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.
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.