A Second War Canadian Group to the Queen's Own Rifles
A Second War Canadian Group to the Queen's Own Rifles - WWII Group of Five to Rifleman Walter Lorne Davis, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (son): 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; and War Medal 1939-1945. Un-mounted, dark patina on the silver medals, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by a copy of Charles Herbert Davis' (father), 58th Infantry Battalion, CEF Attestation Paper, along with his original Discharge Certificate, two War Service Badge Certificates and Walter Lorne Davis', Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (son) original Enrolment in the Non-Permanent Active Militia of Canada Certificate (dated October 9, 1940), Canadian Army Soldier's Service and Pay Book, Application for Compassionate Return to Canada (dated September 8, 1945), Rehabilitation Wing Slip (dated November 27, 1945), Dominion of Canada Seventh Victory Loan Receipt (dated October 23, 1944), Letters Addressed to his Wife Katherine with Envelopes (one of the envelopes stamped "SALVAGED FROM AIR CRASH", the others stamped "PASSED BY CENSOR") and a Photograph of W.L. Davis in his Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Uniform (black and white, matte finish, signed "With Love Lorne" on the front, addressed "to Mom & Dad" and stamped "CITY STUDIO AMSTERDAM" on the reverse, 88 mm x 139 mm). Footnote: Charles Herbert Davis (father) was born on August 28, 1891 in London, England. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 58th Infantry Battalion, on July 14, 1915 in Toronto, Ontario, naming his next-of-kin as his sister, Amy Lankin of Toronto, stating that he had previous military service with the Governor General's Body Guard and the Royal Marines Light Infantry, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Mattress Maker. Davis was discharged on September 30, 1917 at Military District No. 2 in Toronto, due to "Physical Unfitness", entitled to wear the War Service Badge Class "A", number 41343 (for service in France) and the War Service Badge Class "B", number C24228 (for service in England). Walter Lorne Davis (son) was born on September 21, 1920 in Ontario (no city stated). He signed his Enrolment in the Non-Permanent Active Militia of Canada Certificate on October 9, 1940 at the Non-Permanent Active Militia Training Centre No. 23 in Newmarket, Ontario, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. R. Davis, stating his occupation as that of Driver. He later married Katherine Daphne Davis of Toronto and attested as B428033 Rifleman W.L. Davis with the 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada on July 31, 1941. He served in North West Europe during the Second World War. Davis filed an Application for Compassionate Return to Canada, with Major H.E. Dalton, T/Commanding, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada approving the application on September 8, 1945: "I recommend that this application for compassionate return to Canada be granted at public expense. Evidence indicates that undue hardships are envolved (sic) and the return of the soldier would be in (the) best interest of all concerned." and recommending that Davis be "retained in the services and discharged under normal procedure."