A First War Pair to the 72nd C.F.A.
A First War Pair to the 72nd C.F.A. - British War Medal (343065 GNR. G. COOPER. C.F.A.); and Victory Medal (343065 GNR. G. COOPER. C.F.A.). Naming is officially impressed. Dark patina on the BWM, on a supsension bar with swing bar pinback as worn by the veteran, better than very fine. Accompanied by a 72nd Overseas Field Battery Cap Badge (three-piece construction, pickled brass, unmarked, 49.5 mm x 66.8 mm, horizontal pinback); and a CEF For Service At The Front Badge (bronze and enamels, numbered "299248" on the reverse, 22.3 mm, screwback), both badges near extremely fine. Footnote: Gerald Arthur Cooper was born on May 17, 1898 in Ottawa, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper on May 7, 1917 at Ottawa, ten days shy of his nineteenth birthday, listing his father, H. Copper, as his next-of-kin and stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Clerk. He served as a gunner with the 72nd Overseas Field Battery (72nd Queen's Battery), out of Kingston, Ontario.