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Legion of Frontiersmen in Canada Timeline (Part 5)

1919 – LOF’s Imperial Casualty Count 50%. While casualty counts for the LOF in WW1 vary, this early appraisal of war casualties is insightful. J. Suffern, captain of the New South Wales command stated that “out of the 13,500 members … Continue reading

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Legion of Frontiersmen in Canada Timeline (Part 4)

1916 – Leadership and Numbers. “The Legion has its centre in London, with Headquarters at 6 Adam Street, Adelphi, W.C., where Lieutenant- Colonel E. R. Johnson, a retired Regular officer, is the Acting Chief Executive Officer. The membership has risen … Continue reading

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Legion of Frontiersmen to PPCLI and 31st Bn CEF (Canada)

LOF “Special Draft” to PPCLI 1914 ©Barry William Shandro M.Ed – Edmonton, Canada – Sept. 2013, revised June 2015 A large draft of men organized by Calgary’s Legion of Frontiersmen had left Calgary earlier for the establishment of the PPCLI. … Continue reading

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Legion of Frontiersmen in Canada Timeline (Part 3)

1914 – “C” Squadron, South Saskatchewan Command. Located at Maple Creek (between Swift Current and Medicine Hat) was formed about January 1914, leader A.I. Dawes. THE FRONTIERSMAN, page 3, War Number 1918. 1914 – Medicine Hat Squadron. Formed about 1914 … Continue reading

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Legion of Frontiersmen in Canada Timeline (Part 2)

1908 – Nicola Valley of British Columbia. A small, yellow 16 page British Columbia Command handbook published 1974 incorrectly states: “The Frontiersmen were first organized in British Columbia in 1908 in the Nicola Valley”. And “The first Vancouver Squadron was … Continue reading

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Legion of Frontiersmen in Canada Timeline (Part 1)

Legion of Frontiersmen: A Referenced* Timeline, Canada and British Empire, 1904 –1939 ©Barry William Shandro M.Ed August 11, 2004 with ongoing revisions, last revision January 2015 Edmonton Canada *Please credit research when utilized, as this information has taken many years … Continue reading

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