Francis PegahmagabowCorporal Francis Pegahmagabow
) is one of the most highly decorated aboriginal
soldiers in Canadian military
history. He was an Ojibwa
from the Parry Island Band in Ontario
. He enlisted in August 1914
and was involved in the Battle of Ypres
, when the Germans
first used chlorine
gas attacks. He was known as a very effective marksman, having killed upwards of 378 Germans.
In 1919, he returned to Canada and continued to serve as Algonquin Militia Regiment and became Chief of the Parry Island Band in 1921 until 1925. He was also a councillor from 1933 to 1936.