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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 84

(x) The Canada General Service Medal awarded to Colonel Sir Udolphus Aylmer, Bt., 7th Baron Aylmer, Canadian Militia

Canada General Service 1866-70, 1 clasp, Fenian Raid 1870 (Lt. Col. Lord Aylmer, 54th Bn.), officially re-impressed naming, lacquered, nearly extremely fine

Udolphus Aylmer was born on 10 June 1814, the son of Captain John Athelmar Aylmer, R.N., and was baptised at St. Werburgh's, Derby.

He became a Colonel in the Canadian Militia and was founder of the 54th Richmond Battalion of Infantry in 1866 and its Commanding Officer until his retirement in 1894; the published medal roll states he was entitled to the clasp for 'Fenian Raid 1866'.

The Colonel succeeded to the family's Barony and Baronetcy in March 1858, following the death of his cousin, Admiral Sir Frederick Aylmer, K.C.B.; Lord Aylmer, Baron of Balrath, in the County of Meath, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1718 for the naval commander Matthew Aylmer, the second son of Sir Christopher Aylmer, 1st Baronet, of Balrath.

Udolphus died at Melbourne, Quebec, Canada on 30 November 1901.

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