Category Archives: Canada

L.O.F. and Mounted Designations 1914-18

Surprising Snippets 1. ELLIOT’S HORSE [a.k.a. INDEPENDENT FRONTIERSMEN SQUADRON in the BELFAST WEEKLY TELEGRAPH December 1917 cross referenced with THE DAILY COLONIST, Victoria BC, 08 Nov 1936]. Eighty-three men formed by Victoria BC Legion of Frontiersmen [LOF] Command arrive overseas … Continue reading

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What Caused the Rift?

Topic December 2016 / January 2017. Seeking the causes of the breakaway of the Canadian Division:  a more complicated story than at first seems likely. As has been stated before, the mistakes of the past can be made beneficial, if … Continue reading

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Supporting the Authorities

Topic August/September 2016.  Supporting the Legal Authorities (even when their cause may be doubtful).  Although in most countries the Frontiersmen have not received official recognition, their services have regularly been sought. Sometimes the tasks they have been given may have … Continue reading

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Listen to the band

It may come as surprise to many to hear that the Legion of Frontiersmen had a strong musical tradition with a succession of acclaimed Legion bands over the years.  However, we may never again see what is shown in the … Continue reading

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To Parade in Honour (Topic Oct/Nov 2015)

Little has been written about the Canadian Division’s United Kingdom Command, although it was an influential unit for some years after the end of WW2. It is believed to have been started by a group of Canadian ex-Servicemen, most of … Continue reading

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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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