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Canada General Service Medal, Fenian Raid 1866, to 3rd Battalion, Victoria Volunteer Rifles

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Canada General Service Medal, Fenian Raid 1866, to 3rd Battalion, Victoria Volunteer Rifles

 

Impressed to : Pte. H.S. Mussen, 3rd V.V.R.

Henry Mussen was born in on 6th March 1842 in Quebec per the 1901 Census.

EF, e.k. with silver button-hole suspension from ribbon.

Roll confirms (Henry), (243) to unit, some of whom were in action at Eccles Hill in 1870.

The 3rd Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles Canada origunated in Montreal in 1862. The regiment went through several changes of designation throughout its history. It was redesignated as the 3rd Battalion, The Victoria Volunteer Rifles of Montreal on 18 July 1862; as the 3rd Battalion Victoria Rifles of Canada on 5 December 1879; as the 3rd Regiment Victoria Rifles of Canada on 8 May 1900; as The Victoria Rifles of Canada on 29 March 1920; as Victoria Rifles of Canada on 15 November 1934; as the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, Victoria Rifles of Canada on 7 November 1941; and finally Victoria Rifles of Canada on 1 June 1945. It was reduced to nil strength in 1965.