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WWI British War Medal - C.M.G.B. & RCMP

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WWI British War Medal - C.M.G.B. & RCMP

WWI British War Medal - (175385 PTE. F. STRIBBELL. C.M.G. BDE.). Naming is officially impressed. Very crisp detail, dark patina, extremely fine. Footnote: Francis "Frank" Joseph Stribbell is acknowledged for having signed four Attestation Papers, with four different birth years. They all state that he was born in Hamilton, Ontario and named his next-of-kin as his wife, Alice but that's where the similarities end. The first one was signed on November 6, 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, stating that he was born on November 19, 1859, that he had previous military service with the Mounted Police and that his trade was that of Labourer. The second one was signed on July 28, 1915 in Hamilton, Ontario, stating that he was born on November 19, 1872, that he had four years previous military service with the Royal North West Mounted Police and that his trade was that of Stat: Engineer, with a note at the top of the page reading "This man discharged August 21, 1915. Medically unfit." The third one was signed on October 1, 1915 in Hamilton, Ontario, stating that he was born on November 19, 1873, that he had four and half years previous military service with the North West Mounted Police and that his trade was that of Labourer. The fourth one was signed on October 27, 1917 in Hamilton, Ontario, stating that he was born on November 19, 1868, that he had nine months previous military service (seven months with the 86th Battalion and two months with the 76th Battalion) and that his trade was that of Labourer, with a "yes" marked when asked if he had ever been discharged (the explanation given as "Medically Unfit through Service."
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