WWI British War Medal - Gas Attack KIA
WWI British War Medal - Gas Attack KIA - (7669 PTE. E. PROSSER. 2-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Good detail, polished, contact marks, fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records, Pay Records and assorted research papers. Footnote: Edward Prosser was born on July 26, 1886 in Walthamstow, London, England. He signed his Attestation Paper on September 22, 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec, stating that he had two months previous military service with the 57th Peterboro Regiment, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Machinist. He listed his next-of-kin as his father Morris, who resided in Transvaal, South Africa and mother Rosa, who lived in Camborne, Cornwall, England. The 2nd Battalion was raised in Eastern Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Camp Valcartier, Quebec under the authority of P.C.O. 2067, August 6, 1914. The Battalion sailed for England on October 3, 1914 with a strength of 45 officers and 1,098 other ranks, including Prosser, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel D. Watson, for service in France and Belgium. Prossser was declared Killed in Action on April 24, 1915 at the Attack of St. Julien, after having been previously reported Killed in Action between April 22 and 26, dying a few feet in the rear of the centre point of the trench. He is remembered with honour on the Menin Gate Memorial, which is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, Belgium, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.