WWI Victory Medal to the 24th Canadian Infantry; KIA
WWI Victory Medal to the 24th Canadian Infantry; KIA - (748058 L. CPL. A.O. SCHUH. 24-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed. Lacquered, light contact, better than very fine. Footnote: Albert Otto Schuh was born on July 30, 1897 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a resident of Hatley, Quebec when he signed his Attestation Paper as a Private with the 117th Infantry Battalion "Canadian Grenadier Guards / Eastern Township Battalion", on December 4, 1915, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, at the age of 18, naming his next-of-kin as his brother, Carl Schuh of Hatley, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Farmer. The Battalion was raised in Eastern Quebec, with mobilization headquarters at Sherbrooke under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed August 14, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel L.J. Gilbert with a strength of 36 officers and 943 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into 23rd Reserve Battalion. Schuh was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal and was later transferred to the 24th Infantry Battalion "Victoria Rifles" for service in the French theatre. He died on April 25, 1917, at the age of 19 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Grave Reference: XIX. J. 12. and is commemorated on page 322 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. The Sherbrooke Memorial was unveiled on November 7, 1926, with Schuh's name appearing on its tablet, along with those of 248 others.