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..
- 1939-1945 Star for Active Service
- France and Germany Star, for active service in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany.
- 1939-1945 Defense Medal
- Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, for active service
- 1939-1945 War Medal
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...