Corporal Filip Konowal, Victoria Cross recipient

Filip Konowal VC was a highly decorated Ukrainian Canadian soldier. He is the only ethnic Eastern European recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Corporal Filip Konowal, in London prior to receiving his Victoria Cross. Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-006732.

Corporal Filip Konowal, VC, Canada Dept.
Corporal Filip Konowal, VC, Canada Dept.

Corporal Filip Konowal, VC Canada. Dept. of National Defence and Library and Archives Canada Konowal is the first and the only Ukrainian Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, 1917 (Canada. Dept. of National Defence and Library and Archives Canada)

Corporal Filip Konowal
Corporal Filip Konowal

Corporal Filip Konowal, a recipient of the Victoria Cross for his valour during the Battle of Hill 70, near Lens, France, August 1917, the honourary patron of Branch #360 of The Royal Canadian Legion. Corporal Filip Konowal, photographed in London after receiving the Victoria Cross. © IWM (Q 69170)

Cpl. Filip Konowal Trilingual Plaque, Aug 22, 2005, Lens, France
Cpl. Filip Konowal Trilingual Plaque, Aug 22, 2005, Lens, France