- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/07/26
- Latest 1919/09/01
- Inscription 336814 GNR. G.A. RANSOM. C.F.A
- Support loose
- Materials Silver, Copper, Silkworm silk
- Branch Canadian Field Artillery
- Rank Gunner
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 2ND HOWITZER BATTERY
- Person / Institution Subject, Ransom, Driver George Aaron
- Measurements Length 16.5 cm, Width 7.6 cm, Thickness 0.3 cm
- Related activity Driver
- Caption George Aaron RANSOME
- Additional Information Born in 1893 in Montreal Ransome enlisted in the 66th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, in March 1916. In England, he transferred to the 83rd Howitzer Battery in October 1916 and later to the 82nd Howitzer Battery. In France, he was attached to a column and posted to the 1st Brigade in March 1917. He was killed in action on 6 November 1917.
- Caption Medals Project- Ransom, George Aaron
George Aaron Ransom was born in Montréal, Quebec, on 3 June 1893. The son of George and Jane Ransom, he had four siblings, one brother and three sisters.
A salesman, Ransom enlisted in the 66th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force, in his hometown on 21 March 1916. He arrived in England aboard SS Baltic on 29 May 1916.
While in England, Ransom was transferred to the 83rd Howitzer Battery and then to the 82nd Howitzer Battery. He was shipped to France on 17 March 1917. Ransom was killed in action in Belgium on 6 November 1917, during the Battle of Passchendaele.
George Aaron Ransom is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, in Belgium.