A First War Medal Pair to the Canadian Engineers with Badge
A First War Medal Pair to the Canadian Engineers with Badge - British War Medal (2010887 SPR. E. RABLEY. C.E.); and Victory Medal (2010887 SPR. E. RABLEY. C.E.). Naming is officially impressed. Very crisp detail, dark patina on the BWM, on transposed original ribbons with safety pin attachments as worn by the veteran, oxidation evident on the VM, very fine. Accompanied by a Canadian Enginners cap badge, browning copper, 43.3 mm x 47.5 mm, intact lugs, one oxidation mark, very fine. Footnote: Edmund Rabley was born on September 4, 1882 in Cornwall, England. He signed his Attestation Paper with the Canadian Engineers on May 23, 1918 in Toronto, Ontario, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was single and that his trade was that of Miner. The Canadian Engineers were responsible for all defensive measures, including wiring, trenches, gun enplacements, offensive and defensive mining subways, roads, bridges, railways, medical accommodations, water supply and purification and numerous other vital tasks. All accommodation and storage huts were built by the engineers and they were also charged with maintaining sanitation standards.