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Trophy presented by Lt. Col. William White, former Deputy Postmaster General of Canada, Companion of Order of St. Michael and St. George.
Not able to decode what event and where.
Plate missing on large parts of trophy. Base not perfectly circular, slight bends (wobble). Engraving crisp.
5.75" X 4.75" (at its highest and widest). Weighs 264 gms.
WHITE, William was born on January 6, 1830 in London.
Entered Civil Service as clerk in the General Post Office, 1846 (resigned 1854). Appointed to Civil Service of Canada as clerk in Post Office Department, 1854. Secretary of Canadian Post Office, January 1861.
Deputy-Postmaster-General of Canada, July 1888. Entered Canadian Militia 1861: served during Fenian raid, 1866 (medal and clasp, and Volunteer Officers' Decoration). Captain Governor-General’s Foot Guards, 1870.
Major, 1871; Lieutenant-Colonel (Brevet) 1877. Commissioner to enquire into Canadian Civil Service, 1880. Canadian Delegate to Postal Congress, Washington, 1897.
Lieutenant - Colonel 43rd Regiment Ottawa and Carleton Rifles, 1880 (retired 1888). Honourable Lieutenant-Colonel 43rd Regiment, 1898. Chairman Public School Board, Ottawa, 1909.
Decorated for flfty-two years’ service in the Post 2155 Ollice, England and Canada. Justice of the Peace.
The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV, while he was acting as regent for his father, King George III.
The Order of St Michael and St George was originally awarded to those holding commands or high position in the Mediterranean territories acquired in the Napoleonic Wars, and was subsequently extended to holders of similar office or position in other territories of the British Empire. It is at present awarded to men and women who hold high office or who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country, and can also be conferred for important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs.
Companions use "CMG".