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Item ID# 2007.039.005
Object Name Medal, Military
Year Range from 1939
Year Range to 1945
Description A set of six mounted military medals. Medals are mounted onto a rectangular board edged with red and blue material. Medals are placed slightly overlapping one another; with the medal on the proper right overlapping the one to its left. In order from proper right to left are: 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defense Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and War Medal 1939-45. Attached to the Volunteer Service Medal is its bar; a silver bar with a maple leaf in the centre.
The back of the mount is covered with black felt. Three brass posts come out of the felt backing.

Provenance The medals were awarded to Captain George A. Eaton of Port Elgin. Eaton was killed in action in 1945 during the Second World War.
George A. Eaton served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 2nd Field Regiment.
Dimensions W-10.5 L-15.4 cm
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Search Terms / Places Military
Port Elgin
Event Second World War
People Eaton, George A.