STORY BY PAIGE GILMAR
“He had a lion’s heart,” Constance McKean told The Sunday Post in September 1927.
Constance was none other than the second wife of one of Canada’s most-decorated First World War heroes: George Burdon McKean.
In his four years of military service, George would be awarded the Military Medal, the Victoria Cross and the Military Cross for, as his citations noted, “conspicuous bravery” and “magnificent” conduct.
“Captain George Burdon McKean…was one of the bravest men who fought on any front during the war,” wrote The Sunday Post.