outriderThis site is written by Geoffrey A. Pocock, author of Outrider of Empire: The Life and Adventures of Roger Pocock (University of Alberta Press) and One Hundred Years of the Legion of Frontiersmen (currently out of print).  It accompanies the official website:


Over the coming months, we will be posting previous topic pages which have appeared on the official site in the past, with updates if any new information has since come to light.  We will also be including new topic pages, and other articles of interest.

We recommend reading the official website for context before reading articles on this blog.

All articles on this site are © Copyright Geoffrey A. Pocock, unless otherwise stated, and may not be reproduced in any form, in part or in full, without prior permission.

Formed at the end of 1904 for fellowship and for service to the State at any time of need, the Legion has been the centre of many myths. The official website sets the record straight and tells the truth of the extraordinary history of those who served humanity selflessly and often made the greatest sacrifice of all. The Legion of Frontiersmen has always held that anyone of any age, colour, creed, ability or disability can be of service to his or her fellows and community through its ranks.


2 Responses to About

  1. Garry Trown says:

    Currently researching Private GS-58708,Charles Reeve Beechey. Can you help with any details


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