Canada General Service Medal

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Canada General Service Medal
Fenian Raid Medal, 1870.jpg
Canada General Service Medal BAR.svg
Ribbon: red-white-red stripes
Awarded by Canada
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility Imperial and Canadian forces
Awarded for Campaign service.
Description Silver disk 36 mm wide
Clasps
  • FENIAN RAID 1866
  • RED RIVER 1870
  • FENIAN RAID 1870
Statistics
Established 1899
Total awarded 16668

The Canada General Service Medal was a Canadian campaign medal awarded to both Imperial and Canadian forces for duties related to the Fenian raids between 1866 and 1871.[1] The medal was not issued until 1899 and had to be applied for.[2]

The obverse of the medal bears the head of Queen Victoria while the reverse depicts the red ensign of Canada surrounded by a wreath of maple leaves with the word CANADA at the top.[2]

Clasps[edit]

FENIAN RAID 1866
For services related to the Fenian raids of 1866.[2]
RED RIVER 1870
For services related to the suppression of the Red River Rebellion.[2]
FENIAN RAID 1870
For services related to the Fenian raids of 1870.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spencer 2006, p. 53
  2. ^ a b c d e "War Medals (1866-1918) - Canadian General Service Medal (1866 - 1870)". Veteran Affairs Canada. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  • Spencer, William (2006). Medals - The Researcher's Guide. Richmond, Surrey, England: The National Archives. ISBN 1-903365-63-5.