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Fenian Raid 1866 - SGT. E.F. Oates

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In looking through some old family medals  I came across a a Fenian Raid 1866 medal (pictured) that bears a a family name on my mothers side.  Not being a particular collector of these types of items my research lead me to this forum and I hope to leverage the expertise here to find out a little more about the medal and the recipient.  The rim is engraved SGT. E.F. Oates  - 2nd Q. O. R.   – Can anyone confirm his presence in the Rolls and any related info would be much appreciated.

Thx, John

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Amazing find. Unlike many recipients of the medal, the QOR along with the RHLI were actually in combat with the Fenians. 

 

The ribbon however is incorrect 

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Edw. F. Oates is confirmed on the roll for 2nd Battalion

/Michael.

Also marked as "In action Ridgeway 1866"

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