A bronze statue of Pegahmagabow also stands in Parry Sound, and his military medals and headdress are part of the permanent exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Editorial: Blue Butterfly. Both of his parents are member of the First Nation, located further up Hudson's Francis Pegahmagabow (1891-1952) was born on March 9, 1891, an Ojibwa of the Wasauksing First Nation of Parry Island, Ontario. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Pegahmagabow leaves school at the age of 12 and begins working at lumber camps and fishing stations, eventually working as a marine fireman. Francis Pegahmagabow was a sniper in the war who killed over 300 soilders and capture about 300 more. Battles he fought in Francis Pegahmagabow fought in many battles. Francis Pegahmagabow died at 64, his lungs damaged so badly that he had to sleep in a chair to keep them from filling with fluid. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Francis Pegahmagabow MM & Two Bars, (March 9, 1891 – August 5, 1952) was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I.Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. He sneaks into No Man's Land under darkness, buries himself in cover and waits patiently until a German helmet fills his scope. Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow was also awarded the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal. By the time he is discharged in 1919, Pegahmagabow is the most decorated First Nations soldier in Canadian history. Francis Pegahmagabow was a remarkable aboriginal leader who served his nation in time of war and his people in time of peace. His bravery and fearlessness are legendary. He's the most decorated First Nations soldier in Canadian history. Francis Pegahmagabow MM & two bars (/ ˌpɛɡəməˈɡæboʊ / ; March 9, 1891 – August 5, 1952) was a Canadian First Nations soldier, politician and activist. Francis Pegahmagabow MM & Two bars (March 9, 1891 – August 5, 1952) was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the … After spending so much of his youth hunting, Pegahmagabow turns out to be a uniquely skilled sniper. He was the most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of the First World War. Corporal Francis Pegahmagabow (1891-1952) is one of the most highly decorated aboriginal soldiers in Canadian military history.