A WWI Canadian Medal Pair to 49th Infantry Battalion
A WWI Canadian Medal Pair to 49th Infantry Battalion - British War Medal (432133 CPL. T. MOSS. 49-CAN.INF.); and Victory Medal (432133 CPL. T. MOSS. 49-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, dark patina and bruising on the BWM, gilt wear on the VM, very fine. Footnote: Thomas Moss was born on August 17, 1884 in Sheffield, England. He was a resident of Edmonton, Alberta when he signed his Attestation Paper with the 49th Infantry Battalion, on January 4, 1915 at Edmonton, at the age of 30, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Hannah Moss of Edmonton, stating that he had four years' previous military service with the Imperial Yeomanry and three years' service with the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers, that he was Married and that his trade was that of Musician. The Battalion was raised in Edmonton, Alberta under the authority of G.O. 86, July 1, 1915. The mobilization headquarters was also at Edmonton. The Battalion sailed June 4, 1915 with a strength of 36 officers and 996 other ranks under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W.A. Greisbach. The Battalion served in France and Belgium with the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division.