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Military Medal - E.ONT Regiment

George V. (410170 Cpl L. PERRAULT . 38 / E. ONT: R.). Naming is officially impressed. Crisp detail, plated, very minor contact marks, very fine. Accompanied by copies of his Service Records, Medical Records, Military Will, Discharge Certificate and other research papers. Footnote: Lorenzo Perrault was born on March 3, 1891 in Ottawa, Ontario. He was married to Lucie Perrault and had one child. He signed his Attestation Paper on July 19, 1915 in Ottawa and stated his trade as Lumber Inspector. He arrived in England on June 9, 1916 and later embarked for France as a member of the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion on August 13, 1916. Perrault participated at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in early April 1917. His medical records indicate he was in and out of various medical facilities during the war. On July 31, 1917, he joined the 4th Engineering Battalion in the Field. He was promoted to Sergeant on September 1, 1918 and was awarded his Military Medal on September 11, 1918 by Corp Order 1899 and cited in the London Gazette, 31142, on January 24, 1919. Later, on October 3, 1918, during the Allied capture of the Hindenburg Line, he experienced gunshot wounds on his right breast, back, and right hand. He recovered from his wounds and was discharged from the CEF on February 27, 1919 and returned to Canada that March. He is also mentioned as having been awarded the Medal of Honour with Swords, in Silver (La Medaille D'Honneue Avec Glaives en Argent) by Corps Order on Decemebr 4, 1918 and cited in the London Gazette, 31150, on January 29, 1919. He died September 30,1954 at the age of 63.
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