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Object ID # 2012.024.020ab
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Title Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date Likely 1947
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description 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".
Provenance 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
Material Metal/Ribbon/Silver/Dye
Dimensions W-4 L-13 D-0.6 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Sargeant, William (Bill)
Subjects World War II
Royal Canadian Navy
Corvette Ships
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.