Library and Archives Canada holds medal registers, citation cards and records of various military awards. These records indicate the medal, honour or award to which an individual was entitled. This research tool provides the relevant archival references for those documents.
There are no service files for the Canadian military in the 1800s, so these records often provide the only proof of service for 19th century conflicts.
The names of the recipients of the Queen's South African Medal are indexed in our South African War database.
The Veterans Affairs Canada Web site provides descriptions and illustrations of Canadian Military Medals and Decorations [www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu].