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Vimy Ridge Casualty Memorial Plaque

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Vimy Ridge Casualty Memorial Plaque

(DANIEL ROBERT McCOY). Bronze, high relief, extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records and Will. Footnote: Daniel Robert McCoy was born on April 28, 1888 in Montreal, Quebec. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 23rd Battalion, "Montreal Battalion", on November 10, 1914 in Montreal, stating that he was not married, that he had no previous military service and that his trade was that of Carter. The Battalion sailed May 23, 1915 with a strength of 35 officers and 942 other ranks, including McCoy, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel F.W. Fisher. In England, the Battalion was redesignated the 23rd Reserve Battalion. He was transferred to the Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment, 3rd Battalion at Rouyn on May 3, 1915. He was diagnosed with veneral sores in December 1915 and bouts of influenza and tonsilitis in early 1916. He rejoined the 3rd Battalion in the field on March 15, later suffering from shell shock, concussion and gas exposure in September. He suffered gunshot wounds to his left leg during The Battle of Vimy Ridge at 7:15 in the evening and died from his wounds at No. 22 Casulty Clearing Station on April 10, 1917, at the age of 29. He is buried in the Bruary Communal Cemetery Extension, Grave E6, Pas de Calais, France. In his Will, McCoy left his estate to his mother, Georgina.
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