US Citizen who served with CEF
Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:55 AM
From the research I have done. He never served in the United States military and was never eligible for the US victory medal. So I believe that the US victory metal is self awarded. From what other collectors have mentioned to the previous caretaker, these were mounted on their current bar sometime after 1980.
September 30, 1915-February 15, 1916
Service number: 425565
Served with: 45th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force medically unfit discharge
May 4, 1916-December 31, 1918
Service number: 261313
Served with: Royal Canadian Regiment
97th battalion in France and Belgium
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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:19 PM
It is interesting that he was given the Virginia, Minn WWI service cross. That tells us that they honored their home town WWI veterans, even those who served with the Allied forces only.
Edited by Fred Borgmann, 13 January 2020 - 06:21 PM.
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