WWI Sir John Craig Eaton Gold Service Medal
WWI Sir John Craig Eaton Gold Service Medal - Gold, marked "14 K" and hallmarked on the reverse, weighing 13.3 grams, obverse with a coat-of-arms bearing two beavers above a band with three maple leaves and a harp below, surmounted by a beaver and framed by a ribbon banner inscribed "VINCIT OMNIA VERIT" (Truth Conquers All), sprigs of leafing on either side with the cypher of John Craig Eaton (interlocking "JCE") at the top, reverse inscribed "PRESENTED TO P. WILDMAN BY SIR JOHN. C. EATON AS A MARK OF APPRECIATION OF SERVICES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918", the name engraved in a ribbon banner and the remaining type in raised lettering, 21.4 mm x 29.5 mm, integral ring suspension, light wear and contact, extremely fine. Footnote: Sir John Craig Eaton (April 28, 1876 – March 30, 1922) was a Canadian businessman and member of the prominent Eaton family. He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1915 in recognition of his participation in the war effort, and so became Sir John Craig Eaton, and his wife Flora, Lady Eaton. Sir John greatly influenced the Eaton Department Store Company and expanded the stores nationally.