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WW1 Military Medal Group of (3) to 46th Bn. Canadian Infantry, KIA 1918

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WW1 Military Medal Group of (3) to 46th Bn. Canadian Infantry, KIA 1918

255052 Pte. F.C. Atkinson, 46th Can. Inf.

Frederick Cheesborough Atkinson Born Penrith, Cumbia, England. At enlistment, he was living at North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He attested at Calgary, Alberta on May 22nd, 1916 with the 210th Battalion CEF, Occupation listed as a Farmer. He had prior service with the Imperial Yeomanry and also the Light Horse. Son of John and Ruth Westgarth Atkinson of Greystoke, Penrith, England. Killed in Action September 29, 1918. CEF Burial Registers - 'This soldier was hit in the head and instantly killed by a bullet from the rifle of an enemy sniper'. Awarded M.M. May 15th. 1919. No known citation, but comes with a letter to his sister, stating he was awarded it for bravery in the field. 

His digitized service file is downloadable for free at the Canadian National Archives,

link here : http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=16280

Medals are Extremely Fine condition.