WWII Canadian Husband and Wife Medal & Document Group
WWII Canadian Husband and Wife Medal & Document Group - Group of Five to Acting Staff Sergeant/Quartermaster Sergeant (Warrant Office 2nd Class) Arthur Simpson Larmour: Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; War Medal 1939-1945; Efficiency Medal with CANADA Scroll (A/S/SGT. A.S. LARMOUR R.C.O.C.); and Canadian Forces' Decoration, QEII (QMS (WO 2) A.S. LARMOUR) and Group of Three to Corporal Jemima Isabella Larmour: Defence Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; and War Medal 1939-1945. Naming is officially impressed on the EM and officially engraved on the rim of the CFD. Both groups are mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veterans, original ribbons, plated, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by a Soldier's Service and Pay Book for Arthur Simpson Larmour (card cover with white paper stock pages, 93 mm x 130 mm, cover has separated from the contents), a Canadian Army Overseas Routine Orders Sheet (four pages, with Notice Board Information naming L9040 Acting Staff Sergeant A.S. Larmour RCOC as a recipient of the Canadian Efficiency Medal, datestamped January 29, 1944 at Canadian Military Headquarters, Fairfax House, 205 mm x 330), a Canadian Military Headquarters Christmas Card (printed greetings from "Arthur and Mima Larmour, London 1944", 108 mm x 152 mm), Canadian Red Cross Card for A.S. Larmour (dated December 9, 1950, 70 mm x 120 mm), four documents to Jemina Isabella Larmour (nee Shaw, including: her Canadian Army Tradesmen's Qualifications Certificate (qualifying her as Clerk "C", dated January 4, 1946, 128 mm x 165 mm), her Disembarkation Leave Pass (date stamped December 2, 1845 at No. 112 Depot Company, Orderly Room, Regina, Saskatchewan, 83 mm x 102 mm), her Discharge Certificate (dated January 8, 1946 at CWAC No. 102 Depot, Orderly Room, Military District No. 2 in Toronto, Ontario, on January 8, 1946, 215 mm x 278 mm) and her DND War Service Badge Certificate (dated January 8, 1946, 70 mm x 95 mm)), nine pages from a scrapbook (items pasted into position, containing a Minister's Message to Canadian Troops Who Fought at Dieppe Form Letter (from No. 2722 Corps Order by Colonel H.A. Campbell, Officer Administrating, Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, Canadian Army, dated stamped August 31, 1942), a Canadian Military Headquarters - London Staff List, an Officers Returning From Overseas Movement from Port of Disembarkation to District Depot Notice (named to Corporal J.I. Larmour), four Cigarettes Received Cards (from the Canadian Postal Corps - Tobacco Depot to J.I. Larmour), three Canadian Army Leave Centre Amsterdam Cards and Passes (named to J.I. Larmour), a Royal Borough of Kensington Procedure for Fire Calls From Black-Out on 5th June 1944 Onwards Notice (for the address "145 Holland Park Avenue"), a City of Westminster Important Notice to Fire Guards Handout (dated August 8, 1942), an F.B. Cameron & Co. Ltd. London Coal Receipt (dated October 26, 1944), two Presentation of Canadian Ensign and Plaque to the Borough of Holborn Programmes (dated January 5, 1945), a Canadian Military Headquarters St. Martin's-in-the-Fields London Order of Service Worship Programme (dated July 25, 1943), three Belgian and four German banknotes, along with various Bus Passes, Baggage Tags, Ration Cards, Berthing Cards, Hotel Room Service Menus, Postcards, St. Paul's Cathedral Bulletins (to both A.S. Larmour and J.I. Larmour)), five CWAC Photographs (three of which have rosters taped to the back listing of all members in the photo, two from the Canadian Army and the other from the Salvation Army, while the other two are stamped "Canadian Military Photograph" on the reverse), two Photo Albums (incorporating various scenes and people, each photo tagged below (with Soldiers, Officers, Ordnance Staff, CWACs), a No. 1 Ordnance Field Park RCOC Canadian Active Service Force Group Photo, an RCOC CMHQ London Group Photo 1941, photos and postcards with City Scapes of London, Aldershot, Nottingham, Belfast and Welwyn, a photo of the Overseas Guests of the