On the History Channel, they have been researching Cyril Gardner, born late 1800's in British Harbour, Nfld.
Cyril survived the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel on July 1, 1916, and later captured 47 Germans with only a handgun at the Battle of the Somme. For this deed, he was awarded the British Iron Cross (the second most distinguished British award after the Victoria Cross).
Cyril Gardner was killed a few months after the Battle of the Somme. He never married and had no children. His medal is with a (great nephew ?) in Toronto, who descends from his brother Arthur.