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Military Medal & Bar to the Manitoba Regiment

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Military Medal & Bar to the Manitoba Regiment

Military Medal & Bar to the Manitoba Regiment - Military Medal & Bar (859916 SJT: T.R. PHILIP. 43/MAN:R.) Naming officially impressed & and polished; British War Medal (859916 SJT. T.R. PHILIP. 43-CAN.INF.); Victory Medal (859916 SJT. T.R. PHILIP. 43-CAN.INF.); Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; and War Medal 1939-1945. Naming is officially impressed on the first three medals.Mounted to a suspension bar with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, extremely fine. Accompanied by digital WWI records as well as paper copies of his WWII records: C.R.U. Individual Training Record, Discharge Certificate, Attestation Paper and Service Records, along with a letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs confirming his war service and a letter of recommendation. Footnote: Thomas Russell Philip was born on February 29, 1896 in Kingston on Spey, Morayshire, Scotland. He worked as an Office Boy at a Stock Broker's in Glasgow between 1910 and 1912, before emigrating to Canada at the age of 16 and working as a Farm Labourer in Miniota District, Manitoba, until 1916. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 179th Battalion CEF, later joining the 43rd Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada) on April 3, 1916 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 20, stating that he was single, that he had no previous military service and that his trade was that of Farmer. The Battalion was raised in Winnipeg, Mantoba under the authority of G.O. 69, July 15, 1916 and sailed October 4, 1916, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel J.Y. Reid with a strength of 32 officers and 890 other ranks. They arrived overseas on October 13, 1916, with Sergeant Philip seeing service in the United Kingdom and France, where his actions with the Cameron Highlanders gained him the Military Medal on April 7th 1918. In his official records, it states that he was awarded the bar to the Military Medal on August 27 1919 as a member of the 43rd Battalion. No citations are included or mentioned in records. He was discharged April 27, 1919. He returned to work as a Farm Labourer in 1919, on various mixed farms in Manitoba, until 1933, where he found work at Bert Hitchings mixed farm at Hargrave, Manitoba and worked there until 1940. He enlisted for World War II service on December 19, 1940, taken on strength with No. 10 Company, Veterans Guard of Canada, entailing 72 months service, 60 of which were in the United Kingdom. He arrived overseas on October 19, 1941 with the Canadian Army, his duties including that of Guard Duty, Training and Runner in a Commandant's Office. Corporal Philip was discharged from service on November 29, 1946, at No. 10 District Depot in Winnipeg, Manitoba, under the authority of C.A.R.O. 1029 (5)(c)(i), to return to civil life on demobilization. He settled in Brandon, Manitoba after the war. (CGA768)
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