North West Canada Medal with Saskatchewan Clasp for Military Service Award

NW Canada Medal

The North-West Canada Medal was sanctioned immediately after the conclusion  of operations against the Métis led by Louis Riel.

It was mainly issued un-named, with or without the Clasp for Saskatchewan where the bulk of the action took place.

Of particular interest to collectors, are  the medals issued to officers and men aboard the steamship Northcote involved in the boat action; exceptionally their medals where officially impressed with the recipients name, other medals have been encountered with un-official naming.

The medal was issued to sixteen British staff officers but the majority of medals (5600 I all) went to local forces

Date of release: 1885

Campaign: Riel’s Rebellion

Service: British/local forces

Ribbon: blue grey with red stripes

Metal: Silver

Size: 36mm diameter

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