Category Archives: History

Frontiersmen Independent Thinkers

Topic February / March 2019. A brief look at some Frontiersmen characters who some might describe as eccentric. The late, great, Patrick Moore (who was also a Frontiersman) was always fascinated by what might be called eccentrics by some, but who … Continue reading

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United Farmers of Alberta Mounted Infantry Command

UNITED FARMERS OF ALBERTA MOUNTED INFANTRY COMMAND* LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN, BREMNER DISTRICT Barry William Shandro M.Ed – 12 January 2019 History & Archives Section, Countess Mountbatten’s Own Legion of Frontiersmen *The United Farmers of Alberta executive member Mr. Rice Sheppard … Continue reading

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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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