Cart 0

News — Métis

One of the most famous snipers of WW1

50th Canadian Infantry April 9 Camouflage Métis No Man’s Land Sniper The Battle of Vimy Ridge the final battle of Amiens The Great War the Pimple Vimy 100th anniversary Vimy Ridge Vimy Ridge T-Shirts

One of the most famous snipers of WW1 Henry Louis Norwest is one of the most famous Canadian snipers in the First World War, and 3rd on the Allied Kills List. Norwest was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, of French-Cree ancestry. In his nearly three years of service with the 50th Canadian Infantry Battalion, the lance-corporal achieved a confirmed kill record of 115. Norwest is one of only about 830 members of the CEF to be awarded the Military Medal and bar. Norwest enlisted in January 1915 under the name Henry Louie, and was discharged after three months for misbehaviour. Eight months later, he signed up again,...

Read more →