​ A Great War Canadian Final Advance 1918 single Military Medal awarded to Gunner W. Weaver, Canadian Field Artillery, who was serving with the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column when he was wounded in action on 2nd June 1917, receiving shrapnel to the left leg and left arm, and was then awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 14th May 1919, which indicates an award won during August to October 1918 during the final advance.

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A Great War Canadian Final Advance 1918 single Military Medal awarded to Gunner W. Weaver, Canadian Field Artillery, who was serving with the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column when he was wounded in action on 2nd June 1917, receiving shrapnel to the left leg and left arm, and was then awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 14th May 1919, which indicates an award won during August to October 1918 during the final advance.
Military Medal, GVR bust; (85397 GNR: W. WEAVER CAN:F.A.)
Condition: Good Very Fine.   

William Weaver was born in Statford, England, and having emigrated to Canada and settled in Montreal, with the ongoing Great War, he then attested for service with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at Montreal on 7th January 1915, joining as a Gunner (No.85397) the Canadian Field Artillery.  
Posted to England to join the 6th Brigade, he was transferred to the Headquarters Staff of the Reserve Brigade on 5th May 1915, and was then transferred to the 8th Howitzer Brigade on 1st October 19015, being then taken on the strength of the 29th Battery on 25th October 1915, and subsequently found himself serving with the 21st Battery. Having taken a Cookery Instruction Course at Colchester in January 1916, he joined the 2nd Battery on 25th January 1916, and was appointed to Acting Bombardier on 10th March 1916, before being admitted and reverting to the rank of Gunner as a result of drunkenness on 7th April 1916.
Weaver saw service out on the Western Front with a Trench Mortar Battery from 9th April 1916, but returned to England as a result of sickness on 25th July 1916. Having recovered, he joined the 38th Howitzer Battery out on the Western Front on 22nd January 1917, and was then posted to the 83rd Howitzer Battery in the 15th Brigade on 17th March 1917, before transferring with his battery to the 4th Brigade, and he appears to have then served with the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column.
Weaver was wounded in action on 2nd June 1917, receiving shrapnel to the left leg and left arm, and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 14th May 1919, which indicates an award won during August to October 1918 during the final advance.   


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