I. E. de Sherbinin, MC
Lieutenant Ingvar Edward de Sherbinin was born in Petrograd, Russia on March 12, 1896, son of Michael Andrew De Sherbinin and attended St. Andrew's College from 1911 to 1912.
de Sherbinin joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force on June 26, 1916, serving with the 70th, 9th and 71st Batteries and was awarded the Military Cross (see below). The Memorial Issue of The Review indicated that he also served in Siberia.
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the position occupied by the two trench mortars of which he was in command was heavily shelled by the enemy, he displayed great gallantry, moving through the barrage from one mortar to another in the open, controlling the fire, and encouraging the men. Although wounded in the arm and legs, he gallantly continued to fight his mortars with coolness and skill until one of them was put out of action, and he himself exhausted by his wounds, was taken under cover.”
Awarded as per the London Gazette 09/24/18 and Canada Gazette 11/09/18, P1605