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CGS Medal Red River 1870 Ontario Regiment

£3,495.00

Canada General Service Medal, bar Red River 1870, Private Arnoldi Cronk Dorland, 1st Ontario Battalion of Rifles. A local from Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario.

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Canada General Service Medal, bar Red River 1870, Private Arnoldi Cronk Dorland, 1st Ontario Battalion of Rifles.

 

Officially impressed: “Pte A. C. Dorland. Ont. R.”

 

The Ontario Regiment during this expedition consisted of 28 Officers and 350 Other ranks, the entire force who were entitled to a medal, consisted of in total, 105 Officers and 1109 Other Ranks.

 

Although out of 1214 possible medals, only 502 were issued, 355 of which with the single bar.

 

Only 122 Red River Clasps were awarded to the Ontario Regiment.

 

Arnoldi Cronk Dorland was born during 12th July 1851 in Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada. The son of Allen M Dorland and Patty G Cronk. He was named after his grandfather Arnoldi Dorland (1796-1854)

 

He later died on 17th May 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.