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Rare Colonial Meritorious Service Group


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Rare Colonial Meritorious Service Group

SERJT G.T. ALLUM: Colonial Meritorious Service Medal, with "Canada" reverse, Edward VII {S.M.(W.O) C. T.ALLUM, C.A.P.C.; naming is officially impressed in block capitals; Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - Edward VII Type A. (42717 SERJT. G.T. ALLUM. R.G.A.) Naming is officially impressed in block capitals. Nearly extremely fine. Pair is accompanied by 20 pages of Canadian military record copies, and 16 pages of British military record copies. Reference OMRS Journal Spring 1975, pp.34 - 41 and Spring 1976, p.13. The award was notified in the Canada Gazette on the 13th of April 1918, p.3568, G.O.36.George Thomas Allum was born at George Green, Langley, Buckinghamshire, England on the 3rd of September 1868. He attested to the Royal Artillery at Greenwich on the 13th of May 1884 (Gunner No. 42717) giving his age as 18 years and 10 months (Actual age was 15 years and 9 months). He was transferred as Gunner 1 Brigade, Northern Irish Division on 1st of January 1885, which became the 3rd Western Division with the re-organization on the 1st of August 1889, and on the 14th of August 1889, he extended his service to complete 12 years with the colours. Promoted to Bombardier on the 20th of July 1893 and Corporal on the 2nd of February 1894, he re-engaged at St.Georges, Bermuda on the 23rd of April 1895 for such time to complete 21 years of service. His final promotion was to Sergeant on the 27th of November 1894. He was discharged at Netley, medically unfit, as Sergeant on the 19thy of July 1904 after 20 years and 68 days, having seen service at Home (2 years and 137 days), in Bermuda (3 years and 199 days), at Halifax, Nova Scotia (4 years and 299 days), Bermuda (1 year and 60 days), at Home (2 years and 316 days), at Halifax, Nova Scotia (2 years and 357 days), at Jamaica (2 years and 183 days), and Home (47 days). He was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct medal with gratuity of 5 pound. He enlisted as P.F.26 in the Canadian Army Pay Corps (Permanent Force) on the 5th of September 1908, and attested to the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force (serving in Canada) as 2777360 on the 27th of September 1917, and was discharged to pension on the 14th of July 1920. He married Emma Matilda Power at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the 5th of December 1893, and they had 4 children: Henry, Arthur, Gladys Winifred, and Beatrice Emily, all born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After retirement, he resided at 93 Larch Street Halifax and died at Calgary, Alberta on the 9th of May 1953. Meritorious Service Medal with "Canada" reverse, Edward VII issue, is rare.
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