An Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal with Canada Bar to the R.C.R.
An Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal with Canada Bar to the R.C.R. - George V, Crowned, with CANADA bar (PTE. M.C.B. HALPERIN R.C.R.). Naming is officially impressed. Dark patina, light contact, very fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Permanent Force of Canada Certificate, Medical Records, Pay Records, three Discharge Certificates, 1941-42 Unemployment Insurance Commission Insurance Book and a colour photocopy of his grave marker. Footnote: Max Cecil Borris Halperin was born on March 17, 1887 (possibly 1888) in Molodetchno (Molodechno), Province of Wilno, Russia of Jewish parents. He signed his Attestation Paper on June 5, 1916 in Montreal, Quebec with the 199th Battalion "Irish Canadian Rangers", stating that he had three years previous service with the 29th United States Infantry, followed by service in the 55th Irish Canadian Rangers, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Clerk. He listed his next-of-kin as his sister, Ethel Halperin of Molodetchno. The Battalion sailed December 15, 1916, arriving in England on the 26th. Halperin was taken on strength from the 199th by the 24th Battalion on May 25, 1917. It was noted, that he went "missing" from base on August 15, 1917 but was quickly corrected to "not missing". He served in France and was taken on strength by the 15th Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, spending almost one year with them before returning to the 24th on July 21, 1918. While with the CFC, he was awarded a Good Conduct Badge on June 5, 1918. Upon the ceasing of hostilities, he left the French theatre in March 1919, returning to England. He embarked Liverpool aboard the S.S. Belgic on April 16, 1919, disembarking in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the 23rd. Halperin was discharged from active service upon demobilization on April 25, 1919. He re-enlisted with "C" Battery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery on February 18, 1921 in Montreal, being discharged on October 26, 1925 at his own request, after serving four years and 251 days, at Fort Osborne Barracks, Winnipeg, Manitoba. He re-enlisted on a second occassion, this time with the Royal Canadian Regiment at Toronto, Ontario, on December 17, 1925 and serving with them twelve and a half years with them, until his discharge at Halifax on May 19, 1938. He died December 31, 1941, at the age of 54. Halperin was also awarded the British War and Victory Medals for his WWI service, which are not included here.