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Pte H.H. Loosemore 42 - RCD - WIA

Pte H Loosemore joined the Royal Canadian Dragoons and saw extensive action, receiving 5 bars for his service. He was wounded at Belfast 7 November 1900.

Code: 50316


Lt M. MacFarlane - GTRR - 1870 Bar

Lt Malcom MacFarlane served under Capt McWoods from May to July 1870 at Port Hope with the Grand Trunk Railway Rifle Brigade. The medal was sent to 362 Green Ave Montreal January 7 1901. The medal has some edge knocks, but otherwise fine with original ribbon. A very attractive example to an officer in a unique unit.

Code: 50315

900.00 CAD

Cpl P.G. Thomas 454 - 2nd CMR

Cpl P.G. Thomas served with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles and received 3 bars: Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1902. The medal is in fine condition.

Code: 50314

1500.00 CAD

Pte T.H.M. Doyle 7625 - RCR

Pte Thomas Henry Doyle was in the militia with the 5th Bn Royal Scots when he volunteered for service with the Royal Canadian Regiment destined for South Africa. His medal was presented by HRH Duke of York 18 September 1901 with 4 bars. The medal is ghost dated1899-1900 and suffers a couple of minor knocks, otherwise fine. The four bars are not secure to the medal suspension.

Code: 50313

2500.00 CAD

Driver C.J.A Lefroy 327 - Royal Canadian Artillery

Driver Lefroy was with 6th Battery RCA Militia and volunteered for service in South Africa with D Battery Royal Canadian Field Artillery. Medal was sent out to him with 3 bars; Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Belfast. Nice patina and in fine condition.

Code: 50312

1200.00 CAD

QSA to Pte B.N. Niblock 228 - LDSH

Pte B.N. Niblock is a member of B Squadron, Lord Strathcona Horse. He received his medal from His Royal Highness the Duke of York 28 Sep 1901 in Calgary. The medal has two bars for Natal and Transvaal. Dates removed, minor knocks and overall fine condition.

Code: 50311

2800.00 CAD

Bugler D.M. Harman 2nd Queen's Own Rifles

The Queen's Own Rifles (QOR) are best known for their action at Ridgeway during the raids. However, every Toronto Battalion left behind soldiers in the Toronto Garrison to hold the fort and act as a reserve. Bugler David Harman was one of those who remained in Toronto with his Company, but his Brother Sgt G Harman, who served with the QOR as well, marched with his Company to fight at Ridgeway.

David Harman served under LCol Gilmor from 1 - 21 June 1866 at the Toronto Armoury. His medal 32809 was sent to him at 18 King St Toronto March 30 1901. The medal is in fine condition with some minor knocks.

Code: 50310

620.00 CAD

Pte E.S. Collins - Chicago Volunteer Company

This is a unique unit, being the only one made up of foreign Volunteers for the Fenian Raids. The Company received a Union Jack from the City of Toronto that was emblazoned with the words "Chicago Volunteers". All of the issued medals to this Company were presented with the additional top title bar pin. Some members of the Company were Civil War Veterans.

Pte Edward Skelton Collins served in the Company under Capt J Ford from 2 - 25 June 1866 at Toronto. Medal 5631 sent out 27 Jan 1900 to Mr Collins in Hamilton Ontario. Original ribbon, medal with a minor scratch in front of Victoria and some minor knocks, otherwise a fine example with a lovely patina.

Code: 50309

800.00 CAD

Baugh Brothers - Royal Canadian Regiment

This is an amazing pair of South Africa medals to two brothers serving in the same regiment, both Wounded at Paardeberg. Corporal T.E. Baugh 5136 was Wounded at Paadeberg on the 27th February 1900. He was Mentioned in Dispatches by Col Otter for his actions at Paadeberg. He was issued 2 bars with his QSA medal, receiving it the mail at St John Quebec 23 November 1901. The medal has faint ghost dates.

His Brother, Pte Edward George Baugh 3115 was wounded in the thigh at Paadeberg in the first battle on the 18 February 1900. He received his 3 bar QSA medal from the Duke of York 17 September 1901 at Quebec. Both men served in the same Royal Canadian Regiment.

Both medals have minor surface scratches front and back. They do not take away from the importance of this group.

Code: 50308

6000.00 CAD

Gunner E. Armstrong - Welland Canal Field Battery

This is a rare Fenian Raid medal group that includes the CGS Fenian Raid medal with 1866 bar and the silver Welland County medal named in the recipients honor. The grouping includes copies of news paper clippings, the original box for the CGS medal, a veterans medal and a funeral ribbon worn for one of the Gunner's comrades.

Gunner Edward Armstrong served under Maj RS King March to June 1866 at Fort Erie. He was in battle at Fort Erie and was taken Prisoner by the Fenians. His medal #14147 was sent to his Address in Port Colbourne June 19, 1902. Includes his Commemorative Veterans medal.

Everyone looks for the Ridgeway medals, but few know about the Fort Erie engagement. During the raid the Fenians set up base camp and HQs in what is today Fort Erie. From there the main column marched Northeast and ran into the Canadian Militia Column at Ridgeway. Along the Niagara River a gunboat manned by the Dunnville Naval Company and members of the Welland Battery travelled to Fort Erie gathering POWs along the banks. The little force of 77 soldiers and sailors had captured about 54 and soon entered Fort Erie running right into the retreating Fenian Column from Ridgeway. A massive firefight ensued and the little force found itself up against 400 plus Fenians. After making a controlled withdrawal from the town into a small wooden building they fought off the Fenians until they ran out of ammunition and were taken prisoner. The small force suffered 4 dead, 16 wounded and 54 were captured.

The Fenian were soon routed by Peackocks Column coming from the East, with the Fenians scrambling across the river, only to be arrested on the opposing shore by US authorities. Those captured by the Canadian Militia were sent to Toronto and put on trial. The Veteran Fenian leadership latter praised the Welland and Dunnville force for the stellar stand they made being out numbered by close to 800 Fenians.
The local community was so proud of the little force, they commissioned a silver medal under the Welland County name for presentation to all 73 survivors. They were issued as medals with red ribbons. This example offered here was converted into a broach.

The CGS is a fine example, with good patina, the Welland silver medal broach pin is broken, but the medal is named. A rare find for a very hard fought engagement by a brave little force of Canadian Militia from the local area.

Code: 50307