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eMedals-A First Day Vimy Ridge KIA Memorial Cross to the 10th Canadians

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A First Day Vimy Ridge KIA Memorial Cross to the 10th Canadians

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A First Day Vimy Ridge KIA Memorial Cross to the 10th Canadians

A First Day Vimy Ridge KIA Memorial Cross - Private J. A. Riddell, 10th (Canadians) Battalion, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in action at the battle of Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917 -  British War Medal 1914-20 (183743 Pte. J. A. Riddell, 10-Can. Inf.), together with his Canadian Memorial Cross, G.V.R., the reverse officially inscribed, ‘1893743 Pte. J. A. Riddell’, nearly extremely fine.  Footnote: James Alexander Riddell was born in Edinburgh on 30 December 1885. A Carpenter by occupation, he enlisted in the 89th (Alberta) Battalion at Hanna in November 1915 and arrived in England in June 1916, where he was taken on to the strength of the 10th Battalion. Embarked for France in July 1916, he was killed in action at the Battle of Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial; sold with copied service papers.
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