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eMedals-A First War Memorial Cross to the 139th Infantry Battalion CEF

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A First War Memorial Cross to the 139th Infantry Battalion CEF



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A First War Memorial Cross to the 139th Infantry Battalion CEF

A First War Memorial Cross to the 139th Infantry Battalion CEF; George V (814821 Pte. N. FRANCHE). Naming is officially engraved. Dark patina, light contact, near extremely fine. In its hardshelled case of issue, case also near extremely fine.Footnote: Napoleon Franche was born on March 31, 1897 in Hammond, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper as a Private with the 139th Infantry Battalion "Northumberland Battalion" on March 7, 1916, in Ottawa, Ontario, twenty-four days shy of his nineteenth birthday, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. Allan Franche of Hammond, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade as that of Labourer. The Battalion was raised in Northumberland County, Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Cobourg, under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed September 27, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W.H. Floyd with a strength of 21 officers and 495 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was broken up and absorbed into the 3rd and 38th Reserve Battalions.
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