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eMedals-A First War Medal Pair to the 75th Canadian Infantry

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A First War Medal Pair to the 75th Canadian Infantry



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A First War Medal Pair to the 75th Canadian Infantry

A First War Medal Pair to the 75th Canadian Infantry - British War Medal (164179 PTE. S. STEAD. 75-CAN.INF.); and Victory Medal (164179 PTE. S. STEAD. 75-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, original ribbons, gilt wear evident on the VM, light contact and edge nicks, better than very fine.   Footnote: Sam Stead was born on April 15, 1878 in Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England. He signed his Attestation Paper as a Private with the 84th Infantry Battalion, on September 1, 1915, at Niagara Camp, at the age of 37, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Emily Stead of Paris, Ontario, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was Married and that his trade was that of Labourer. The Battalion was raised and mobilized in Toronto, Ontario under the authority of G.O. 103A, August 15, 1915 and left Canada on June 18, 1916 with a strength of 36 officers and 913 other ranks under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W.D. Stewart. Once in England, the Battalion was broken up and absorbed into the 73rd and 75 Infantry Battalions, with Stead joining the latter.
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