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Offline Manitoba Man

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Pte. Mathew COCKERILL - North West Rebellion (1885)
« on: February 22, 2020, 21:56:52 »
I am currently doing research on an ancestor of mine (from Manitoba) who served in the 1885 North West Rebellion.
Private Mathew Cockerill (91st Battalion, 'Winnipeg Light Infantry').

- I am curious if he ever received the North West Medal.
Would anyone be able to find documentation of such?

I know a book exists that lists the recipients of that medal - maybe someone has a copy and can look up my relative:
"Military General Service 1793-1814 (Canadian recipients), Egypt Medal 1882-1889 (Canadian recipients), North West Canada 1885: Index to the medal rolls"
Published in 1975

- Also, where was his battalion stationed? What battle(s) would he have seen?
He served in the 91st battalion led by Col. Scott - specifically, in D Company under command of Captain S. Jackson.

Thanks. I am currently making a tribute document on his life and his service
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Offline Blackadder1916

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Re: Pte. Mathew COCKERILL - North West Rebellion (1885)
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 22:43:03 »
According to Library and Archives Canada, he received the North West Canada Medal.
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/military-medals-1812-1969/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=9260&

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