A First War Trio to the 3rd Battalion "Toronto Regiment"
A First War Trio to the 3rd Battalion "Toronto Regiment" - 1914-15 Star (10105 Pte W.J. BOURLET. 3/CAN:INF:); British War Medal (10105 PTE. W.J. BOURLET. 3-CAN.INF.); and Victory Medal (10105 PTE. W.J. BOURLET. 3-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, original ribbons on the latter two medals, bruising and edge wear on the BWM, contact marks, very fine.Footnote: Walter James Bourlet was born on January 26, 1892 in Highgate, London, England. He signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (10105) with the 3rd Infantry Battalion "Toronto Regiment", on September 22, 1914 at Camp Valcartier, at the age of 22, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Painter. The Battalion was raised in Toronto with mobilization headquarters at Camp Valcartier, Quebec under the authority of P.C.O. 2067, August 6, 1914. The Battalion sailed October 3, 1914 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel R. Rennie with a strength of 43 officers and 1,100 other ranks. The Battalion served in France and Belgium with the 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division. Bourlet survived the war.