Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

Author of windowsintohistory.wordpress.com Co-writer on junkyardview.wordpress.com Administrator of frontiersmenhistorian.wordpress.com

Publicising the Legion and Recruitment

Topic December 2018 / January 2019. Certainly the Legion of Frontiersmen showed skills in recruitment and promoting the Legion, especially in the early years. With no television and no radio to occupy their relaxation time men went out in search of … Continue reading

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A Brave soldier and Unusual Frontiersman

Surprising Snippets 9 Major H.H.R. White, D.S.O., O.B.E. Henry Herbert Ronald White was born in February 1879 into a wealthy military family. He was a man of great bravery and a highly efficient soldier, who could probably have risen to … Continue reading

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Chaplains of Adventure

Topic October/November 2018.  The first Legion Padre was Bishop H.H. Montgomery, who we will know of in the main as being the father of the famous Montgomery of Alamein. He was succeeded by several mainly London-based clergymen, often with somewhat … Continue reading

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Commemorating the “Nine Thousand”

Topic August/September 2018. There will be many commemorations and countless books about the centenary of the end of the First War – the Great War – the “war to end all wars”. In this topic page we will take a look … Continue reading

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Origins of the Legion of Frontiersmen and the formation of MI5/6

This is a summary of the talk given by Dr Anne Samson1 on 19 May 2018 to the Victorian Military Society.2 The question to be answered was “how was the formation of the Legion of Frontiersmen linked with the formation … Continue reading

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The RSM-in-Chief

Topic June/July 2018. Before we located the I.W.M. photograph of Sidney James Alexander M.C. outside Buckingham Palace, all we had to start with was a rather faint photograph of him in Frontiersmen uniform. By that time he had acquired some rotundity … Continue reading

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A Persistent Mystery

Surprising Snippets 8: An unsolvable mystery is, who was the person from which official government or military department who decided that the file on the Frontiersmen and Remounts in the last quarter of 1914 was not worth saving at The … Continue reading

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