Caldwell, Wesley Strang: Service no. 53661 (Military Medal)

Digitized Service Record

Source: Earned the Military Medal for “Bravery in the Field” during the actions at the Somme September 1916.

Later promoted to lieutenant and rejoined the 18th Battalion on June 23, 1917.

Source: The Clinton News Record, 1916-12-14, Page 1.

SOLDIER BOY HONOURED

Sergt. Wesley Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell of Hensall, is officially reported as having received a military medal for distinguished service on the battle field. Sergt. Caldwell is very well known in Clinton, having attended Collegiate here. He enlisted as a private with the 18th Battalion in November 1914 and was promoted on the field. He has served in Belgium and France for over a year. He is a member of the machine gun section. The Clinton friends of this young soldier will be glad to hear of his success and will wish for him more distinguished honours.

Source: The Clinton News Record, 1916-12-14, Page 1.

 

Appendix to October 1916 War Diary outlining the soldiers who won decorations from Septembers 1916 action on the Somme Front.

Appendix to October 1916 War Diary outlining the soldiers who won decorations from Septembers 1916 action on the Somme Front.

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