10 medals – Miniatures a) 1914-15 Star b) British War Medal c) Victory Medal d) 1939-1945 Star e) Italy Star f) Defence Medal g) Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp h) 1939-1945 War Medal i) Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal (George V) j) Canadian Efficiency Medal (George VI) with two clasps
Medals in a silver cigarette case. Engraved on the inner lid is ” Presented to RSM G M Stephen by the Officers – 48th Highlanders of Canada – 16 February 1951.
The photograph behind the case shows RSM F Wigmore, MM, CD on the left receiving the Regimental Sergeant Major’s Pace Stick from RSM George W. Stephen at their Change of Regimental Sergeant Major ceremony at University Avenue Armouries in 1951. In the centre is the Commanding Officer, LCol M. E. George, CD.