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North West Canada Medal

Date Instituted: 1885.

Campaign: Riel's Rebellion 1885.

Description: The obverse depicts the diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend ‘VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX’.  The reverse has the words ‘NORTH WEST CANADA’ and the date ‘1885’ within a wreath of maple leaves.  The suspender is straight with a claw mounted sweated to the medal.

Metal: Silver.

Size: 36mm.


Ribbon: Blue/grey with red stripes towards each edge.

Naming: Issued unnamed but often encountered with private engravings.

Comments: Some 1,760 of these medals were awarded with only sixteen to British troops the rest being issued to members of the local forces.  Two un-official clasps of ‘FISH CREEK’ and ‘BATOCHE’ exist but have no value to collectors.

Further Reading:

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