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A Canadian Great War Battle of Amiens Military Medal group awarded to Sergeant J. Benson, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, late 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion - the Central Ontario Regiment, who saw service out on the Western Front from February 1916, being wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the right thigh on 15th August 1917, and then gassed on 8th September 1918, he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 11th February 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens

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A Canadian Great War Battle of Amiens Military Medal group awarded to Sergeant J. Benson, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, late 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion - the Central Ontario Regiment, who saw service out on the Western Front from February 1916, being wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the right thigh on 15th August 1917, and then gassed on 8th September 1918, he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 11th February 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens which lasted from 8th August and 3rd September 1918.

Group of 3: Military Medal, GVR bust; (451183 SJT J. BENSON. 2/CAN: M.G.C.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (451183 W.O.CL.2. J. BENSON. 20-CAN.INF.)

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Joseph Benson was born in Hamilton, Scotland, and having emigrated to Canada, where he settled in Toronto, Ontario, and worked as a canvasser, then enlisted into the Canadian Forces on 29th June 1915 at Niagara, joining as a Private (No.451183) the 58th Battalion. Seeing service on the Western Front from 4th February 1916 with the 20th Canadian Infantry Battalion - the Central Ontario Regiment, he then transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps.

Seeing active service at St Elon, on the Somme, at Vimy, Hill 70 and in the advance from Arras to Mons, Benson was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the right thigh on 15th August 1917, and was then gassed on 8th September 1918, being awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 11th February 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens which lasted from 8th August and 3rd September 1918. Benson returned to Canada on 14th May 1919, and was discharged on 21st November 1919.