Medals pair to a drafted Mohawk

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    pylon1357
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    Medals pair to a drafted Mohawk

    Post by pylon1357 on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:23 am

    I just got these in the post earlier in the week. This pair was advertised on another forum, by a member who had picked them up from a 'Cash Converters' shop in Windsor Ontario. He bought them purely to preserve them. I got them for the price he paid, plus postage.

    Well, my interest in this pair initially was simply because of the price and the fact I didn't have a pair to represent the 7th Canadian Infantry Battalion.

    Imagine my surprise to learn through my early research, that this man was a Mohawk, born in the Shannonville area of Ontario. I find him in both the 1901 and 1911 census as being Mohawk. I am very happy with this purchase indeed, and have much more research and organization to do for the formal presentation. I noted he was not commemorated on the website dedicated to Native Canadians who Served, so I have submitted his information to them.

    For now, I will leave you all with a few images of the medals pair to Alexander Bey.











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    Re: Medals pair to a drafted Mohawk

    Post by Cameraguy on Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:37 pm

    Congrats ...nice!

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    Re: Medals pair to a drafted Mohawk

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:44 pm

    I have not done much in way of organizing or putting together a write up on Alexander Bey.

    I did however, contact a fellow by the name of Jeff, who runs the "Aboriginal Veterans Tribute" site, and had Alexander Bey added to their data base.

    The site, for anyone interested, can be found at the following link.

    http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~jeffrey1/tribute.htm


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