War hero who resided in Powell River receives tribute

Memorial stone unveiled in Scotland honours John MacGregor VC

[From left] Nairnshire lord-lieutenant George Asher, commander Corey Bursey from Canada’s High Commission, Nairn Royal British Legion chairman Jon Brookes, Nairn provost Laurie Fraser and Nairn Royal British Legion president Col Bob Towns stand in front of the memorial stone unveiled recently in Nairn, Scotland, to honour decorated Canadian war hero John MacGregor VC, who was born in Nairnshire and spent much of his life in Powell River.

MacGregor Avenue and City of Powell River’s MacGregor Building are named in his honour.

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The ceremony in Scotland took place 100 years to the day from when MacGregor fought in the Battle of the Canal du Nord at Cambrai, France, in which he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery and leadership.

Jason Hedges photo

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