A few weeks ago I got my first medal pair to the 78th (Winnipeg Grenadiers) CEF. Using my "cheat sheet" I saw that the service number on the medal was in between 147001-150000 service number used by the 78th.
The pair is named to 148626 Pte. V. G. Bodkin. 78-Can. Inf. Although I've done minimal research on the man, I do have some basic information. Born in Killarney, Ireland. He enlisted on the 28th of December, 1915 (see image 4). He was wounded December ?th, 1916. Deemed medically unfit for war service, April 17th, 1918.
The ribbon on the 78th War Medal is a original period replacement that I added myself, the set was missing that ribbon. The Victory medal sports its original ribbon. I personally think the pair is original, everything looks good on it and checks out (to me). Overall nice pair to the 78th (Winnipeg Grenadiers).
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