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A Canadian Military Medal for Lewis Gun Action at Passchendaele

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A Canadian Military Medal for Lewis Gun Action at Passchendaele

A Canadian Military Medal for Lewis Gun Action at Passchendaele - Military Medal, George V (441555 Pte W. McCULLOCK. 52/CAN: INF:); British War Medal (441555 PTE. W. MC CULLOCH. 52-CAN.INF.); and Victory Medal (441555 PTE. W. MC CULLOCH. 52-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed, the last letter of his surname "h" appears as "k" (McCulloch) on his First World War pair. Un-mounted, original ribbons, dark patinas on silver medals, bruising on the BWM, light contact, near extremely fine. Footnote: William McCullock was born on February 12, 1892 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. He signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (441555) on June 23, 1915 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at the age of 23, naming his next-of-kin as Sarah Laird McCullock of Semans, Saskatchewan, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Farmer. His religion was Presbyterian. Private McCullock was awarded the Military Medal for actions taken at Passchendaele, the announcement appearing in the Second Supplement to the London Gazette 30573 of Tuesday, March 12, 1918, on Wednesday, March 13, 1918, page 3252. His citation appears in the 52nd Infantry Battalion War Diary of December 1917, Appendix 7: "During the operations against enemy pillboxes at the BELLEVUE SPUR on 26th October, 1917, this private as No. 1 of the Lewis Gun section, handled his section and gun magnificently throughout the attack. Later when the enemy put down a heavy barrage and attempted a counterattack, he handled his gun, whilst under heavy fire, with great courage and skill, causing the enemy heavy casualties and materially assisted in his complete defeat. While operating his gun this man was hit in the shoulder by a sniper's bullet." McCulloch survived the war and for his First World War service, he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.   
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