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A First War Military Medal to the 28th North West Battalion 1917

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A First War Military Medal to the 28th North West Battalion 1917

A First War Military Medal to the 28th North West Battalion 1917 - Military Medal (781895 Pte W.R. MARTYN. 28/CAN:INF:); British War Medal (781895 PTE. W.R. MARTYN. 28-CAN.INF.); and Victory Medal (781895 PTE. W.R. MARTYN. 28-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, original ribbons, the Military Medal with a 1914-15 Star ribbon, dark patinas on the silver medals, light contact, near extremely fine.   Footnote: William Ralph Martyn was born on October 16, 1893 in North Bay, Ontario. He was a resident of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan when he signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (781895) with the 128th Infantry Battalion, on January 15, 1916, in Moose Jaw, at the age of 22, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Lynmie Martyn of Moose Jaw (later of Toronto, Ontario), stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Clerk. The Battalion was raised and mobilized in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed August 15, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel F. Pawlett with a strength of 32 officers and 988 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was broken up and absorbed into the 15th and 19th Reserve Battalions. Martyn was later transferred to the 28th Infantry Battalion "North West Regiment" in the French theatre and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field, the announcement appearing in the Fourth Supplement to the London Gazette 30172 of Friday, July 6, 1917, on Monday, July 9, 1917, page 6842. He is also recognized as having received the Military Medal on page 11 of the sixteen page welcome home to the 28th Infantry Battalion "Its Record of Service" publication.  
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