A First War Medal Pair to Pte. Francis Ranger AKA Francis Keilty
A First War Medal Pair to Pte. Francis Ranger AKA Francis Keilty - British War Medal (512505 PTE. F.L. RANGER. C.A.S.C.); and Victory Medal (512505 PTE. F.L. RANGER. C.A.S.C.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, scratch on the reverse and scattered gilt wear evident overall on the VM, cleaned, light contact, better than very fine. Accompanied by a Canadian Army Service Corps Cap Badge (browning copper, maker marked "CARON BROS. 1915 MONTREAL" on the reverse, 42 mm x 42.2 mm, intact lugs and pin) and two Canada General Service Uniform Buttons (brass, unmarked, magnetic metal backs, 20.5 mm, intact loops). Footnote: Francis Leo Ranger (AKA Francis Leo Keilty) was born on July 12, 1888 in Brockville, Ontario. He was a resident of Toronto when he signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (512505) under the name Francis Leo Keilty, with the Divisional Supply Column in Toronto, Ontario, on March 20, 1916, at the age of 27, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Katherine Keilty of Toronto, stating that he had three months previous military service with the 41st Queen's Own Rifles, that he was married and that his trade was that of Motorman. He was declared "Medically Fit" the following day, even though his records indicate that he had a previous "Fractured Skull". There are two Attestation Papers on file for him: the first is stamped "ORIGINAL" with the aforementioned information, while the second is identical to the first one, other than the fact that it is stamped "TRIPLICATE" instead of "ORIGINAL" at the top of the paper and anywhere that his name appears as "Keilty", the notation "alias RANGER" has been added afterwards.