A Great War M.M. group of five awarded to Warrant Officer A. J. Le Sueur, 60th Canadian Infantry
Military Medal, G.V.R. (458416 L. Cpl. A. J. Le Sueur. 60/Can: Inf: Bn:); British War and Victory Medals (458416 W.O. Cl. 2 A. J. Le Sueur. 60-Can. Inf.); French Croix de Guerre; Belgian Croix de Guerre, mounted for wear, nearly extremely fine
M.M. London Gazette 23 August 1916.
Neither Croix de Guerre appears in the London Gazette.
Arthur James Le Sueur was born in Austin, Texas, on 12 November 1888. A surveyor by trade, he had previously served in the U.S.A. Army Engineer Corps, when he attested at Montreal for the C.E.F. on 2 August 1915. He sailed from Montreal in the S.S. Scandina on 6 November 1915, and served in France with the 60th Canadian Infantry from 21 February 1916. Sold with comprehensive copied Personnel records.
New information: LeSueur also had Second War service, for which he was entitled to the CVSM and War medals. He remained in Canada with the Veteran Guard ( Service number D107083 = Montreal enlistment.) He served in a topographical unit in the US army, perhaps in the Philippines prior to 1910. LeSueur was with the Canadian Corps School and they worked very closely with all the allied counties. Although we were unable to find proof of LeSueur’s entitlement to the foreign awards, one other option is still available. In the past, I have been able to prove foreign award entitlement (otherwise unrecorded) by contacting the embassies in question. I will leave it to the buyer to pursue this option.