A First War Pair to the Canadian Railway Troops
A First War Pair to the Canadian Railway Troops - British War Medal (1099197 CPL. L. DAVID. C.R.T.); and Victory Medal (1099197 CPL. L. DAVID. C.R.T.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, original ribbons, dark patina on the BWM, near very fine.Footnote: Leon David was born on June 5, 1879 in Clarence Creek, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 256th Infantry Battalion on January 25, 1917 in Sudbury, Ontario, at the age of 37, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. Jane David, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Railroadman. The Battalion was raised in Central Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Toronto under the authority of G.O. 69, July 15, 1916. The Battalion sailed March 28, 1917 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W.A. McConnell with a strength of 18 officers and 531 other ranks. The Battalion served in France as the 10th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops.