Medals and Decorations

Veterans Affairs Canada provides information regarding the medals and decorations that soldiers of the Great War would have earned by either their participation in the war, or specific acts which were beyond the call of duty.  While the subject of medals for bravery is of great interest, my research has not revealed this to have been the case with any of the Pilons whose attestation records I have examined.  Rather, the Pilons of WWI would have qualified and received some of the following Badges or Medals (by clicking on them, you will be brought to an appropriate page at Veterans Affairs Canada who so kindly have allowed us to use the images below):

War Service Badges:

War Service Badge - Class A War Service Badge - Class B War Service Badge - Class C


1914 Star 1914-1915 Star mÈdaille des ÈpidÈmies British War Medal Victory Medal

The Memorial Cross was given to the mother of a soldier who had made the supreme sacrifice:

Memorial Cross GR V

Overview Place of Birth
Rank Year of Enlistment
Where They Served Coincident Enlistments
Multiple Enlistments Medals and Decorations
What They Looked Like

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