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A First War Medal Pair & Photos to the 58th Canadian Infantry

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A First War Medal Pair & Photos to the 58th Canadian Infantry

A First War Medal Pair & Photos to the 58th Canadian Infantry - British War Medal (678308 PTE. F. ELLET. 58-CAN.INF.); and Victory Medal (678308 PTE. F. ELLET. 58-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, original ribbons, dark patina on the BWM, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by his WWI Canadian Pay Book for Use on Active Service, two CEF Field Medical Cards in their kraft paper tags with glassine fronts and ties (dated April 17, 1917 and April 22, 1917, respectively), a No. 2 District Depot in Toronto Pass (stamped "Mar 23 1919"), a Canadian Pacific Railway Company's Telegraph with envelope (addressed to his mother, Ellen Ellet, dated May 1, 1917), a Garrison Theatres (Navy & Army Canteen Board) Late Pass, an Overseas Reception Committee Canadian Pay Office Bearer Pass, a Christmas and New Years Good Wishes Card, a Year 1919 Pocket Calendar Card Sponsored by The James Morrison Brass Mfg. Co. of Toronto, a Britannia Bus Transfer (dated Thursday Aug. 4 1932, numbered 3794), his WWII Soldier's Service Book, two WWII Identification Tags (bakelite, round, stamped "B79468 PTE F ELLET CDN", 35 mm, tied on a neck cord); an Irish Regiment of Canada (A.F.) Permanent Midnight Pass, a pair of The Irish Regiment of Canada Shoulder Title Armbands (forest green wool patch with yellow embroidered lettering shoulder title, rectangular maroon wool 5th Canadian Armoured Division patch below, on a a khaki/green base, loop at the top and arm strap on the bottom, 130 mm x 187 mm), seven First World Era Photographs (featuring the brothers Ellet in their respective uniforms), four Second World War Era Photographs (featuring Ellet in his Irish Regiment of Canada uniform), along with a copy of his CEF Attestation Paper.   Footnote: Frank Ellet was born on June 18, 1899 in Birmingham, England. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 169th Infantry Battalion "109th Regiment" on January 28, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Ellen Ellet of Toronto, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Cabinet Maker. His birth year was stated as 1897 on the Attestation Paper but was later changed to 1899, as he was actually 16 when he enlisted, although he presented himself as 18 years old, in order to enlist. He had a brother, Thomas Ellet, also born in Birmingham, on August 4, 1892, who had previously enlisted with the 75th Infantry Battalion (138565) on July 14, 1915 in Toronto, stating that he was with an active militia, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Labourer. Thomas Ellet was later transferred to the 1st Battalion, Canadian Construction Corps in France. The 169th Infantry Battalion was raised and mobilized in Toronto, Ontario under the authority of G.O. 69, July 15, 1916. The Battalion sailed October 26, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel J.G. Wright with a strength of 32 officers and 887 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 5th Reserve Battalion, with Ellet being transferred to the 58th Infantry Battalion in the field. Ellet suffered a gunshot wound to his left foot while in action in the French theatre and was initially treated at No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance on April 17, 1917, before being transferred to No. 1 Canadian Field Ambulance the next day, then transferred to No. 18 General Hospital on April 22nd. He was invalided to England and admitted to the Military Hospital at Devenport on April 25th (the dates and wound confirmed by the accompanying Field Medical Cards and Telegram). Upon demobilization, he returned to Canada, later marrying Jean Ellet in the inter-war years. During the Second World War, 79468 Private Frank Ellet served with The Irish Regiment of Canada in the Italian theatre and North West Europe
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