] Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden's 2005 novel Three Day Road was inspired in part by Pegahmagabow. H.L. Francis Pegahmagabow was a marksman, who fought for the allied forces, as a sniper, against the Germans in the World War I. Discharged, 14 March 1917. Pegahmagabow braved heavy machine gun and rifle fire by going into no man's land and brought back enough ammunition to enable his post to carry on and assist in repulsing heavy enemy counter-attacks. A painted photograph of Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow dressed in his military uniform and wearing his medals. He also admits to having had some trouble with other men in the hospital while getting dressed in the morning. Firstly, admitted to No. [22], In 2003 the Pegahmagabow family donated his medals and chief head dress to the Canadian War Museum where they can be seen as of 2010 as part of the World War I display. Boyden speculated it was due to Pegahmagabow being a First Nations soldier, and that there may have been jealousy on the part of some officers who he felt might have been suspicious of the number of Germans Pegahmagabow claimed to have shot because he did not use an observer while sniping.[21]. 1 Canadian Field Ambulance, 15 September 1918. [5] When Francis was three years old, his father died and his mother subsequently left him to return to her home in the Henvey Inlet First Nation. He soon grew up to become a physically, and emotionally strong young man. When Francis was about three years old, his father, Michael Pegahmagabow, passed away after battling a severe illness. He carried messages with great bravery and success during the whole of the actions at Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy. Captain H.C. Wallace notes Francis has pain in lower part of chest on deep respiration, on 12 March 1918. Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow may have been Canada’s Greatest Soldier in the Great War. Francis Pegahmagabow (1891-1952) was born on March 9, 1891, an Ojibwa of the Wasauksing First Nation of Parry Island, Ontario.He was orphaned at any early age and brought up by his First Nations community. Francis Pegahmagabow MM & Two Bars, (March 9, 1891 – August 5, 1952) was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I.Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Francis Pegahmagabow was a marksman, who fought for the allied forces, as a sniper, against the Germans in the World War I. Francis was left to be raised by Noah Nebimanyquod. Duncan also remembers that Pegahmagabow felt very strongly about his country. On 30 August 1918, the 1st Battalion reaches it’s objectives after a powerful opening barrage. [14] This gave huge power to the agent, something that grated on Pegahmagabow as he did not get along with his own agent, John Daly. Francis Pegahmagabow MM & two bars (March 8, 1889 – August 5, 1952) was the most effective sniper of World War I. [2] By the time of his discharge, he had attained the rank of sergeant-major[5] and had been awarded the 1914–15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal. Francis is, as the doctors describe, mentally exhausted. The Best Sniper Of World War 1 - Francis Pegahmagabow I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1? 30573, 13 March 1918 reads: At Passchendaele Nov. 6th/7th, 1917, this NCO [non-commissioned officer] did excellent work. ... By this time, he had been promoted to the rank of corporal and during the battle he was recorded playing an important role as a link between the units on the 1st Battalion's flank. The best sniper of the Great War was Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow. Then, admitted General Military Hospital, Colchester, 14 January 1918. Francis practiced a combination of Roman Catholicism and Anishnaabe spirituality. He is struck in the leg by fragments of an artillery shell, and invalided to England. [citation needed] The artist Tyler Fauvelle spent eight months sculpting the statue, which spent a further year in casting. He also may have been a great inspiration for one of Canada’s Greatest Soldiers of the Second World War and the Korean War. 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