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A Canadian Field Artillery Pair & Documents


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A Canadian Field Artillery Pair & Documents

A Canadian Field Artillery Pair & Documents - British War Medal (300097 DVR. N.A. MILLAR. C.F.A.); and Victory Medal (300097 DVR. N.A. MILLAR. C.F.A.). Naming is officially impressed. Mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback as worn by the veteran, original ribbons, dark patina on the BWM, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by his Canadian Field Artillery Cap Badge (bronze, maker marked "J.R. GAUNT LONDON" on the reverse, 46 mm x 65.5 mm, intact lugs and pin), two Canada General Service Collar Tabs (bronze, unmarked, 27.5 mm x 28.8 mm each, intact lugs and pins), two Canada Shoulder Titles (bronze, unmarked, 11 mm x 51.5 mm each, intact lugs and pins), Four Service Chevrons Badge (blue embroidery on olive green wool, 55 mm x 58 mm: one chevron was awarded for service dating from the day the soldier left Canada, with additional twelve month periods of service recognized by additional chevrons), one Good Conduct Chevron (embroidered two-tone brown, patterned chevron sewn upon a green-tinged khaki wool chevron, 23 mm x 150 mm), 23rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery Veteran's Armband (blue felt patch screen-printed "23" over "C F A" in white, glued to an olive green armband, 92 mm x 435 mm), Green Leather Wallet (three-fold, 110 mm x 160 mm), his original Discharge Certificate (dated May 22, 1919), Active Service Pay Book (entries dated from September 25, 1917 to April 6, 1919), two Leave Or Duty Ration Books (the first numbered "062497" and issued by the Ordnance Stores, Military Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park, Epsom, dated March 17 to 27, 1919; the second numbered "246822" and issued by the Staff Captain, Division Artillery, 2nd Canadian Division, dated July 23 to September 1, 1918), two H.M. Forces Overseas (In Uniform) Combined Leave And Railway Tickets (the first numbered "D747078", for passage from Boulogne, France to Edinburgh, Scotland, dated December 19, 1917 to January 2, 1918; the second numbered "H954897", for passage from France to Edinburgh, Scotland, dated December 22, 1918 to January 6, 1919), Application For Issue Of Third Class Railway Ticket At Reduced Rate To Men Of His Majesty's Forces (dated January 6, 1919), Easter Card (addressed to "Norman", from "Doris", 82 mm x 125 mm), Stamped and Postmarked Envelope (addressed to "Norman A, Millar / Y.M.C.A. / Guelph, Ont.", postmarked "PERTH ONT., February 28, 1923", 92 mm x 150 mm), thirty-four Photographs and Postcards (various subjects, some of Millar in uniform), two Printed Black and White Foldouts, one Newspaper Photograph (of Flight Sub-Lieut. E. McIlraith) and two letters.  Footnote: Norman Archibald Millar was born on May 2, 1893 in Perth, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 8th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, on August 11, 1915 in Ottawa, Ontario, at the age of 22, naming his next-of-kin as his father, Charles Millar of Perth, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Printer. During his overseas service with the 23rd Battery, Canadian Filed Artillery, he was awarded One Good Conduct Badge on August 11, 1917 and Four Service Chevrons on October 15, 1918. He was discharged on May 22, 1919 at Dispersal Station "G", Military District No. 3 in Kingston, Ontario, entitled to wear the War Service Badge, Class "A", number 184758.
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