WWI Canadian Documents - 37th Infantry CEF
WWI Canadian Documents - 37th Infantry CEF - Certificate of Service (dated November 2, 1939 at Ottawa, black ink on a paper stock, 202 mm x 253 mm); WWI Discharge Certificate (dated July 4, 1919 at Quebec City, black ink on a cloth paper stock, 200 mm x 223 mm, tatttered); WWII Discharge Certificate (dated August 4, 1945 at Toronto, black ink on a cloth paper stock, 202 mm x 231 mm); Canadian Army Tradesman's Qualifications Certificate (dated August 4, 1945 at the Rehabilitation Wing, No. 2 District Depot in Toronto, qualifying King as a "Storeman" with the Veteran's Guard of Canada, black ink on a water-resistant cloth paper stock, 126 mm x 167 mm); and Photograph of King in Uniform (black and white, on a card stock with postcard backer, 88 mm x 138 mm, stained). Accompanied by research papers in a duotang folder, very fine. Footnote: Percy King was born on May 12, 1896 in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, England. He enlisted at Oshawa, Ontario on April 4, 1915 with the 37th Infantry Battalion for WWI service. He signed his Attestation Paper on June 10, 1915 at Camp Niagara, naming Mrs. G. King of Highland Creek, Ontario as his next-of-kin, stating that he had previous military service with the Canadian Territorial Force, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Teamster. 408131 Private Percy King served with the 42nd Infantry Battalion in France, suffered a gun shot wound to his left buttock in the process. He returned to Canada after the ceasing of hostilities and was discharged upon demobilization on July 4, 1919 at Quebec Depot, Clearing Service Command, Quebec City, Quebec, entitled to wear the War Service Badge, Class "A", number 132649. Upon the outbreak of WWII, B 36171 Private Percy King enlisted on July 19, 1940 with the Veteran's Guard of Canada. After five years' service, he was discharged to return to civil life upon demobilization on August 4, 1945, at the Canadian Army Rehabilitation Wing, No. 2 District Depot in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 49 (although the certificate says 50). He was also issued a Canadian Army Tradesman's Qualifications Certificate, dated August 4, 1945 at the Rehabilitation Wing, qualifying him as a "Storeman", to enable him to find work after the war. For his WWI service, he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, and for his WWII service, he was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, none of which are included here with the documents and photograph.