KIA WW1 Trio to 24th Bn (Victoria Rifles) Canadian Infantry
Three: Private O. Gilmour, 24th Battalion Canadian Infantry, killed in action, 11 April 1916 1914-15 Star (65369 Pte., 24/Can. Inf.); British War and Victory Medals (65369 Pte., 24-Can. Inf.)
Nearly extremely fine condition.
Oswald Gilmour was born in 1884 in Montreal, Quebec, occupation Driver. He had prior service of 3 years with the 1st Prince of Wales Fusiliers militia regiment. He was reported missing on 11th April 1916, last seen "just before a large shell exploded near him". Later reported KIA. Interestingly, his "widow" received compensation for 2 men and had her pension cancelled as unmarried and ineligeble and has disappeared along with their child, who's pension was also cancelled. An overpayment of $172.67 was recovered by the Pension Board.