- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/31
- Inscription 115754 V. E. WAUGH; STERLING
- Materials Sterling silver, Silkworm silk
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 31st Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Waugh, Private Victor Eston
- Measurements Length 40.5 cm, Width 3.1 cm, Thickness 0.2 cm
- Caption Victor Eston WAUGH
- Additional Information Born in Hope Bay, Ontario, in 1894, Waugh enlisted with the Cavalry Draft for the 10th Canadian Mounted Rifles Regina in 1915. He was sent to the 31st Battalion, France, on 27 September 1916 and was reported missing on 3 May 1917.
- Caption Medals Project- Waugh, Victor Eston
Victor Eston Waugh was born in Hope Bay, Ontario, on 2 October 1894.
A farmer, Waugh enlisted in the 10th Canadian Mounted Rifles (10 CMR) in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 15 December 1915. After initial training in Canada, he sailed to England with the 10 CMR’s 3rd Reinforcement Draft on 1 May 1916, aboard SS Olympic. The unit disembarked in Liverpool on 10 May 1916.
In England, Waugh was transferred to the 9th Canadian Infantry Battalion and then to the 31st Canadian Infantry Battalion (Alberta). During that time, he was repeatedly hospitalized with tonsillitis. On 15 October 1916, he joined the 31st Battalion in France.
Waugh was reported missing in action on 3 May 1917, during the Canadian capture of the strategic French village of Fresnoy. Military authorities later declared that he had died on or after that date.
Victor Eston Waugh is commemorated on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, on Vimy Ridge, in France.