The Legion of Frontiersmen and the PPCLI

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    The Legion of Frontiersmen and the PPCLI

    Post by GCR817 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:20 pm

    An interesting photo (from the Illustrated War News) dated Sept 16, 1914 which explains the affiliation of the PPCLI with the LOF.

    Cheers,

    Geoff

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    "Of the advance gaurd of Canada's 100,000: The Moose Jaw Legion of Frontiersmen, embodied with the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry. A Canadian Regiment raised and equipped by a Montreal millionaire, Mr. Hamilton Gault, has been named after Princess Patricia of Connaught, daughter of the Dominion's royal Governor-General. Princess Patricia herself presented the regiment with colours recently at Ottawa, and the Duke of Connaught aferwards reviewed them. It was their first appearance after receiving their equipment, and they made an excellent showing. The Legion of Frontiersmen from the picturesquely named town of Moose Jaw (whereby hangs a tale too long to tell here) are, as our photograph shows, a very fine body of men. They have signed on with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. There is a universal demand in Canada that at least 100,000 Canadians should join the British and French. - (Photograph by Wallis).


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    Re: The Legion of Frontiersmen and the PPCLI

    Post by Hill677 on Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:09 pm

    Geoff
    If its not to much trouble could type out what is written under the Photo its hard too read. Thanks

    I have seen that exact photo before, it is in a book produce in 1916 called the "Two Years of War - as viewed from Ottawa " it is a special issue of " The Civilian " the photo if found on Page 86, the only writing under the photo reads " The Legion of Frontiersmen - From Moose Jaw, Sask., Who were Absorbed by the PPCLI."

    On page 88 there is a photo of the PPCLI Pipe Band taken at the same location.. Which I believe to in Aug 1914 when the PPCLI first Paraded in Lansdowne Park,Ottawa.
    .. SEE PHOTO.

    The book has a roll of Honour (all how served) as of 1916, some 3229 name and the governmental department they were from,list of decorations won,casualties dead/wounded and a list of POW`s.

    Here is a Link to Canadian Frontiersman site HERE



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    Re: The Legion of Frontiersmen and the PPCLI

    Post by GCR817 on Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:53 pm

    Very interesting stuff and a good link. I'll edit my post (with the picture to include the caption).

    Cheers,

    Geoff

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