HC Deb 06 July 1904 vol 137 c780
MR. MOON (St. Pancras, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the services of those who were detailed for naval service in Canada against the Fenians in 1868 have not been recognised by the reward of a medal.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) Medals were granted to those who were engaged in repelling the Fenian raids of 1866 and 1870, and in the Red River Expedition of 1870, but it was not considered desirable to grant the medal to men who served in the defence of the Dominion along the frontier in other years about that period, since their services practically amounted to policing the frontier, and they were not engaged in actual military operations.