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Victorian Campaign Medals, Decorations and Long Service Medals

   

  One. Canada General Service Medal 1866-1870 with clasp "Fenian Raid 1866". Named to Cpl. W.J. Gurd, Sarnia Prov. Bn. William J. Gurd was one of 18 members of the Sarnia Provisional Battalion to receive this medal, his medal roll entry noting that he was on duty 'March-June 1866 at Sarnia - Attack Expected'. Medal is on clean period ribbon. An attractive CGS to a scarcer unit.

Good VF Condition $600

   

  One. Canada General Service Medal with clasp 'FENIAN RAID 1866'. Named to Bmdr.T. Good, Welland Canal F.B. Recipient confirmed on roll as Bombardier Thomas Good, Welland Canal Field Battery, who served under Major R.S. King, with the roll entry noting, "1st June - 21st July 1866 Port Colborne". One of 56 medals awarded to this unit, with about half of these to members who saw action at Fort Erie on 2 June 1866; Good is one of those who did not participate in the latter action. Medal is loose on original clean ribbon stiffened with a cardboard backing for display. An attractive medal to a scarcer unit.

Good VF Condition $1000

 

  One. Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration (EVII). Named to HON.CAPT.& Qr MASTER. A.S.HUNTER 56th REGt. Hunter was awarded his decoration in G.O. 36, 1913. Number '6' in unit name appears to have been corrected. Roll indicates rank as 'Quartermaster and Hon Major'. Medal is mounted on slightly faded original ribbon. A scarce EVII decoration, one of only approximately 200 of this type awarded to Canadians.

VF Condition $900

   


  One.Colonial Auxiliary Force Long Service Medal (VRI). Named to SERGEANT J. BACON, 3rd. F.B.C.A. The 3rd Field Battery, Canadian Artillery was based in Montreal, Quebec. Medal was awarded in G.O. 24, 1904. No ribbon; one slight edge knock at 9 o'clock. One of approximately 1350 Victorian obverse awards to Canadians.

VF Condition $275

  

One. Canada General Service Medal with clasp 'FENIAN RAID 1866'. Named to Cpl. A. Hepburn, St. Thomas Cav. Recipient confirmed on roll as Andrew Hepburn, Corporal No. 1 Troop St. Thomas Cavalry, with the roll entry noting, "Patrolling Lake Erie - attack expected". Medal is loose on original slightly tattered ribbon, and has an additional post added through the mounting holes on the top of the clasp, likely for wearing. The St. Thomas Troop of Cavalry is perpetuated by the 1st Hussars. One of only 38 medals awarded to this unit.

Good VF Condition $1000

  

One. Canada General Service Medal with clasp 'FENIAN RAID 1870'. Named to Private. H. Baird. 42nd Batt. Recipient confirmed on roll as Henry Baird. The 42nd Battalion of the Canadian Militia was headquartered in Brockville, Ontario.The Fenian Raid 1870 clasp is much scarcer than that for 1866, with less than half as many issued.

EF Condition $600

 

One. Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration (VRI). Named to MAJOR J.E.P. BERGERON 6th REGIMENT C.A. Bergeron was awarded his decoration in G.O. 27, 1906. Decoration is on faded ribbon on original laurel pin. A scarce Victorian decoration, one of only approximately 850 issued to Canadians.

Good VF Condition $800

  

One. Canada General Service Medal with clasp 'FENIAN RAID 1866'. Named to Lt. A. Karr. Warwick I. Co. Recipient confirmed on roll as Alex Karr (Lieut). The Warwick Infantry Company was #5 Company of the 27th (Lambton) Battalion of the Canadian Militia, which was headquartered in Sarnia, Ontario. The CGS roll confirming the award can be seen here. A scarce medal, one of only 5 awarded to members of this unit.

Good VF Condition $875



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