A Second War Medal & Articles to the Royal Canadian Regiment
A Second War Medal Pair & Documents to the Royal Canadian Regiment - Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. Original ribbon, light contact, extremely fine. Accompanied by two CVSM ribbon bars (one with a screwback, the other without attachment, 10 mm x 32 mm and 12 mm x 32.5 mm respectively), his original Discharge Certificate (water-repellent linen paper, 200 mm x 230 mm, repair evident along the seams), his Canadian Militia Soldier's Service and Pay Book (named on the cover to "A.3859 HICKS, S. R.C.R.", 98 mm x 129 mm), a Pair of Identification Tags (one round and one octagonal, each stamped "A3859 HICKS S CE CDN", 34.2 mm and 33.5 mm x 38.8 mm respectively), a Royal Canadian Regiment Cap Badge (bronze insignia overlaying a white metal star-shaped base, maker marked "TIPTAFT. B'HAM" on the reverse, 50 mm x 51 mm, intact lugs and pin), two Royal Canadian Regiment Shoulder Titles (brass, unmarked, 14.5 mm x 36.5 mm, intact lugs and pins, oxidation evident on one version), two Royal Canadian Regiment Shoulder Flashes (yellow embroidered lettering on blue wool, sewn upon a black wool base, 34 mm x 127 mm), a GRVI New Testament (named to "A3859 Sidney Hicks R.C.R. Camp Borden" on the inside cover, 78 mm x 119 mm) and a Bulova Watch (rectangular-shaped, glass face, numbered "5909324", marked BULOVA QUALITY" and engraved "Sid Hicks From Marjorie" on the reverse, without strap, 27 mm x 41.5 mm). Footnote: Sidney Wilfred Hicks was born on December 29, 1906 in Essex, Ontario. He was employed as a Salesman when he enlisted as a Private (A-3859) with the Royal Canadian Regiment in London, Ontario, on March 25, 1940, at the age of 33. He was named Acting Lance Corporal on February 16, 1942 and reverted to the rank of Private on May 11, 1944. Hicks was discharged upon demobilization, "To return to Civil Life", on October 17, 1945, at No. 1 District Depot, Wolseley Barracks, in London, credited with having served in Canada and awarded the CVSM.