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Spurgeon, Christopher, enlisted at Ottawa, Ontario, originally of London, England. Medals/Honours: Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), Mentioned in Dispatches (MID), French Croix de Guerre. Occupation: Constable. Military Service: Private, Company Sergeant Major (CSM), Reg. No. 792, PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Diary References: “On guard with Turner, Ward and Corp. [C.] Spurgeon at chateau,” 2:15 Nov ’15; “Ser. [C.] Spurgeon came into our hut soon after dinner today and asked for sign painters. So I went up to Capt. [D. A.] Clarke and told him I had done a little mechanical drawing and thought possibly I could manage the job. He then told [C.] Spurg. to hand my name into orderly office and see what they said about it, so am at present waiting to know if I go back to the trenches again with the boys or not,” 3:8 Jul ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, 331, CSM C. Spurgeon was wounded 4 February 1915, but recovered and returned to the PPCLI. He was struck off strength at demobilisation on 20 March 1919.