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eMedals-A First War Officer's Holster to Lieut. Paul Greey CEF

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A First War Officer's Holster to Lieut. Paul Greey CEF

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A First War Officer's Holster to Lieut. Paul Greey CEF

A First War Officer's Holster to Lieut. Paul Greey CEF - Issued for use with the Smith & Wesson 455 MKII Revolver, as used in Canada and overseas. Fabricated from a thick grade leather with a cherry brown finish, designed with an integral protective weather-resistant flap with brass post, belt patch stitched in place on the reverse, embossed stamped with the "R.W. STIBY" (Robert W. Stiby of London) maker mark and dated "1916" on the belt patch, two straps attached to the belt patch, one with a die-hole for placement around the the brass post on the protective flap, the other with a L-shaped clip for securing to the body of the holster, a long cord with knot attached to a D-Ring on the top of the belt patch, named on the inside in black ink "PAUL B. GREEY" and in blue ink "JAS. K. WILSON 66790", measuring 170 mm x 340 mm x 35 mm, with light wear, featuring the use of a high-quality leather, reinforced stitching remains intact throughout, near extremely fine.   Footnote: Paul Bascom Greey was born on August 22, 1896 in Toronto, Ontario. He enlisted with the 9th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery on February 16, 1916 and was transferred to the 69th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery on May 1, 1917. He was a resident of Toronto when he signed his Officers' Declaration Paper as a Lieutenant with the 69th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, on November 1, 1917, at Exhibition Camp in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 21, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. Jno. G. Greey of Toronto, stating that he was a member of an Active Militia, the 9th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, that he had one months' previous service with the 12th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery CEF and seven months with the 69th Battery (W.E.P.), that his religion was Church of England and that his profession as that of Clerk. Greey embarked Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the HMT Grampian on December 17, 1917, arriving in Glasgow, Scotland on the 31st and was taken on strength of the Canadian Field Artillery Reserve Brigade at Witley on January 1, 1918. He left for overseas service in the French theatre on March 9th, arriving at the Field Artillery Reinforcement Base Depot on the 11th. One week later, he was posted to the 3rd Division, Trench Mortar Battery on the 19th. Six months after arriving in France, he attended the 1st Artillery School of Mortars beginning on September 15th, then returned to his unit on October 10th. He was transferred to the 9th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery on November 11th, where he would serve for the next three months, before embarking for England on February 18, 1919. Upon arrival in England, he was posted to "H" Wing at the Canadian Concentration Camp at Kinmel Park, from February 19th to the 28th. Greey sailed for Canada on March 1st and upon arrival in Canada, was posted to the Duty Disposal Station, where he was discharged upon demobilization on April 2, 1919, at Military District No. 2 in Toronto. (C:4)  
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