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A Second War Canadian Forces Decoration Group


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A Second War Canadian Forces Decoration Group

A Second War Canadian Forces Decoration Group - 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; War Medal 1939-1945 with bronze Oakleaves Clasp (Mentioned in Despatches); and Canadian Forces Decoration (CAPT. C.R. DALY). Naming is officially engraved on the CFD. Dark patinas, mounted to a suspension bar with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Service Records, Officer's Certificate of Service and Notification of Death, along with correspondence from Ottawa regarding his CFD. Footnote: Clark Roberts Daly was born on May 17, 1909 and was educated at London Central Collegiate, 1924-1928. He stated his occupation as that of Salesman, when he enlisted with the First Hussars on July 28, 1931, at the age of 22, in London, Ontario and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He re-signed with the First Hussars on August 14, 1940, stating his trade as that of Merchant. Daly was taken on strength on appointment to the Canadian Army with the rank of Captain. He was stationed at various places in Ontario (Chatham, London, Kemptville, Camp Ipperwash, Brockville) and Windsor, Nova Scotia, before departing for the United Kingdom, January 5, 1944. He reported for duty in the United Kingdom with the 4th Canadian Infantry Reinforcement Unit, later serving with the 3rd and the 2nd. He embarked the United Kingdom on July 6, 1944, disembarking in France two days later. His eligibility for the first three medals are noted as follows: 1939-1945 Star (HQ 2 Div., North West Europe, July 7, 1944 - May 9, 1945); France and Germany Star (HQ 2 Div., North West Europe, January 8, 1945 - May 8, 1945); and Defence Medal (394 C.I.R.U., United Kingdom, December 24, 1943 - July 6, 1944). It is noted that Daly was Mentioned in Despatches R.O. 5512, March 31, 1945. In mid-May 1945, he volunteered for service in the Pacific theatre, however, upon his return to Canada, he was struck off strength while on leave to 1 Battalion 1 Canadian Infantry Regiment (Royal Canadian Regiment), never seeing action there. He returned to London in September 1945 and served in various capacities before being struck off strength for the last time from the Canadian Army on June 24, 1946. Daly passed away on July 26, 1998, at the age of 89 in Toronto, Ontario. (COM862)
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