A Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal to Major Ogden
A Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal to Major Ogden - (CAPT. & MAJOR W.E. OGDEN C.A.M.C.). Naming is officially impressed. Original ribbon with pinback, dark patina, very light contact, extremely fine. Footnote: William Edward Ogden was born on November 11, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario. He signed his Officers' Declaration Paper as a Major, on June 12, 1919, at Spadina Military Hospital in Toronto, at the age of 38, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Dorothea Helen Ogden, stating that he was with an Active Militia, as Medical Officer with the 9th Mississauga Horse, that he had previous military service as a Private with the Queen's Own Rifles (from October 30, 1899 to September 1, 1909), as a Provost Lieutenant with the Army Medical Corps Militia (in August 1912), as a Medical Officer Examining Recruits (from August 1914 to August 22, 1917), as a Medical Officer I/C College Military Hospital (effective August 1916), as I/C Spadina Military Hospital (effective October 4, 1916) and at the Canadian Convalescent Spadina Military Hospital (from March 8, 1918 to the date he signed his Officers' Declaration Paper on June 12, 1919), also stating his profession as Physician and his religion as Methodist. For his long service in the Army, Ogden was awarded the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal.