I am wondering if any of the members would have any information on non-combat related verbal or written citations that could or would have been given to other ranks for actions considered beyond the call not involving combat.
Action: An armed dispatch rider while delivering dispatches between two unknown Canadian Army HQ's in London England was severly injured in an accident between his motorcycle and a doubledecker bus ( an event that required 18 month of hospital convalescence ) the soldier refused medical treatment and refused to turn over his dispatches to anyone until a person who could prove to him that they had the proper authority to accept the dispatches arrived on the scene.
It is the belief of the person that conveyed this story to me, that the soldier involved was given some form of recognition for his actions. Does anyone have any idea what form this recognition could or would have taken? Would the recognition have become a part of his permanent record? If so what part of the Service Record would this type of recognition be located in?