Good day Lorne,
I understand that you only collect medal groups for original members of 5CMR. However, I have been looking for the medal group of my maternal grandfather, who served in that unit.
His name is Arthur C. Wiswell. He enlisted Feb/16 in 6CMR as a private, sailed with the unit to England and was promoted to Sgt. there. Arrived in France and transferred to 5CMR when 3 and 6CMR were broken up and sent to 1/2/4/5CMR to form the Mounted Rifle Bde. Wounded Jun 3/16. Evaced to England, CFR'd and ended the war as Lieut. Demobb Aug/19. He should be entitled to 14-15 Star, BWM and VM.
Nobody in the immediate family seems to know where his medals are. They do exist as it was my mother's job to polish them up for granddad for each Remembrance Day. I have his 6CMR OR's hat badge and commissioning scroll. I tried the funeral home that supervised his burial in the mid '50's, thinking he might have wanted the medals buried with him; but they have no records from that time frame. I had no luck contacting the NS command of the Royal Canadian Legion on the off chance the medals were donated to his local branch in Halifax (don't even know if he was a member).
So, in your collecting, have you ever come across his group? If you, or any one else for that matter, knows the location of this group, I would be grateful.