First Hand Account Of Early Years In The Force




Veterans Tom Quilley and Dick Hawkshaw forwarded an internet link to an amazing account of the early years of the Force.

Noted historical account was told by Frederick Bagley who joined the North-West Mounted Police at the age of 15 years old and was one of the original 300 members who participated in the famous March West.  At the time of engagement, he was the first trumpeter in the Force.






Illustration of NWMP member on the famous March West in 1874

He served for 25 years and retired at the rank of Sergeant Major receving an annual pension of $328.00.

When World War began Frederick Bagley stepped forwarded to volunteer his services.  He rose to the rank of major.

You can learn more about this Force member by visiting this webpage.

Prior to passing away, Frederick Bagley provided his memorial account of his service in the Force.  His 111 page transcript can be explored by clicking here to visit the Glenbow Museum archive document.