A First War Medal Trio to the 2nd Canadian Infantry
A First War Medal Trio to the 2nd Canadian Infantry - 1914-15 Star (8323 PTE R.C. FUDGE. 2/CAN:INF:); British War Medal (8323 S. SJT. R.C. FUDGE. 2-CAN.INF.) and Victory Medal (8323 S. SJT. R.C. FUDGE. 2-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Court-mounted with dual push pins, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records, Pay Sheets, War Service Gratuity document, Discharge Certificate and Department of Veterans Affairs Death Confirmation. Footnote: Robert Charles Fudge was born on June 24, 1892 in Barking, Essex, England. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 2nd Battalion on September 23, 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec, stating that he was not married, that he had previous military service with the 34th Regiment at Niagara and that his trade was that of Tinsmith (Machinist). He sailed from Quebec City aboard S.S. Cassandra on October 4, 1914 and after little more than one year in England, was taken on strength at the Canadian Base Depot early 1916. He is listed has having served in Canada, Britain and France, achiving the ranks of Private with the 2nd Battalion and Staff Sergeant with the Canadian Ordance Corps. Fudge proceeded to 10 Brigade Canadian Field Artillery in the field in France on December 20, 1917, which lasted ten days until he was forced to enter the hospital "sick". His health during his tenure overseas was not good. By January 1918, he had been diagnosed with gonorrhea, syphilis and diarrhea, among other things, and by mid-January 1919, a piece of emery dust had lodged in his eye, affecting his sight. It also states in his June 1919 medical report that he had "Otitis Media" (inflamation of the middle ear). Although his hearing was normal on enlistment, three years earlier in France, he was in battle and the ear became infected. This forced him into administrative duties, served in the War Office at Shornecliffe, then later in Ashford. He returned to Canada in late June 1919 and was taken on strength at No. 2 District Depot, Toronto on July 3, 1919. Fudge was discharged from active service upon demobilzation on July 12th. It was noted that he planned to take up residence in Oshawa, Ontario and later married Mrs. Harriet Fudge. The Department of Veterans received information from PME CPC at Regina, Saskatchewan that Fudge passed away on June 3, 1969, the place of death listed as "not stated".