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Artifact Name:
Memorial Cross: Sgt. Air Gunner W.C. Colwill
Museum:
Elgin County Museum
Description:
Sterling Silver Memorial Cross. Bar at top RCAF. Reverse side 'Sgt. Air Gunner W.C. Colwill'. The Memorial Cross is an award that has been granted since 1919 to the loved ones of Canadian armed forces personnel who died in service or whose death was attributed to their service. It is granted by the Government of Canada and is frequently referred to as the Silver Cross. The Memorial Cross, the gift of Canada, was issued as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of widows and mothers of Canadian sailors, soldiers and airmen who died for their country during the war.
First World War.
Date of Object:
n/a
Measurements:
(cm) Length: 5. Width: 4.5.
Accession Number:
006.016.001
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