Remembrance Day / Artifact
British War Medal
Private Robert Andrew Young enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Windsor, Ontario in 1917, at the age of 41. At the time, he was a steelworker and was married with five children ranging in age from 18 months to 11 years.
Young was sent to England and France with the all-Black No. 2 Construction Battalion. The unit worked behind the lines, performing essential support and supply roles, such as building roads, digging trenches and producing lumber.
This British War Medal was awarded to Young for his service overseas. All soldiers of the British and imperial forces, including Canadians, who served in a theatre of war during the First World War, received this honour.
- Date Made 1914–1918
- Associated Persons Private Robert Andrew Young
- Institution Canadian War Museum
- Collection Tilston Memorial Collection of Canadian Military Medals
- Object No. 20120205-001
- Materials Bronze