A First War Memorial Cross to the 10th Canadians; 100 Days
A First War Memorial Cross to the 10th Canadians; 100 Days - (898499. Pte. H. GRAYSTON.). Naming is engraved, cross has been extensively cleaned using a silver agent, othwerwise light contact, near extremely fine Footnote: Horace Grayston was born October 12, 1896 in London, England, the son of Alfred Egbert Grayston and Sarah Grayston. He was a resident of Fishburn, Alberta when he signed his Attestation Paper as a Private with the 192nd Infantry Battalion "Crow's Nest Pass Battalion", in Fishburn, on June 15, 1916, at the age of 19, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Sarah Grayston of London, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Farm Assistant. The Battalion was raised in Blairmore and District with mobilization headquarters at Blairmore, Alberta under the authority of G.O. 69, July 15, 1916. The Battalion sailed November 1, 1916 under the command of Captain H.E. Lyon with a strength of 23 officers and 424 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 9th Reserve Battalion, with Private Grayston later transferred to the 10th Infantry Battalion "10th Canadians" (Alberta Regiment). Horace Graydon died on September 2, 1918, during the Hundred Days Offensive, at the age of 21 and is buried in Upton Wood Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Grave Reference: E. 11. He is commemorated on page 418 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.