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The Awards of Sgt.Haines - 3rd Canadian Infantry

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The Awards of Sgt.Haines - 3rd Canadian Infantry

1914-15 Star (9978 CPL. F.J. HAINES. 3/CAN.INF.); British War and Victory Medals (9978 SJT. F.J. HAINES. 3-CAN.INF.); Efficiency Medal with CANADA scroll (SGT. F.J. HAINES TOR. REGT.); and Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal (SGT. F.J. HAINES TOR. REGT.), Naming is officially impressed on all five. A well and fine executed clear coat on all three, better than very fine. Accompanied by two Toronto Regiment cap badges (one bronze, maker marked JR GAUNT LONDON, 43 mm x 51.5 mm; the other brass, maker marked W. SCULLY MONTREAL, 42.5 mm x 57 mm); one Royal Grenadiers cap badge (brass, maker marked ELLIS BROS, 37.5 mm x 43 mm); one Toronto Regiment button; one Royal Grenadiers button; one CEF For Service At The Front badge (numbered "280510"); one Canadian Corps 1934 Reunion pin; one Canadian Corps 1938 Reunion pin; five photographs; plus copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records and Discharge Certiifcate. Footnote: Frederick James Haines was born in Dublin, Ireland on June 7, 1876. He signed his Attestation Paper on September 23, 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec, at the age of 38. He stated that he had had nine and a half years previous military experience with the 10th Regiment Royal Grenadiers, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Cement Finisher. The 3rd Infantry Battalion sailed October 3, 1914 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel R. Rennie with a strength of 45 officers and 1,101 other ranks and served in France and Belgium with the 1st Infantry Brigade. 1st Canadian Division. Haines was reported wounded at the base on April 29, 1915. After recovering from his injuries, he was promoted to Sergeant on July 7, 1915, reverting to the rank of Corporal, 3rd Battalion Canadian Infantry, upon arrival in France, June 14, 1916. He was wounded on June 22, 1916 and sent to England for medical treatment, later spending much of his time at headquarters in England, working in various capacities. He returned to Canada and upon demobilization, Haines was discharged from service in Toronto, Ontario, on July 26, 1919 and finished his military career with the Toronto Regiment, from 1920-1936. He died in 1951
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