WWI Canadian Machine Gun Corps Group
1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. (LIEUT. H.H. ESSEX). Naming is officially impressed. All three medals are polished, featuring crisp detail and are professionally mounted. Also included and mounted is one cap badge and two collar tabs, in browning copper, of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, with the intact slider of the cap badge and lugs of the collar tabs exposed on the reverse. Below these is a reproduced newspaper headshot photo of Lieutnant Essex in dress uniform. A printed plate below states "404331 Lieutenant HARRY HAMPTON ESSEX, 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion - Toronto Regiment, 1st Canadian Machine Gun Battalion". All three medals, along with the cap badge and collar tabs are in very fine condition. Footnote: Harry Hampton Essex was born January 18, 1896 in Toronto, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper on May 21, 1915, listed his trade as Clerk and that he had previous military experience as a Sargeant with the Upper Canada College Cadets.