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A First War Military Medal to 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion



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A First War Military Medal to 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion

A First War Military Medal to 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion - George V (201882 Pte G.W. PHILPOTT. 3/CAN:INF:). Naming is officially impressed. Dark patina, very fine edge nicks, extremely fine. Footnote: George William Philpott was born on January 2, 1885 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He was a resident of Toronto, Ontario when he signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (201882) with the 95th Infantry Battalion, on November 3, 1915 in Toronto, at the age of 30, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Murial Philpott of Toronto, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was Married and that his trade was that of Farmer. His religion was Church of England. The Battalion was raised and mobilzed in Toronto, Ontario under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed June 2, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel R.K. Barker with a strength of 36 officers and 1,061 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 5th Reserve Battalion, with Philpott later transferred to the 3rd Infantry Battalion in the French theatre. Private Philpott was awarded the Military Medal, the announcement appearing in the Second Supplement to the London Gazette 30188 of Tuesday, July 17, 1917, on Wednesday, July 18, 1917, page 7291, one of many members of the Canadian Force singled out for the award in that edition. He was profiled in a Toronto Star article entitled "Assisted Wounded Men", on July 27, 1917, regarding men who had recently been awarded the Military Medal. Philpott survived the war and died on April 24, 1977, at the age of 92. He is buried in Aylmer, Elgin County, Ontario.
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