A First War Canadian Medal Pair to Major Strong C.A.M.C. Consgin: 17
A First War Canadian Medal Pair to Major Strong C.A.M.C. - British War Medal (MAJOR C.M. STRONG); and Victory Medal (MAJOR C.M. STRONG). Naming is officially impressed. Un-mounted, dark patina on the BWM, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by assorted research papers. Footnote: Condren Maurice Strong was born on December 21, 1883 in London, England. He moved to Canada with his parents, settling first in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, and later, in Walsh, Alberta. At the age of 17, he enlisted with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, serving in the Boer War, regimental number 4838. Upon return from the South African theatre, he worked for a time as a Telegrapher for the Canadian Northern Railway, before entering Manitoba Medical College, from which he graduated in 1912. After two years of practice at Steinbach, Manitoba, he went overseas as a Medical Officer with the 44th Infantry Battalion. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 44th Infantry Battalion, on January 4, 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 31, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Martha Louise Strong of Winnipeg, stating the he had previous military service with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles in South Africa, that he was Married and that his trade was that of Physician and Surgeon. He served overseas in the rank of Major. In 1919, he returned to Winnipeg after postgraduate study in London, serving on the staff of St. Boniface Hospital and for two terms was the President of Misericordia Hospital staff. In 1944, he was named President of the Winnipeg Medical Society. Strong was also a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Loyal Grand Lodge of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He died at Deer Lodge in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 9, 1955, at the age of 71.