A Canadian Great War Battle of the Canal du Nord 1918 Military Medal group awarded to Private B. Sopher, 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Kootenay), who saw service out on the Western Front from September 1917, and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 3rd July 1919, which indicates an award won during September / October 1918 during the Battle of the Canal du Nord.

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A Canadian Great War Battle of the Canal du Nord 1918 Military Medal group awarded to Private B. Sopher, 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Kootenay), who saw service out on the Western Front from September 1917, and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 3rd July 1919, which indicates an award won during September / October 1918 during the Battle of the Canal du Nord.

Group of 3: Military Medal, GVR bust; (1004207 PTE B. SOPHER. 54/BN: 2/C.ONT:R.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (1004207 PTE. B. SOPHER. 54-CAN.INF.)

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Benjamin Sopher was born on 8th February 1896 in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, and having worked as a labourer, was living in Parry Sound, Ontario, when he enlisted into the Canadian Forces on 23rd February 1917, joining as a Private (No.1004207) the 227th Battalion. Posted to England where he arrived on 22nd April 1917, he then saw service out on the Western Front from 27th September 1917 with the 54th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Kootenay).

Sopher was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 3rd July 1919, which indicates an award won during September / October 1918 during the Battle of the Hundred Days - with research confirming his award was for the Battle of the Canal du Nord. Sopher was one of 15 members of his battalion to be officially notified of the award of the Military Medal on 11th December 1918. Posted to England on 28th April 1919, he was returned to Canada on 31st May 1919 and discharged on 8th June 1919.