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Item: GB4483

A Canada General Service Medal to the Q.O.R.; Ridgeway Participant Consignment: 22

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A Canada General Service Medal to the Q.O.R.; Ridgeway Participant Consignment: 22

A Canada General Service Medal to the Q.O.R.; Ridgeway Participant; FENIAN RAID 1866, (Pte. A.E. Denison, 2nd. Q.O.R.). Naming is officially impressed. Dark patina, original ribbon, light contact, near extremely fine.   Footnote: Private Alph E. Denison, 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles is credited with having seen action against Fenian forces at the Battle of Ridgeway (Ontario) on June 2, 1866. He is listed on page 61 of the "Canada General Service Medal Roll, 1866-70" by John Thyen. The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada was formed on April 26, 1860. Originally the Regiment's name was the Second Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada. In 1863 the name changed to 2nd Battalion "Queen's Own Rifles of Toronto." It was under this name that the regiment first saw combat and sustained nine killed at the Battle of Ridgeway, during the Fenian Raids of 1866, where they and the 13th Volunteer Infantry Battalion (The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry) fell back when charged by a massive force of better armed and highly experienced Fenian insurgents, composed of recent Irish American Civil War veterans. (C:22)
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