|Object ID #||2012.024.020ab|
|Object Name||Medal, Commemorative|
|Title||Canadian Volunteer Service Medal|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (a), and its green, red and blue striped ribbon (b). The medal is silver. One side has a detailed Canadian Coat of Arms. The other side has an illustration of several uniformed men and women marching, and the legend: "1939 CANADA 1945 VOLUNTARY SERVICE VOLONTAIRE".
Unknown. Likely dates to 1947.
Belonged to William "Bill" Sargeant of Owen Sound, Grey County. He served in the navy during World War II, and had connections to the H.M.C.S. Springhill and to the H.M.C.S. Stratford, which served as a minesweeper and convoy escort.
Last owned by Karen MacDonald of Owen Sound.
|Collection||Military, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||W-4 L-13 D-0.6 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Sargeant, William (Bill)
World War II
Royal Canadian Navy
|Function||The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal was granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service and had honourably completed eighteen months (540 days) total voluntary service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.|