Lord Mayor of Nottingham with accompanying newspaper article, fourteen Canadian Military Headquarters Cloth Patches (black screen printing on a yellow cotton base, each with a signature below, mounted on two facing cards) and nine The City Temple Bulletin Programmes (with various dates in 1941) - the front cover on one album has been lost to time), a Camp Borden Sergeants' Mess Life Member Plaque (brass, enamelled Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps affixed, engraved "H.Q AND SERVICES / Sergeants' Mess / CAMP BORDEN, ONTARIO / LIFE MEMBER / WO.2. A.S. LARMOUR / 1959 / WO.2. J.R.G. LAMOUREUX / P.M.C", 61.6 mm x 100.5 mm), a British Empire Services League Canadian Legion Barrie Branch No. 147 Armband (navy blue felt with mustard yellow screen-printed lettering inscribed "BARRIE BRANCH No. 147" surrounding an embroidered BESLCL Patch, 110 mm x 445 mm), an RCOC Tankard (pewter with a glass bottom, maker marked "DON PEWTER 1633 MADE IN SHEFFIELD ENGLAND" below the handle, enamelled Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps insignia affixed and engraved "S/SGT. LARMOUR. A.S. / 5 A.O.D. S.P.S.S. / R.C.O.C." on the front, 108 mm x 137 mm x 129 mm in height, spot of white paint on the protruding base), a Framed Photograph of J.I. Larmour (nee Shaw) in her Canadian Red Cross Corps Uniform (264 mm x 336 mm black and white photo mounted to off-white background paper, studio credit "Ashley & Crippen Toronto" below, painted wooden frame, 402 mm x 502 mm, wire on the back for wall mounting, water marked on the lower portion of the background paper, chipping on the frame), a WWI Cigarette Case (steel with a gray fish skin finish, flat gray finish on the interior with intact restraining elastic, originally belonging to her father, A.F. Shaw, a WWI veteran, inscription engraved by him on the inside back cover "A.F. Shaw / Ypres 1916 / 190 Canadian Engineers", with an additional engraved inscription by his daughter, J.I. Larmour on the inside front cover "J I Shaw / APELDOORN / 1945 / W3120 CWAC", 91 mm x 101.5 mm x 16 mm, surface rust on the exterior). Footnote: Arthur Simpson Larmour was born on May 21, 1907 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the son of David Simpson Larmour and Annie Larmour (nee Cumberland). He had a twin brother, David, and a sister, Mary Lorraine. He attended Yorkton Collegiate (1921-1925), Yorkton Normal School, 3rd Class (October 1925 - February 1926) and Regina Normal School, 1st Class (January - June 1927). He enlisted as a Private (SL-9040) at Regina, Saskatchewan on January 3, 1940, at the age of 32, having had three years' previous service with the 1st Yorkton Regiment and three years with the 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse. He served as a Clerk with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps at Canadian Military Headquarters in London, England, achieving a number of ranks throughout his career: seven of which included Acting Corporal (October 1, 1940), Temporary Corporal (January 1, 1941), Acting Lance Sergeant (May 1, 1942), Lance Sergeant (August 1, 1942), Acting Sergeant (August 2, 1942), Sergeant (November 2, 1942) and Acting Staff Sergeant (June 15, 1943) before he was awarded one silver and three red service chevrons on January 3, 1944. He later achieved the ranks of Staff Sergeant (May 28, 1945) and Warrant Officer 2nd Class (August 1, 1951). Arthur Simpson Larmour married Jemina Isabella Larmour (nee Shaw) on July 14, 1943 and they were to have one son after the war, David Francis Larmour, born on November 6, 1947. J.I. Larmour was a Corporal with the Canadian Women's Army Corps, enlisting on November 11, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario. She was credited with having served in Canada, the United Kingdom and Holland (Netherlands), before being discharged at CWAC No. 102 Depot, Orderly Room, Military District No. 2 in Toronto, Ontario, on January 8, 1946, in order to return to civilian life upon demobilization, entitled to wear the War Service Badge, "General Service Class", number 446,240. She was also a member of the Canadian Red Cross Corps.