Artifact of the Week: Ville de Mons Medal

This week’s artifact is a Ville de Mons Medal given to John Fitzgerald. This was a commemorative medal that was given to the members of the 3rd Canadian Division for liberating the Belgian Town of Mons on Nov 9th, 1918, two days before the end of the First World War. The ribbon is faded and at one time was the colours of the Belgian flag.


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