Ribton, Reginald Heber: Service no. 53280 (Military Medal)


Digitized Service Record

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

Appendix to October 1916 War Diary outlining the soldiers who won decorations from Septembers 1916 action on the Somme Front.
Training during the morning. Postponed Church Parade held. About midday (12.40 pm) shell dropped by long range gun struck one of the huts in which H.Q. details and portion of D coy where billeted. 5 ors Killled. 4 ors died of wounds. 35 wounded.
“Died of Wounds” at No. 9 Canadian Field Ambulance.
Source: CVWM Roll of Honour – Lance Corporal Reginald Heber Ribton’s name was included on the Merchants Bank of Canada 1914 – 1918 Roll of Honour. He indicated on his military attestation that he was a clerk. Source: The Standard / Canada’s Aid to the Allies and Peace Memorial. Edited by Frederick Yorston. Published by the Montreal Standard Publishing Co., Ltd., Montreal. This large Souvenir Edition magazine included the Rolls of Honour for various prominent Canadian businesses.
Source: CVWM Inscription detail for R.H. Ribton.

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