Fenian Raid medal 1866

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Fenian Raid medal 1866

Postby dswitz » 03 May 2017 01:09

I have a Fenian Raid 1866 medal that was presented to my Great Grandfather. He lived in London, Ontario and in researching the raids, it looks like his involvement might have been around St Thomas, but I am not really sure of this. I also have noted that in some cases, the units did not actually take part in any battle. The inscription is: "PTE. A. Sharp. 7th L.L.T. I would appreciate it if anyone could give me more background into the particular unit and its role in the Raids.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
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Re: Fenian Raid medal 1866

Postby Waggoner » 03 May 2017 01:43

Dave,

Welcome to the forum! Your ancestor, Archibald Sharp, was called out for two months to do guard duty in London. This link should take you to the medal roll:

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/m ... e008681803

Most units were called out for guard duty at critical locations as no one knew exactly where the Fenial threat was coming from. Great that the medal has remained in the family!

All the best,

Gary
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Re: Fenian Raid medal 1866

Postby dswitz » 04 May 2017 01:46

Thank you very much Gary. I appreciate your taking the time to respond.
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