Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

Co-writer on junkyard.blog. Author of windowsintohistory.wordpress.com. Editor of frontiersmenhistorian.info

The First Adjutant

Topic August / September 2022. To follow the previous topic page, another instance of a sad and early death is that of Charles Cory Kernick. Kernick was a world traveller and this was before the days when travellers to less civilised … Continue reading

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The Perils of Hurried Handwriting

Topic June / July 2022.  One of the tasks assigned to History and Archives when it was set up in 2001 was to demolish the many myths which have sprung up around the Legion of Frontiersmen. One of the earliest … Continue reading

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A Frontiersmen Magazine Centenary

Topic April / May 2022.  Apart from the 1918 War Issue, the Frontiersman magazine had not been produced since the summer of 1914. Everyone wanted a Legion magazine, but it had always struggled to break even. There was a shortage … Continue reading

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A Gallimaufry of Untold Tales

Topic Feb/Mar 2022. A constant stream of stories pass over the desks of the official Legion of Frontiersmen historians. Most of these stories are too brief to form a Topic page. In this topic page we will pause to tell … Continue reading

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Keeping Clear of Politics

Topic Dec 21 / Jan 22.  We saw in the previous topic page how Kaid Belton was dissatisfied because the Frontiersmen were not doing enough to counter the “Bolshies”, either in the original Legion of Frontiersmen or the breakaway Independent … Continue reading

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An Oddity: “The Imperial Legion” and the Kaid

Topic Oct/Nov 2021.  Andrew Belton has appeared before on these pages in Tasting Adventure and Revolution regarding his adventures in Morocco in 1908. From what has been written about him in various places (most of it based on his own versions) … Continue reading

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Not All Battles – But Definitely Some Conflicts

Topic August / September 2021.  We show on this website how busy the Frontiersmen have always been both in war and peace. They have carried out many duties and served their communities and their countries. Behind the scenes, not everything … Continue reading

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Legion of Frontiersmen Medals

Topic June / July 2021. The Legion historians and archivists regularly receive enquiries about Legion medals. So far we have hesitated, the reason being that, whilst the story is reasonably straightforward until about 1975, the picture afterwards becomes extremely cloudy. Commands, … Continue reading

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Not All Battles and Conflicts

Topic Apr / May 2021.  Frontiersmen Artists.  It is well known that Frontiersmen have always brought special skills of many kinds to the Legion. These were men of action, but it has not often been realised that there were also … Continue reading

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Major George Harris Heaney, VD

5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen Commandant, Cape Town, Legion of Frontiersmen Chief Organising Officer, Queensland Command, Legion of Frontiersmen Article by Major Christopher Moon (late Royal Australian Engineers), Special Consultant to H&A. Major G. H. Heaney was educated at Woolwich, … Continue reading

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