William Hall, VC

25 01 2010

February is Black History Month in Canada and the United States. Black History Month opens with the production of a new play in Ottawa, William Hall. Hall was a Black Nova Scotian who won the Victoria Cross for his efforts in helping to put down the Indian Mutiny in 1857.  I hope to have the chance to see this play at some point. I will also be interested to see the reaction of the Indo-Canadian community to this play.


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1 02 2010
Peter HOLMES

Andrew, you have the wrong colour ribbon if you mean to portray the VC awarded to William Hall.

All navy awards of the VC until 1917 were with blue ribbons. After that time all VC awards were with the crimson ribbon.

Hall was the only Canadian to be awarded the VC with the blue ribbon.

1 02 2010
andrewdsmith

Peter, thanks for the clarification about the ribbon colour. Did you see the play? I’m really looking forward to it.

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