Greetings! This is my first post. I would appreciate some information about two 1870 Fenian Raid medals that I recently inherited from my grandfather. One is small and one is large and both have the ribbons attached.
It is my understanding (please correct me if I am wrong) that Hemsley's Jewelers in Montreal were the makers of the medals. I can't find much information about the owner, Richard Hemsley, online and I would like to know if he served in the military. The reason I ask is that the larger of the two medals has "Gr. R. Hemsley Montreal F. B." inscribed around the edge. Could someo