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A WWII South African Group to Q Services Corps



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A WWII South African Group to Q Services Corps

A WWII South African Group to Q Services Corps - 1939-1945 Star (6641 A. LARSSON); Africa Star with 8th ARMY Clasp (6641 A. LARSSON); War Medal 1939-1945 (6641 A. LARSSON); Africa Service Medal 1939-1945 (6641 A. LARSSON); and Efficiency Medal (PTE. A. LARSSON Q.S.C.). Naming is impressed. Court-mounted, original ribbons, residue in the recessed areas from cleaning, light contact, spotting on the WM, better than very fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records, Discharge Certificate and Efficiency Medal Index Card.Footnote: Alfred Larsson was born on December 29, 1912 in Germiston, South Africa. He signed his Volunteer Units of the Union Defence Force Attestation Paper as a Private, on June 4, 1940 in Durban, at the age of 27, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Eileen Phyllis Larsson of Durban, stating that he had four years' previous military service with the 1st Royal Durban Light Infantry, that he was married, that he had one eight month old child and that his trade was that of French Polisher. He disembarked at Port Tewfik, Egypt on July 2, 1941 for service in the North African theatre. He was later admitted to the hospital on August 30, 1941 for a short time, and later, in March 1942, admitted to 11th Field Ambulance with a Peptic Ulcer. His condition persisted and his hospitalization continued, with Larsson invalided to South Africa, embarking Port Tewfik, aboard the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam on November 22, 1942, to seek further treatment. He was promoted to Acting Corporal (January 1, 1946) and one month later, Acting Sergeant (February 1, 1946), later admitted to Springfield Military Hospital in Durban on May 25th for an additional five weeks, before being discharged onJune 4th. He was awarded his Efficiency Medal on August 24, 1946 and was discharged upon partial demobilization on November 2, 1946. A WWII South African Group to Q Services Corps - 
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