A Small Group of Rare and Important Military General Service Medals
Date of Auction: 14th April 2021
Sold for £10,000
Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Chateauguay (S. McKay, Capt. Canadn. Militia.) toned, nearly extremely fine £6,000-£8,000
FootnoteProvenance: Dix Noonan Webb, February 1998.
A total of 31 M.G.S. medals with ‘Chateauguay’ clasp issued to officers of Canadian units.
Stephen McKay was the son of Samuel McKay, late Royal Americans (60th). He served with the Royal Canadian Volunteers as an Ensign from 1798 until 1802. He was promoted Captain on 25 May 1812, and served with the 2nd battalion, Select Embodied Militia of Lower Canada at Chateauguay. He was later acting 1st Major of the 8th battalion, Militia of the Three Rivers Division.