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    Jonhno
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    Named medal help request

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:33 am

    wondered if anyone could help with any info on this chap please? Ens.R.Gardner,6th.H.L.I. that appears on this medal, it belongs to a friend of mine who does not really know what he has, I am not familiar with this period either
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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by Jonhno on Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:23 pm

    sorry, as in finding info on the soldier, I realize its Canadian General Service medal 2 thumbs up
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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by sjsmith1914 on Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:39 pm

    Ensign Robert Gardner
    6th Battalion Hochelaga Light Infantry

    As an Ensign he served May 1 - July 15 at Cornwall in 1866

    As a Captain he served May 24 - June 2 at St. Johns and Pigeon Hill  1870

    Both bars are confirmed.

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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by Jonhno on Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:29 am

    ah thank you, I was assuming HLI stood for another regiment

    thank you for the other info, what reference are looking at for this please, just for future

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    welcome too btw 2 thumbs up

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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by sjsmith1914 on Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:53 pm

    I own a microfilm copy of the original rolls for this medal.  But I am sure there is a publication somewhere for this medal.  I just scrolled until I found the 6th HLI and started from there.  It took me 20ish minuets.

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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by Jonhno on Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:03 pm

    that's handy to have and greatly appreciate the info, whats your collecting field? I guess apart from medals, if there is anything you are looking for please let me know in case I come across anything of interest

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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by sjsmith1914 on Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:51 pm

    I am always on the look out for anything connected to Oxford County Ontario (Woodstock, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg etc.) especially

    Men who enlisted in the 168th CEF. Medals, I have some but always looking for more, the serial numbers usually start 675### as long as they are local to me I am not too picky about the time period.

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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:00 pm

    ok will keep an eye out 2 thumbs up
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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by RCN Sailor on Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:26 pm

    Stephen I see you are interested in items related to Tillsonburg? I have the founder's grandson's medals for WW1. He served in the RNVR. I also have a nurse's group who came from Tillsonburg. Her group includes the town's Welcome Home medal.

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    Re: Named medal help request

    Post by sjsmith1914 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:47 pm

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