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WWI MM Group, Sgt Alfred Curbishley, 19th Bat.

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WWI MM Group, Sgt Alfred Curbishley, 19th Bat.

Military Medal, George V. (55813 Pte. A. CURBISHLEY. 19/CAN:INF:BN.); 1914-15 Star (55813 Pte. A. CURBISHLEY. 19/CAN:INF:); British War and Victory Medals (55813 SJT. A. CURBISHLEY. 19-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed on all four. Original ribbons, dark patina, very fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestion Paper, Service Records, Medical Records, Discharge Certificate and his citation card. Footnote: Alfred Curbishley was born in Barton, Cheshire, England on July 18, 1890 and was a resident of Hamilton, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper on November 11, 1914 in Toronto and listed his trade as Labourer. As a member of the 19th Battalion CEF, he sailed from Montreal aboard the S.S. Scandinavian on May 13, 1915 bound for France. In August 1916, he was attached to 4th Field Company Canadian Engineers. In December of 1916, he was awarded his Military Medal: "For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. On Sept; 28th, -30th (1916), under heavy shell fire and rifle fire he crossed about 700 yards of open ground to establish communications with troops on the right. His patrol captured 3 Germans. On his way back one of his patrol was wounded." (A.F.W. 3121.). He was treated for a gunshot wound to the hip on June 17, 1918, then sent to Witley, England and posted to 1st Central Ontario Regimental Depot. Currbishley returned to Canada on January 21, 1919 and upon demobilization, he was discharged from active service on February 15, 1919.
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