A 1914-15 Star Trio and Canadian Memorial Cross to Private J. Richmond, 49th Canadian Infantry, a Casualty During the Second Battle of Ypres.

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A 1914-15 Star Trio and Canadian Memorial Cross to Private J. Richmond, 49th Canadian Infantry, a Casualty During the Second Battle of Ypres.

1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal all named to 434568 Private J. Richmond, 49th Canadian Infantry. Memorial Cross, Geo V, named to 434568 Private J. Richmond.

John Richmond, was declared dead having previously been listed as missing (so presumably killed in action) on 5thJune 1916. He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Born 17thSeptember 1884 at Hurlford, Scotland, he attested for 4thArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He re-enlisted at Calgary, Alberta on January 27th1915. On June 2nd, 3rdand 4th, the Battles of Sanctuary Wood and Hill 62 took place, this was seen as the baptism of fire for the Canadian forces in the war, the British forces with the exception of the artillery having been pulled out of this sector in preparation for the Battle of the Somme which was due to begin in the following month. With significant research, including copy attestation papers and research regarding the Battles.