Monday, 4 July 2016

Cigar Box - Service Medals, Badges and Ribbons

Contents of The Cigar Box - most from 1943-1945
Property of Lieutenant Thomas Ray Edward "Bud" Seale.
Enlisted:  Royal Canadian Engineers Sept 1940
Transferred:  RCASC 1st Bridge Company, then 85th Bridge 9 Jun 1941
Transferred:  15th Field Reg't, Royal Canadian Artillery

Bud was awarded these medals for his service in World War II... the ribbons are frayed and wrinkled and the medals are tarnished, but a steam iron and a little spit & polish will bring these medals back to life. Most soldiers serving oversea got these medals. Some were also awarded to those who volunteered but were rejected for medical reasons, or those that volunteered but deemed better served at home.

... they are left to right..

The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal came in a little box with a note of thank you for his service.

Bud also received the General Service Badge

The reverse with badge number and the raised legend PENALTY FOR MISUSE 500 DOLLARS OR SIX MONTHS IMPRISONMENT. Sterling S

Reverse of card...

The men also received a booklet titled "Information Regarding Mounting and Wearing of Decorations, Campaign Stars and Medals".

1 comment:

  1. Your medals are in much better shape than the ones my father inherited from his grandfather. When I researched the medals, though, I learned more about my great-grandfather through his medals than through any of the few documents I could find.


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