A WWI Pair to the Canadian Railway Troops
A WWI Pair to the Canadian Railway Troops - British War Medal (1099091 CPL. W.C. KIDD. C.R.T.); and Victory Medal (1099091 CPL. W.C. KIDD. C.R.T.). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, dark patina on the BWM, spotting on the VM, light contact, very fine.Footnote: William Christie Kidd was born on June 12, 1891 in Lochee, Scotland. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 256th Infantry Battalion on January 19, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 25, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Mabel Kidd, stating that he had four years' previous military service with the 10th Regiment, Royal Grenadiers as a Private and nineteen months' previous military service with the Kapuskasing Guard, that he was married and that his trade was that of Horse Driver. 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.