Orig WW1 Military Medal & Bar 31st Btn Alberta Rgt


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    Orig WW1 Military Medal & Bar 31st Btn Alberta Rgt

    Post by Battalion Colours on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:52 pm

    An interesting 31st Battalion Gallantry group on ebay:


    Rare original WW1 full size Gallantry Medal group (MC / Military Cross & Bar & Trio) named to "Captain George Smith Robertson" who served with the "31st Battalion / Alberta Regiment". The medal group is in very good condition with original ribbons. The grouping includes the following :

    1. WW1 MC / Military Cross with Bar.

    2. 1914 - 1915 Star named to 79744 Pte. G.S. Robertson 31 Can / Inf.

    3. WW1 War Medal named to Capt GS Robertson.

    4. WW1 Victory Medal named to Capt GS Robertson.

    The Military Cross Citation reads : July 26th, 1917

    For Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading his company to its objective when all the other company officers had become casualties. Later in the day he showed great courage and initiative and capturing an enemy trench.

    The Bar Citation reads : January 11th, 1919

    When troops of another Division were advancing, this Officer seeing an enemy Officer directing the fire of two machine guns against our troops, immediately seized a Lewis gun, and under heavy fire pushed ahead and personally put out of action this nest, killing the Officer and crews. His prompt action saved many casualties and enabled the attack to proceed without delay. he set a fine example of coolness and courage.


    "Honneur et Fidélité"

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