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Second World War Medals

  One. Memorial Cross (GVI). Named to K.85285 PTE. A.L. CRASSMAN. Andrew Lewis Crassman served in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and was killed in action while serving in Italy on 17 January 1944. He is buried in the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Ortona, Italy. Crassman was survived by his widow, Phyllis Crassman. Cross is on a Sterling pin-backed bow, and in original box of issue. It is accompanied by the original telegram to his wife, Phyllis, notifying her of his death in action. With electronic copy of service record. A scarce Second World War Italy casualty cross to a sought-after unit.

Good VF Condition $850


Eight. 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Korea Medal, and UN Korea Medal with bar KOREA. SWW medals are un-named as issued, and Korea pair is named to D-801026 D.G. MAC DONALD With copy of service file indicating that David Gilchrist MacDonald enrolled in the Royal Canadian Artillery at Montreal, Quebec on 10 January 1941, with service number D-118085. He arrived in England on 19 April 1941, and served in Italy as a member of 5 Medium Regiment RCA from 8 November 1943 until 11 March 1945, when he deployed to France, finishing the war there. Gilchrist volunteered again during the Korean War, enlisting in the Canadian Army Special Force at Montreal on 16 August 1950 with service number D-801026. He served overseas in Korea with the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment from 22 April 1941 until 4 May 1952. Medals are plated and court-mounted for wear on original soiled ribbons.

Good VF Condition $500


Six. 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Italy Star, War Medal 1939-45 with Mention in Dispatches, and Naval General Service Medal 1909-62 with clasp 'MINESWEEPING 1945-51'. NGS named to P/SSX 790099 J. BALDOCK A.B. R.N. With notes indicating group was purchased from Bob Drummond, LaSalle, Quebec, after it appeared in the latter's May 1981 Medals and Militaria sales list as item #90. Mounted for display on faded original ribbons, with NGS attached to mount with a staple.

Good VF Condition $500


Family group. Five. 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal (cupro-nickle), War Medal 1939-45 (cupro-nickle),and Efficiency Medal (GVI) with bar Territorial. EM named to S. 69994 S.SJT. W.H.C. KENNARD. R.A.S.C.. Accompanied by a General Service Medal 1918-62 with clasp MALAYA. Named to Q/1002262 PTE. M.E. BALL. QARANC. Kennard's group is accompanied by a 21st Army Group certificate named to S/69994 S/Serjeant Warwick Henry Kennard, dated 8 February 1946 and signed by Field Marshall B.L. Montgomery. The medal to Pte Ball, whose relationship to Kennard has not been researched, is in its original box of issue labelled to Ball. An interesting grouping worthy of further research.

VF Condition $350


Six. British War Medal 1914-20, 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal (Canadian Issue), Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas clasp, and War Medal 1939-45 (Canadian issue). BWM named to 639683 PTE. F.E.G. CAIGER 156-CAN. INF. Frank Edward Caiger was underage (16 years old) when he enlisted in the CEF in 1916, and he only served in England, earning the BWM. He later served in the 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery during the Second World War (service # D-13641). Medals swing-mounted as worn. With hard copy research file documenting First and Second World war service. Medals swing-mounted on clean older ribbons as worn.

VF Condition $400


Five. British War Medal 1914-20, Defence Medal (Canadian issue), Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas clasp, War Medal 1939-45, and Memorial Cross (GVI). BWM named to 722137 PTE. H.R. ALLAN. 108-CAN. INF., Second World War medals un-named as issued, and Memorial Cross (GVI) named to M. 26927 Tpr. H.R. ALLAN. Allan was underaged when he joined the CEF during the First World War, and only served in England, receiving the British War Medal with rare naming to the 108th Battalion, which was broken up to provide reinforcements to other battalions at the front. Allan later re-enlisted at the outset of the Second World War, serving in the Calgary Regiment as a Trooper. He was killed on active service in England during training on 7 January 1942, dying of injuries sustained during the roll over of a bren gun carrier. He is buried in the CWGC's Brockwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England. Details of his death, as well as some photos of him, can be found on VAC's Canadian Virtual War Memorial website. Medals are loose on original ribbons. A tragic group to a soldier of the Calgary Regiment with service in two conflicts.

Good VF Condition $800


One. Efficiency Medal (GVI) with CANADA suspension. Named to CPL. P.A. PAVELIN C.A.C. With electronic copy service record that shows Phillip Alexander Pavelin served with the Mississauga Horse (1933-36) and with the Governor General's Horse Guards (1941-1944), earning the Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp, and War Medal 1939-45 in addition to the Efficiency Medal. Medal is loose on newer ribbon.

Good VF Condition $300


One. Memorial Cross (GVI) Named to B.43613 PTE. A.J. PATTERSON. Alvin John Patterson was born in Tecumseh, Ontario on 7 March 1908. He was living in Hamilton when he enrolled in 6th LAA Regt RCA on 24 August 1942. His next of kin was indicated to be his mother, Mary Jane Patterson, who lived at 63 Hess Street North in Hamilton. He left Canada for England on 29 March 1943, arriving 5 April. He served with 3rd LAA Regt RCA from 27 April 1943, and was embarked for France as an artillery reinforcement on 17 July 1944, landing on the 18th. He joined 6 LAA Regt, RCA, and appears to have returned to the UK in October, returning to France as an infantry reinforcement in late December 1944, and joining the South Saskatchewan Regiment on 25 December. Patterson died in an accident, falling from the balcony of his hotel room at a leave centre in Brussels, Belgium on 11 May 1945, and fracturing his skull. A Court of Inquiry determined that his death was accidental. Patterson is buried in Evere Civilian Cemetery, Brussels, Belgium. A tragic Canadian Army casualty of the South Saskatchewan Regiment, who perished shortly after VE Day.

EF Condition $500

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One. Indian War Service Medal. Un-named as issued. Loose on original ribbon.

Good VF Condn $40

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One. Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GVI) with "Canada" clasp. Named in impressed capital letters to A/SUB-CONDR. (W.O. CL. 1.) E.E. WRIGHT R.C.O.C.. Medal is loose mounted on clean older ribbon.

EF Condn $325

A selection of un-named Second World War medals

1939-45 War Medal in silver. Canadian Issue.

VF $45

1939-45 War Medal (British Issue). Cupro-nickel.

VF $30

Defence Medal. Canadian issue in silver.

VF $50

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal without clasp.

VF $50

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp.

VF $75

1939-45 Star. Unnamed as issued.

VF $35

Italy Star. Unnamed as issued.

VF $35

Atlantic Star. Unnamed as issued.

VF $75

Africa Star. Unnamed as issued.

VF $50

France and Germany Star. Unnamed as issued.

VF $45

Burma Star. Unnamed as issued.

VF $75


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