WWII Canadian Group to Captain Boyd 2nd Battalion Oxford Rifles
WWII Canadian Group to Captain Boyd 2nd Battalion Oxford Rifles - France and Germany Star; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; and War Medal 1939-1945. Un-mounted, original ribbons, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by a series of original documents, including his Canadian Army (A.F.) Officer's Record of Service, his Certificate of Qualification - Physical Training - Grade "B" (having attended a course of instruction at Toronto Normal School, October 1, 1925 to April 15, 1926, numbered 32315), his Canadian Army Certificate of Military Qualification (named to 2nd Lieutenant Boyd, numbered 122158, dated March 7, 1943 at Ottawa, Ontario), a Message Form (dated December 1945), a Transit Camp/Transit Hotel Officers Accommodation Slip (numbered 1966 for Boyd and Sinclair), four Proof of Entry Entertainment Tax Tickets to Utrecht, Belgium (two dated October 16, 1945, one dated November 27, 1945, one stampedOctober 21), two 100 Franc Bal Tabarin Paris-Montmartre Entry Tickets (numbered 63363 and 63364), a Department of National Defence Statement of War Service Gratuity (numbered 5774, dated June 23, 1946), a Letter from the Department of National Defence - Army (dated October 19, 1955 at Kingston, Ontario), a Letter from Captain H.I. Boyd to HQ Western Ontario Area at London, Ontario (regarding the application of C.W. Trout, dated September 28, 1952), a Confidential Personnel Selection Report and Statement of Debts (from Captain H.I. Boyd, regarding Private D.C. Aitken, dated May 3, 1955), a four page Report from Captain H.I. Boyd re: O'Brien (dated 1952), a London and Oxford Fusiliers Mess Dinner Menu and Programme (dated Wednesday, May 1, 1957) amd a "Poem of Nostalgia" Composed in the depths of sorrow at having to leave Debert (poem with eight stanzas and composed by Lieutenant Robert Syrett, A.E. at Camp Debert, Nova Scotia, dated March 31, 1944). Footnote: Harry Isaiah Boyd was born on January 5, 1907 in Cordova Mines, Peterborough County, Ontario. He was awarded a Certificate of Qualification - Physical Training - Grade "B", after having attended a course of instruction at Toronto Normal School, from October 1, 1925 to April 15, 1926, a copy of the certificate also filed at Military District No. 2 in Toronto. He was a School Teacher before the war and named his next-of-kin as his wife, Nellie Boyd of Tavistock, Ontario. Boyd attended the required Practical Examination at A-29 Canadian Infantry Training Centre at Camp Ipperwash and was awarded a Canadian Army Certificate of Military Qualification and recommended for Lieutenant, the certificate dated March 7, 1943 at Ottawa, Ontario. He was named 2nd Lieutenant on April 26, 1943, became an Army Examiner on July 14th and named Lieutenant on October 26th. He was named Acting Captain on December 15, 1944 and was an Army Counsellor at No. 3 Canadian Repatriation Depot as of June 11, 1945. He is documented as having been in the Netherlands in December 1945 and entitled to a red service chevron as of July 1945. Boyd achieved the rank of Captain on August 31, 1945, later receiving a War Service Gratuity of $418.75 and posted to Headquarters, Western Ontario Area at London, Ontario after the war.