Lieutenant J. S. Galbraith, MC
SAC 1906-1910

Lieutenant John Stupart Galbraith was born on August 20, 1891 in Toronto, Ontario, son of Emily Galbraith. He was the brother of Major Robert Douglas Galbraith, MC. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1906 to 1910 and later became a civil engineer. He took his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto in 1913, and prior to going overseas was on the staff in Applied Science, of which faculty his father was the late dean.

On January 22, 1916 he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Toronto as a Lieutenant with the 123rd Battalion, Royal Grenadiers. He had previous militia service with the 10th Regiment, Royal Grenadiers and had been a Sergeant in the Canadian Officer Training Corps.

Lieutenant Galbraith's Military Cross was awarded in recognition of his gallantry and great coolness he displayed in bringing in eighteen wounded men and rendering valuable aid to the medical officer. At the time, he was serving on the western front with the 123rd Canadian Pioneer Battalion, Canadian Engineers. (See below) 

He was invalided home in February 1918. "Galbraith returned to Canada on leave early in the year, and has been in the United States helping with the Liberty Loan campaign."

Military Cross (MC)
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When eighteen men were wounded by shell fire he showed great coolness in bringing them in under heavy fire, and rendered valuable aid to the medical officer in dressing and evacuating them to the clearing station.”
London Gazette April 25, 1918 and Canada Gazette  June 1, 1918, P4200