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Fantastic grouping what belonged to David P.F. Lilly with service number: D-26070. He served the Canadian Grenadier Guards (22nd Canadian Armoured Regiment) what was part of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division. He was from Montreal, Quebec. There's a note letter what shows were he served during WW2. In France July 26 1944, Seine River August 28 1944, Belgium September 9 1944, Holland September 21 1944, Holland February 22 1944, Germany February 23 1945, Rhine March 1945, Leave April 11 1945, Last Battle May 4 1945, Back to Holland June 3 1945.
The group consisting two unique blue coloured CGG Regimental Notes books, green coloured booklet of the 4th Canadian Armoured brigade, bible, Standing Orders booklet, Lilly's dogtags, pair of embroidered shoulder titles, capbadge and two very rare embroidered sport-shirt/sweater patches.
Groupings like this are seldom offered for sale!
At the outbreak of the Second World War, the regiment furnished 20 officers and 125 other ranks to other units before its own mobilisation in 1940 when, as 1st Battalion, The Canadian Grenadier Guards, it reached full strength in three weeks. It trained first on St. Helen's Island in Montreal, moved subsequently to Camps Borden and Valcartier, garrisoned the Halifax citadel, was stationed in Saint John, New Brunswick, and trained in Sussex, New Brunswick and Debert, Nova Scotia. On 5 February 1942, the First Battalion became 22nd Canadian Armoured Regiment (CGG), a unit of 4th Canadian Armoured Division which included 21st Canadian Armoured Regiment GGFG. In September, proudly wearing the black beret of the Armoured Corps, 22 CAR moved to England where it would continue to train in a number of areas until deployed to Normandy on 21 July 1944. From that time until VE Day on 8 May 1945, 22 CAR fought throughout the battles around Falaise, the move into Belgium and the Netherlands and finally across the Rhine, earning 12 Honorary Distinctions.