A Great War pair, Memorial Plaque, Memorial Cross & “In Memoriam” Welcome Home medal (Wallaceburg, ON) to brave soldier Pte C. Crothers (18th-Can Inf) KIA Nov 2, 1917


A poignant WWI group to Private Carson Crothers, 18th Battalion. A Great War medal pair (2334306 Pte C. Crothers, 18-Can Inf); Memorial Plaque (Carson Crothers); Memorial Cross (Geo V) engraved 2334306 Pte C. Crothers.  With two (2) Wallaceburg, Ontario Welcome Home medals.  The first engraved C.F. Crothers with plain bar, the second engraved “C. Crothers” with In Memoriam suspension bar pin.  It is likely that the town of Wallaceburg was preparing for Crother’s return and when they learned of his death they issued a second medal engraved “presented to C. Crothers by the citizens of Wallaceburg for gallant services in the great war 1914-18. ” Marked sterling.  Sold with copied service files and newspaper obituary etc.

Carson Crothers was born 19 December, 1893 in Wallaceburg, Ontario.  He was an Engineer and enlisted with the Cycle Corps.  He was Killed-in-Action on 2 Nov, 1917, at 24-years-of-age.  He is remembered on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.

Carson had a brother Bert (Albert) who was serving in the United States Army.  His statement of service and his American WWI Victory medal are also included with this lot.

All items Extremely fine.

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