A First War Victory Medal to the 58th Battalion; Wounded
A First War Victory Medal to the 58th Battalion; Wounded - (3030967 PTE. G. MALCOLM. 58-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Official replacement medal, very light contact, near extremely fine. Footnote: George Malcolm was born on June 18, 1888 in Laurence Kirk, Scotland. He was a resident of Chicago, Illinois when he signed his Attestation Paper with the 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, on November 7, 1917, in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 29, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Margaret Malcolm, stating that he had two years' previous service as a Corporal with the 1st Aberdeenshire, Royal Engineers, that he was Single and that his trade was that of Salesman. The Battalion was raised in Central Ontario under the authority of G.O. 103A, August 15, 1915. The mobilization headquarters was at Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario (Camp Niagara). The Battalion sailed November 22, 1915 from Halifax, Nova Scotia aboard the S.S. Saxonia, with a strength of 40 officers and 1,091 other ranks under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel H.A. Genet, arriving in England on December 2nd. Malcolm was with the 58th Infantry Battalion when he entered the French theatre on May 11, 1918 and suffered a gun shot (shrapnel) wound to his left thigh from a shell explosion in the Cambrai Sector, on October 1, 1918. Although wounded, he survived the war.