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  • A 1914-18 War Medal to the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion
  • A 1914-18 War Medal to the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion
  • A 1914-18 War Medal to the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion

Item: C3537

A 1914-18 War Medal to the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion

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A 1914-18 War Medal to the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion

A 1914-18 War Medal to the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion - (663329 PTE. E. BROOKE. 54-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Original ribbon, dark patina, edge nicks, light contact and surface wear, very fine. Footnote: Ephraim Brooke was born on September 3, 1885 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Richard Brooke and Anne Brooke of Beeston Hill, Leeds. He was a resident of Hamilton, Ontario when he signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (663329) with the 164th Infantry Battalion, on February 6, 1916, in Burlington, Ontario, at the age of 30, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Eleanor Brooke of Hamilton, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was Married and that his trade was that of Pattern Maker. His religion was Church of England. The couple had two young children: a boy, Ernest Brooke and a girl, Mabel Brooke. While training in Canada, he was treated for Tonsillitis from October 27 to November 1, 1916, with a recurring bout on February 4, 1917. The Battalion was raised in the Counties of Halton and Dufferin, Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Orangeville under the authority of G.O. 151, December 2, 1915. The Battalion sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 11, 1917 aboard the S.S. Carpathia, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel P. Domville with a strength of 26 officers and 710 other ranks, arriving in England on the 22nd. The following day, he was transferred to the 2nd Canadian Reserve Battalion and posted to the Central Ontario Regimental Depot at East Sandling. Brooke was examined at the West Cliffe Canadian Eye & Ear Hospital at Folkestone on May 30, 1917, as he had been experiencing vision problems. It was determined that the issue existed before he joined the military, that he needed glasses and they were ordered for him accordingly. He was declared "Fit for Service" and returned to the 2nd Canadian Reserve Battalion. Four months after arriving in England, Brooke was transferred to the 54th Infantry Battalion overseas on August 24th, arriving at the Canadian Base Depot in France the next day, left for his new unit on the 29th and joined them on September 15th. He was awarded one Good Conduct Badge on February 6, 1918. After serving with the 54th Infantry Battalion for twenty months in the French theatre, Brooke proceeded to England on April 28, 1919. In his Medical History of an Invalid, dated May 1, 1919 at Bramshott, his vision had been re-assessed. It was noted that he had "Defective Vision", the doctor stating that the "Eye has always been the same" and declaring Brooke "Category A" (Fit for General Service). He was placed on command to "A" Wing at the Canadian Concentration Camp at Kinmel Park, then struck off strength of the Overseas Military Forces of Canada on May 25th, sailing to Canada on May 31st aboard the H.M.T. Mauretania, arriving on June 6th. Brooke was discharged upon demobilization on June 8, 1919, at Military District No. 2 in Hamilton, credited with having served in Canada, England and France, entitled to wear the War Service Badge, Class "A", number 141938. Twenty-seven and a half months after being discharged, Brooke died on September 21, 1921, at the age of 36 and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario.  
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