Nine to Captain W.A.McKee, Canadian Field Artillery, late Canadian ******,
Lot 236
Nine to Captain W.A.McKee, Canadian Field Artillery, late Canadian Militia,
Sold for £1,920 (US$ 3,227) inc. premium
Lot Details
Nine to Captain W.A.McKee, Canadian Field Artillery, late Canadian Militia,
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three bars, Cape Colony, Transvaal, S.A.02 (19 Serjt: W.A.McKee. Can: Field Hosp:); 1914-15 Star, erased; British War and Victory Medal (Capt.W.A.McKee); Canada Service Medal; War Medal, Canadian issue; Coronation 1911; Colonial Forces Decoration, G.V.R. with top suspension, impressed on reverse (Major W.A.McKee 12th. Bde. C.F.A.); Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal, G.V.R. (Capt. W.A.McKee 12th . Bde. C.F.A.). Mounted as worn. Some medals lacquered, otherwise very fine. (9)

Footnotes

  • C.A.F.O.D. 25.10.1925.
    C.A.F.L.S. 13.11.1920.

    Major William McKee was born at Charlottetown on 14th June 1881, he was educated at Prince of Wales College and the School of Music. He began his military career as a member of the Medical Corps at Charlottetown he joined the second Canadian Mounted Rifles and went to South Africa. On his return from the Boer War he continued with the Charlotteville militia until he was transferred to the 19th Field Battery in 1908 as Captain. In 1911 he was chosen as one of the Officers from New Brunswick to the Coronation of King George V and on his trip he was Adjutant to Field Artillery. He was then appointed as Adjutant of the 4th Brigade. He served with the C.F.A. in WW1 and was wounded several times and suffered from shell shock, he returned to Canada on 13.6.1918 and became O.C. 65th F.A.. He was promoted to Major on 30.5.1922. He retired from the Canadian Militia on 5.6.1925. During WW2 he served as a Canadian Legion War Services Supervisor at Camp Debert N.S from 1944-45.
    He died at Lancaster, aged 68, on the 4th March 1949.

    The lot comes with assorted research and a photograph of his gravestone.
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