- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/31
- Inscription 177291 PTE. A. CORDY; STERLING
- Support loose
- Materials Sterling silver
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Person / Institution Subject, Cordy, Private Arthur Frederick
- Measurements Length 3.8 cm, Width 3.1 cm, Thickness 0.2 cm
- Caption Arthur CORDY
- Additional Information Born in Carleton, Québec in 1893, Cordy enlisted in 1915. After his arrival in England in May 1916, he was sent to the 1st Battalion in France in June. First wounded in September 1916, he received further gunshot wounds in his right shoulder and chest on 22 February 1917 and died.
- Caption Medals Project- Cordy, Arthur Frederick
Arthur Frederick Cordy was born in Capleton, Quebec, on 5 August 1893. He was the son of John G. and Eliza Ann Cordy.
A ledger keeper, Cordy enlisted in the 87th Battalion (Canadian Grenadier Guards) on 21 October 1915 in Québec City, Quebec. He had previous military experience, having served in the 8th Regiment “Royal Rifles”, a militia regiment based in Québec City.
After receiving initial training in Canada, Cordy sailed with his unit to England on 23 April 1916, arriving there on 4 May 1916. One month later, he was transferred to the 1st Battalion and joined the unit in France on 19 June 1916.
Cordy was wounded in the right shoulder on 19 September 1916, during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. The next day, he was transferred to No. 16 General Hospital in Le Tréport, France, for treatment. A month later, he was sent to No. 3 Convalescence Depot, also in Le Tréport, to continue his recovery. By 24 October 1916, he was considered healed and was discharged to Base Details before rejoining his unit.
On 27 February 1917, Cordy was admitted to No. 22 Casualty Clearing Station in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died later that day. Records indicate that the wound that killed Cordy was accidental and not caused by enemy action. No further information as to the nature of the accident was provided.
Arthur Frederick Cordy is buried in Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, France.