A Canadian Second War & Korean Service Medal Group
A Canadian Second War & Korean Service Medal Group - 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; War Medal 1939-1945; Korea Medal; and United Nations Korea Medal. Korea Medal is officially impressed "SC-122340 A.P. REILLY", UN Korea Medal is privately engraved "SC-122340 A.P. REILLY", the WWII medals are unnamed. Original ribbons, mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, very fine. Accompanied by fifteen pages with copies of his Service Records, Discharge Certificates and Awards Record. Footnote: Alvin Patrick Reilly enlisted with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps at No. 3 District Depot in Kingston, Ontario on September 21, 1943. He was transferred to Camp Borden, Ontario three months later, on December 29th. It was here that he qualified as a Driver (I/C) Class III Wheel on March 6, 1944. The following month, he was struck off strength to the Training Brigade at Debert, Nova Scotia on April 10th. He soon left Canada for overseas service, arriving in the United Kingdom on May 7, 1944. Reilly embarked the United Kingdom on July 17th, disembarking in France on the 18th for six months service, returning on January 30, 1945. He returned to Canada on March 12, 1945 and was discharged at No. 2 District Depot in Toronto, Ontario on May 5, 1945, credited with having served in Canada, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Upon the outbreak of the Korean War, he re-enlisted with the Canadian Army (Active Force) on February 16, 1952 at No. 6 Personnel Depot in Toronto. Four days later, he was struck off strength and transferred to No. 56 Transport Company at Camp Borden (Ontario) on the 20th and re-classified as Private 1st Class on March 20th. He continued training at Camp Wainwright (Alberta) from May 14 to July 26th, attached to No. 14 Company RCASC. Afterwards, he returned to Borden, where he was released from No. 1 Special Training Company on September 23rd. Reilly was struck off strength of No. 56 Canadian Transport Company to No. 11 Personnel Depot in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 1, 1952, taken on strength and posted to the Canadian Army Far East. He embarked Canada on the 11th and disembarked in Japan on the 28th. One week later, he arrived in the Korean theatre, for the first of two tours, on January 4, 1953 and struck off strength to No. 23 Canadian Transport Company. He left Korea one month later, on January 31st. According to his records, he was posted from Kure, Japan to FMA Korea on February 16th, returning to the Korean theatre for a second time on the 17th, serving there for the next seven weeks, until April 6th. He returned to Japan for twelve days, before embarking for the United States on the 18th, arriving on the 22nd. He returned to returned to Toronto on May 5th and was discharged at No. 6 Personnel Depot in Toronto on August 28, 1953, credited with having served in Canada, Korea and Japan.