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Nice grouping from Ernest Claringbold he was a soldier within the Royal Regiment of Canada - 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. The grouping consists also the documents and picture of his wife Dorothy Claringbold, she was with the ATS.
The groupings consist of the following items, his Paybook's, Dogtags, Pictures, WW1 Regimental History, Leave Passes and his medals: Defence-Medal, (2) War-Medals and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.
He was enlisted in 1940 and went overseas.
Fantastic grouping what could be researched and might have an interesting wartime history.
The Royal Regiment of Canada.
The Regiment mobilized the Royal Regiment of Canada, C.A.S.F. on 1 September 1939, when the Second World War broke out. They moved to Iceland in June 1940 and to the United Kingdom in October 1940.
The Royals, as they became known, were a part of the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942. They were to land at Puys, just east of Dieppe, armed with machine guns and mortars, and begin the battle in the darkness of the night. To their dismay, however, they arrived on shore as the sun was rising, leaving them as no surprise to their German enemies, who were waiting, strategically placed and heavily armed, ready to fire. By the end of the Dieppe Raid, the Royal Regiment of Canada had suffered almost 500 casualties and prisoners of war, 227 of which were fatal. The Royals proved to have the highest casualty rate of all the participating units.
Over the next few years, as the war continued, the Royal Regiment of Canada rebuilt and trained as they continued to fight overseas, for peace and freedom in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
On 31 December 1945, after the Second World War had come to an end, the Royal Regiment of Canada was disbanded and reverted back to Reserve status.