A Queen's South Africa Medal to the Royal Canadian Regiment
A Queen's South Africa Medal to the Royal Canadian Regiment - 1899-1900 Ghost Dating (7856 Pte E. TESSIER , Rl. CANDN: REGt). Naming is officially impressed. Very crisp detail, dark patina, edge nicks, extremely fine. Accompanied by assorted research papers. Footnote: Emile Tessier was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1879. He had previously served five years with the 65th Regiment (later known as the Mount Royal Rifles, the Carabiniers Mont-Royal and finally in 1931, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal). He enlisted with the 2nd Special Service Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment on October 23, 1899, for service in South Africa, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Emma Tessier (nee Morin), declaring his previous service with the 65th Regiment, stating that he was single and that his trade was that of Painter. He was discharged on November 4, 1900, after one year's service and entitled to the QSA with three clasps (Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal). Two years later, he continued his military service by signing his Attestation Paper with the Canadian Mounted Rifles on April 21, 1902 at Montreal, at the age of 23 and declared medically "Fit".