Lt.-Cmdr. Todd Dupuis

Honouring a fallen hero

Lt.-Cmdr. Todd Dupuis and crew of the HMCS Malahat join with family of Lt.-Cmdr. Rowland Bourke at his grave in Royal Oak Burial Park

Lt.-Cmdr. Todd Dupuis, centre, and crew of the HMCS Malahat join with family of Lt.-Cmdr. Rowland Bourke at his grave in Royal Oak Burial Park on Remembrance Day.

Bourke earned the Victoria Cross, the Medal of Honour and Distinguished Service order while serving as a naval reservist during the First World War.

Check out the story here on Victoria historian Bart Armstrong’s effort to give Bourke a new gravestone and renewed recognition for his heroics under enemy fire.

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