For most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour
or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.
A bar is awarded for additional acts of bravery. Only 3 have been awarded,
none to a Canadian.
A cross pattee, 1.375 inches across, with a dark brown finish. Made
from cannons captured from the Russians during the Crimean War.
The obverse displays the Royal Crown surmounted by a lion guardant.
Below the crown, a scroll bearing the inscription: FOR VALOUR
Raised edges with the date of the act engraved within a raised circle.
A straight bar (ornamented with laurels), slotted for the ribbon, has
a V-lug below. A small link joins the V-lug to a semi-circular lug on the
top of the cross.
The crimson ribbon is 1.5 inches wide and a miniature cross is worn
on the ribbon in undress. The ribbon was dark blue for naval recipients
until 1918 with Able Seaman William HALL, RN, being the only Canadian VC
winner to wear the blue ribbon.
The recipient's rank, name and regiment are engraved on the reverse
of the mounting bar.
6 GROUP VICTORIA CROSS RECIPIENTS
MYNARSKI, Andrew C.