WWI British War Medal to the 37th Infantry Battalion
WWI British War Medal to the 37th Infantry Battalion - (408078 A. CPL. W.R. CORNELL. 37-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Dark patina, light contact and surface wear, better than very fine. Footnote: Walter Henry Cornell was born on November 6, 1887 in Trenton, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 37th Infantry Battalion on June 11, 1915 at Niagara Camp, naming his next-of-kin as his wife who was residing in Toronto, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Carpenter. The Battalion was raised in Sault Ste. Marie in Northern Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Niagara Falls, Ontario under the authority of G.O. 86, July 1, 1915. The Battalion sailed November 27, 1915 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel C.F. Bick with a strength of 40 officers and 1,104 other ranks.