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3156237 PRIVATE GEORGES TRUDEL, CANADIAN SIBERIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE :

British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (3156237 Pte. CSEF.) : (GEORGES TRUDEL - Born 30 August 1892 at Montreal QC., Canada, a carter by occupation on the date of enlistment 20 September 1918 : Posted to 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force : Subsequently transferred to French-Canadian Company, 259th. Battalion (Canadian Rifles), Siberian Expeditionary Force from 25 September 1918 : On 21 December 1918 the Battalion was involved in an incident, later described as a "mutiny", at Victoria, British Columbia, when two Companies of troops marching from Willow Camp to the Outer Wharves for embarkation, refused to obey the commands of their Officers, who were forced to fire their revolvers into the air in an attempt to quell the dissent : When this failed other obedient troops, primarily from the Ontario Companies were ordered to remove their canvas belts and whip the mutineers back into line : The march then continued and twenty-one hours later the SS 'Teesta' left Victoria harbour bound for Vladivostok, Russia, where it arrived on 12 January 1919 : The recipient returned to Canada from Vladivostok on 21 April 1919, aboard the SS 'Monteagle', arriving at Montreal on 5 May 1919 and was discharged from 9 September 1919.) : Sold with verification, copy Service Record and related research : The Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force consisted of approximately 6000 Officers and men and therefore medals to this unit are somewhat scarce GVF - £395