WW2 Casualty Group to a Sergeant in The Queen's Own Rifles / Irish Regiment of Canada
1939-45 STAR; ITALY STAR; DEFENCE MEDAL, CANADIAN WAR SERVICE MEDAL, with (replacement) clasp; WAR MEDAL, these last three all Canadian issues in silver,
Good very fine
B/24060 John Bray, Irish Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C., was born in Bramsford, near Worcester, England and lived in South Wales for 21 years before moving to Canada and residing in Toronto, Ontario for 16 years. He was sadly killed in action in Italy on 6 August 1944, aged 37, and is buried in Caserta War Cemetery, Italy.
With original Infantry Certificate of Military Qualification (1937) and named condolence slip, together with photograph of grave and copied record of service. Was previously a Company Sergeant Major in the Queen's Own Rifles and was awarded an Efficiency Medal in 1942 according to his file. Revertting to the rank of Corporal at his own request, he transferred to The Irish Regiment of Canada on April 9th 1944 and was promoted to Sergeant on April 24th 1944. He left behind a widow and three young children.