A First War British War Medal to the Alberta Rifles CEF
A First War British War Medal to the Alberta Rifles CEF - (3205118 PTE. C.W. DYER. A.R.). Naming is officially impressed. Contact marks and surface wear, very fine. Accompanied by a copy his Attestation Paper. - Charles William Dyer was born on May 12, 1895 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. He signed his Particulars of Recruit Drafted Under Military Service Act 1917, on January 3, 1918, at the 1st Depot Battalion Albert Regiment (Alberta Rifles) in Calgary, Alberta, naming his next-of-kin as his father, Harry Dyer of Weston-super-Mare, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was Single and that his trade was that of Farm Hand (his letter and number 191444 MR. under the Military Service Act). In England, he was transferred to the 21st Reserve Battalion but less than five months after signing his Attestation Paper, Dyer died on May 30, 1918. He is buried in Weston-super-Mare Cemetery, Somerset, England, Grave Reference: 1232 and is commemorated on page 402 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.