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First War Trio- 2nd Canadian Infantry, KIA

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First War Trio- 2nd Canadian Infantry, KIA

First War Trio- 2nd Canadian Infantry, KIA - 1914-15 Star (8392. PTE R.H. WILSON. 2/CAN:INF:); British War Medal (8392 PTE. R.H. WILSON. 2-CAN. INF.); and Victory Medal (8392 PTE. R.H. WILSON. 2-CAN. INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Crisp detail, nice patinas, court-mounted with dual push pins, as worn by the veteran, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records, Military Will and Death Confirmation. Footnote: Robert Henry Wilson was born on July 28, 1890 on Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. He signed his Attestation Paper on September 22, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec stating that he belonged to an Active Militia, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Painter. It is known that he spent time in England hospitalized, as he suffered a gun shot wound in the back on September 12, 1916. He healed from the wound and was taken on strength at the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre. By spring, he was taken on strength by the 6th Canadian Reserve Battalion on April 5, 1917 and drafted at Seaforth by the 2nd Battalion a month later. Wilson arrived in France on May 17, arriving in the field on the 23rd. He suffered gun shot wounds to his right side, right buttock and right hand, dying from his wounds at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station on November 7, 1917. He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, near Poperinghe, twelve kilometres west of Ieper town centre, Belgium. His Military Will stated that "In the event of my death I leave all my personal affects & property to my Mother, Mrs J.B. Wilson 408 Centre St. Oshawa Ont". In addition, she received his three WWI medals. (COM872)
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