This week’s artifact is a medal issued to Sergeant Angus Cooke I, who lived in Grantham Township from 1831-1860, for his service with the British Government during the Napoleonic Wars. Quarter Master Sergeant Angus Cooke retired in 1831 with 25 years service. Angus Cooke acquired 82 acres of land to farm in what is today the North West end of St. Catharines (then Grantham Township). Cooke Died in 1860 at the age of 72 and is buried in the Hosteller-Muir Cemetery in Port Weller, St. Catharines.
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