McLeod, Alan Arnett

Alan Arnett McLeod, aviator (b at Stonewall, Man 20 Apr 1899; d at Winnipeg 6 Nov 1918). He received the Victoria Cross for heroic action, in which he received 5 wounds, against 8 enemy aircraft. He was injured again rescuing his observer, A.W. Hammond, after their aircraft crashed. The youngest of three Canadian fliers to win the VC in the First World War, he died of influenza while recuperating in Winnipeg.