The Great War Canadian Company Sergeant Major to Company Sergeant Major G.E. Geary MC

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The Great War Canadian Company Sergeant Major, Military Cross winner who was killed in action on the Somme in 1916 awarded to Company Sergeant Major G.E. Geary MC 4th Battalion…
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The Great War Canadian Company Sergeant Major, Military Cross winner who was killed in action on the Somme in 1916 awarded to Company Sergeant Major G.E. Geary MC 4th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (1st Central Ontario Regiment) comprising; 1914-1920 British War Medal, (6395 C.S. Mjr. G. E. Geary. 4-Can. Inf.); Memorial Plaque (George Edward Geary), very fine.

CSM George Edward Geary was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry during the Battle of Mont Sorrel, Ypres – M.C. London Gazette 19th August 1916

For conspicuous and consistent gallantry when in charge of battalion bombers and when leading patrols. On one occasion he took up a position 25 yards in front of our trenches in order the better to knock out the enemy and succeeded in doing so, although himself wounded.

His service papers show that he was wounded in action:

10th November 1915 Shrapnel Wound, Right Hand, shoulder and left forearm severe

He was Killed in Action on the 8/9th July 1916 and is commemorated on The Menin Gate, Ypres

Sold with copied service papers and CWGC information

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Specification

Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Groups and Single Decorations for Gallantry

Medal Monarch

George V

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