A WWI Medal Pair to the Princes Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
A WWI Medal Pair to the Princes Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry - British War Medal (1042211 A. L. CPL. J.W. MC LAUGHLIN. P.P.C.L.I.); and Victory Medal (1042211 A. L. CPL. J.W. MC LAUGHLIN. P.P.C.L.I.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, dark patina on the BWM, oxidation spot on the obverse of the VM, light contact, better than very fine. Footnote: James William McLaughlin was born on April 25, 1892 in Westmeath, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper as a Private with the 240th Infantry Battalion "Lanark and Renfrew Battalion", on October 13, 1916 in Renfrew, Ontario, at the age of 24, naming his next-of-kin as his father, James McLaughlin of Pembroke, Ontario, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Farmer. The Battalion was raised in Ontario, with mobilization headquarters at Renfrew, under the authority of G.O. 69, July 15, 1916. The Battalion sailed May 3, 1917 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel E.J. Watt, with a strength of 14 officers and 375 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion. McLaughlin was later transferred to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and named Acting Lance Corporal.