Letters: Correction to recent story

Gary Pearson clears up some fine points from story on artifacts

The following corrections are required for a story printed in the Sooke News Mirror on March 14: “Decrepit cabin yields piece of Port Renfrew history.”

General Richard Temple Godman and Capt. Walter Colquhoun Grant were awarded medal and clasps for their involvement in the Crimean War. But not Victoria Crosses.

The first Victoria Crosses were created from cannons seized at the battle of Sebastopol during the Crimean War. Capt. Grant was then sent to India and fought  at the Second Relief of Lucknow, where the most Victorian Crosses were ever awarded.

The destruction of the Godman family’s first buildings in Port Renfrew should be attributed to Josephine Godman in her book Pioneer Days of Port Renfrew.

Gary Pearson is a retired master seamen, radar tech, not a former naval officer.

Pearson’s first book was titled Urban Archaeology–Where is it?