Ww1 Royal Newfoundland Regiment Forestry Corps Silver British War Medal
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Ww1 Royal Newfoundland Regiment Forestry Corps Silver British War Medal :
World War One Silver British War Medal engraved '8139 Pte.C.King,Newf'd F.C.'.Private Charles King was from Grand Falls and was one of 526 Newfoundlander's to serve in the Newfoundland Forestry Corps,fourteen of whom died in Scotland.Medal is in nice condition,with a few light bumps and scratches-see scans.Winner pays $16.00 for Registered postage and handling to the United States,$12.00 to Canada or $22.00 for International(greatly reduced postage for multiple lot winners).Confirmation is required within three days of item purchase and payment withinseven days.We accept Paypal and any other methods currently allowsas payment.Please check my sales and store for more vintage Merchant tokens,Coronation,Jubilee and AwardsMedals and Newfoundland coins.
In March 1917,Prime Minister Sir Edward Morris first entertained the idea of forming the Newfoundland Forestry Corps.A year earlier,in the summer of 1916,Canada had sent overseas a forestry contingent of approzimately 22,000 men.With the organizational assistance of Governor Sir Walter Davidson and the Newfoundland Patriotic Association,a crew of 498 foresters enlisted to work in the United Kingdom.An additional 278 failed to meet the physical requirements.The British government agreed to pay the cost of maintaining the corps.A large proportion of the Corps were from central Newfoundland,workers from the Anglo-Newfoundland Development(AND) Company in Grand Falls and the Albert E.Reed Company in Bishop's Falls.Once in the United Kingdom,the Newfoundlanders earned themselves an enviable reputation.Near the Scottish town of Craigvinean they erected a 3,000-foot timber chute to move logs over difficult terrain to the mills.The local Timber Supply Department of the Board of Trade later remarked that the chute would "long be remembered as marking an epoch in forest utilization in Scotland'.