Scarce Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force WW1 pair – Canadian Engineers
British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. E. L. Smith)
Eric Leonard Smith was born at Thurso, Quebec, on 28 December 1891, and was a Telephone Electrician when he enlisted at Ottawa on 29 March 1916, into the 8th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery.
He was a Lieutenant with the Signal Training Depot in December 1916 and subsequently transferred to the Canadian Engineers.
He is one of the officers listed in the Toronto Star of 14 September 1918, as having been appointed for service with the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force as a Captain in the Signal Company.
With copied Attestation Papers and news cutting.
The Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force (French: Corps expéditionnaire sibérien) (also referred to as the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Siberia) or simply the C.S.E.F.) was a Canadian military force sent to Vladivostok, Russia, during the Russian Revolution to bolster the allied presence, oppose the Bolshevik Revolution and attempt to keep Russia in the fight against Germany. Composed of 4,192 soldiers and authorized in August 1918, the force returned to Canada between April and June 1919. The force was commanded by Major General James H. Elmsley
Condition – VF+ mounted on card for display.