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№ 518


19 April 1995

Hammer Price:

British War and Victory Medals: 141174 Pte. G. Cowan, 58-Can.Inf.

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, Medals to Casualties of the Great War.

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Killed in action 17.9.1916. Age 27. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. Sold with extract from the War Diary, “Barrage fire very heavy. The Battalion had a working party of 400 digging a jumping off trench between Fabeck & Zollern Graben. Everyone fairly cheerful. Casualties - Lieut. Hearst H.V., Harris R.I., and Majors Anderson G.W. and Forster H.G. wounded. 13 O.R. killed, 59 O.R. wounded, 3 O.R. wounded (shell shock), 3 O.R. missing, 1 O.R. wounded (remained at duty).”