1915 For his actions at St. Julien, Belgium, Fred Fisher of the 13th Battalion, C.E.F. earned the Victoria Cross. (Posthumous). Coming up from St. Julien that day during the Second Battle of Ypres, he discovered two 18-pounder field guns in danger of being overrun by attacking German infantry. Fisher brought his machine gun into action, and with the help of six other soldiers, held the enemy off until the field guns could be withdrawn.