WWII Medal Bar & Documents to Telegraphist Hurd; R.C.V.N.R.
WWII Medal Bar & Documents to Telegraphist Hurd; R.C.V.N.R. - 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star with France and Germany Clasp; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp; and War Medal 1939-1945. Mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, original ribbons, dark patinas on the silver medals, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by a British Empire Service League Canadian Legion Medal, three clasps - 1st VICE PRESIDENT, 2nd VICE PRESIDENT, PAST OFFICER (bronze gilt, maker marked "SCULLY LTD MONTREAL" and engraved "L. HURD SCARBOROUGH BR. #13", 27.2 mm x 30.2 mm, original ribbon with pinback hanger), his Sailor's Pay Book and Identity Book (stamped and dated "February 7, 1944" at HMCS Stadacona in Halifax, 95 mm x 128 mm), his Naval Pay Book Medical and Dental Record and Identity Book (issued on February 8, 1945 while attached to HMCS Kenora at HMCS Stadacona, 93 mm x 124 mm), his Department of National Defence - Naval Service War Service Badge Certificate ("General Service" Class "A", number 670280, 68 mm x 90 mm), his Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Service Certificate, his Wireless History Sheet with Examination Record (while stationed at HMC Signal School - Halifax and HMCS St. Hyacinthe), an Instructions Sheet to Ratings Discharged from HMCS York, a Discharged Clothing Stores Report, Department of National Defence - Naval Service War Service Gratuity Receipt of Application Letter (dated November 19, 1945 at Ottawa), a Quebec Liquor Commission Permit to Purchase Alcohol and Spirits Booklet (dated 1944-1945, named to Hurd and numbered 412341, 76 mm x 130 mm), a Newfoundland Board of Liquor Control Individual Liquor Permit "East" Booklet (dated 1945-1946, named to Hurd and numbered 4421, 105 mm x 151 mm), a Liquor Board of Ontario Individual Liquor Permit Booklet (dated 1944-1945, named to Hurd and numbered 1363418, 101 mm x 152 mm), a Liquor Board of Ontario Individual Liquor Permit Booklet (dated 1946-1947, named to Hurd and numbered 230343, 87 mm x 130 mm), his Personal Cigarette Case (black leather-bound, dog insignia on the cover, hand-painted ship scene on the inside cover, leather restraining strap, hand-made poppy enclosed, 85 mm x 120 mm), a Telegraphist Trade Badge (blue embroidery on white cotton, 77 mm x 143 mm, lightly soiled), a Photograph of Hurd in Uniform (black and white, matte finish, 118 mm x 166 mm), along with assorted Slips, Letters with Envelopes. Footnote: Lester Phair Hurd was born on May 26, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (7673) on October 9, 1939 at HMCS York in Toronto for the "Duration of Hostilities", naming his next-of-kin as his father, A.L. Hurd and stating his trade as that of Woodworker. He became an Ordinary Telegraphist on January 1, 1940, then transferred to training headquarters at HMCS Stadacona in Halifax and named a Telegraphist on September 27, 1940. His war service included postings with HMCS Venture (Nootka), Moose Jaw, Signal School (Halifax), Gaspe Base, Lynx, St. Hyacinthe, Kenora, Niobe and York. Hurd was discharged upon demobilization on October 30, 1945 at HMCS York in Toronto. Post-war, he was employed as a Printer with Southam Press in Toronto.