Officer’s Canadian Memorial Cross – 1st Div,
Colonel and Veterinary Doctor, recipient of the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; Canadian Memorial Cross, George VI. (COL. S.H. McKEE C.M.G., V.D.). Naming is officially engraved, maker marked BIRKS, marked STERLING, extremely fine. Sold with copies of his Attestation Paper, Casualty Forms and Medical Records. Footnote: Samuel Hanford McKee was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on October 11, 1874. He signed his Attestation Paper on September 25, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. He stated that he was married to Shirley, had had nine years previous service in the Canadian Militia and that his trade was that of a Physician. He began his service in France in late 1914 and was later invalided to hospital on October 27, 1915 with Ameobic Dysentery and this plagued him until the fall of 1917. He proceeded to France on special duty in September 1918, was on command to London in January 1919 and returned to Canada aboard the S.S. Lapland in late February 1919. He was struck off the CEF list on January 15, 1920 and was noted at the bottom of his Certificate of Service that he was "recommended for a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George" (May 2, 1916) and "brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War, for valuable services rendered in connection with the war" (August 13, 1918).