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WW2 Canadian BD Battle Dress Tunic -Captain S.D. Smith West Nova Scotia Regiment

WW2 Canadian BD Battle Dress Tunic -Captain S.D. Smith West Nova Scotia Regiment

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WW2 Canadian BD Battle Dress Tunic named to Captain Stanley D. Smith of the West Nova Scotia Regiment. Five button, 2 pocket front with waist belt to a white metal roller buckle. Three pips to each epaulette denoting the rank of Captain. Printed on canvas West Nova Scotia Regt. shoulder titles to each upper arm with a red cloth 1st Division patch below. Lower right arm with an embroidered on cloth 5 year service chevron, and the lower left arm having 2 brass would stripes in place. Ribbon bar above the left breast pocket, with medal ribbons for the 1939-1945 Star, The Italy Star, Defence Medal, and CVSM (Canadian Volunteer Service Medal). Interior shows the hand written naming and is manufacture marked and dated 1945 with a large Canadian C-Broadarrow stamp. It is accompanied with Captain Smith's named New Testament, with period, hand written naming to the interior cover showing him as a Lieutenant before his promotion to Captain. It is also signed to the bottom of the page by the Padre. Accompanied with a photocopy of the service file and excerpts from the West Nova Scotia Regiment War Diary. SKU: 61814-C

HISTORY:  Stanley Durland Smith of Digby County Nova Scotia was appointed to Commissioned Rank of Lieutenant in the Active Canadian Army on September 13th, 1939 and proceeded overseas on November 7, 1939 and was promoted to Captain December 1, 1941 while acting as a Weapons Training Officer. He later remained with his unit serving as Platoon Commander 2 i/c of a Company and for 2 years as Company Commander. He was wounded on July 31, 1943 in Sicily and on August 31 of 1944 in Italy, with that wound resulting in the amputation of his right leg above the knee. After the first wound, he was he Commander of the reinforcement Company for the West Nova Scotia Regiment before returning to the field. After the 2nd wound and amputation, he was fitted with an artificial limb. He was Struck Off The Strength on February 5th, 1946, and remained in the Army working as an Army Counsellor working with returning home soldier. 

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