State: Manitoba
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 10/05/1901
Number issued: 3


Gold lockets, to:

Strathcona's Horse –
53 Sergeant Alexander DINGWALL (with chain)
"B" Squadron, 1st Bn. Canadian Mounted Rifles –
301 Corporal Arthur St Leger CARTER
305 Trooper Gerald St Leger CARTER

Presentation made by Mr J.H. Agnew, during a welcome-home banquet.

Sergeant Dingwall received a locket and chain; Corporal Carter & Trooper Carter just a locket each. Two other men, Segeant Barrett and Trooper Kelly, received a gold ring each.


Winnipeg Free Press, 16/05/1901
Winnipeg Free Fress, 16th May 1901

Presentation to S.A. Heroes.

A squadron of Manitoba dragoons and the citizens of Virden welcomed home their South African heroes on Friday night, when a banquet was tendered to the members of the South African contingent who had returned from the seat of war. The guests of the evening were Sergt. DINGWALL, Strathcona Horse; Corp. CARTER, Troopers CARTER, KELLY, HARVEY, SPENCER and ROBERTS. Lieut. Joslin occupied the chair and was supported by Major Hosmer, Lieut. Bannister, Mayor McDonald and other representative citizens, and also a good number of non-commissioned officers and men from the Oak Lake and Virden squadron of the Manitoba dragoons. After the sumptuous repast provided by the hostess, Mrs Patterson, had been disposed of the toast list was gone through, commencing with “Health of the King”.

Mr J.H. Agnew was called on, and in a very appropriate and sympathetic speech presented the Virden contingent with a small memento of Virden’s appreciation of their service to Canada and the empire, Sergt. DINGWALL with a gold locket and chain; Corporal CARTER and Trooper CARTER, gold locket; Sergt. BARRETT and Trooper KELLY with gold rings, the toast of “Our Guests” being drunk with enthusiasm. It was responded to by the gallant boys in an appropriate manner. The “Army, Navy and Volunteers” was replied to by Major Hosmer, Sergt. Ivens and Quartermaster Jolliffe. The “Land We Live In” was responded to by Mayor McDonald, Messrs McNiven and Langtry. Short speeches were made by Messrs Ross, Palmer and others. Songs were given by Lieut. Joslin, Sergt. Barrett, Mr J.B. Cain. The gathering broke up in the small hours of the morning, after passing a very pleasant and memorable evening.