Seeking Contact Info On: S/Major Reginald Irvine

Photograph of S/Major Reginald Irvine (Source of photo - National RCMP Gravesite Database)





Earlier this week, we received a request from our Nova Scotia Division colleagues.  Hopefully, you may know some details or some who may.




The following message was received from Veteran Garry McCay outlining a request to locate additional information on the following RCMP Veteran:

Name:  Sergeant Major – Reginald Walter Irvine

Regimental # : 10313

DOB:  January 17, 1905

Place of Birth:  Delta, British Columbia (his death certificate states Northern Ireland)

Date of Decease:  August 18, 1984

Place of Decease:  Delta, British Columbia

Burial Place:  Boundary Bay Cemetery, 858-56th Street, Tsawwassen, Delta, British Columbia

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Photograph of S/M Reginald Irvine wearing a wearing the Masonic chain. Photograph was taken in Nova Scotia (Source of photo – Nova Scotia Division of the RCMP Veterans’ Association)


On May 31, 1927, Reginald Irvine joined the Force and completed his basic training at “N” Division.  

After some years in “O” Division, Reginald Irvine was transferred to “H” Division where he served the rest of his years in the Force – retired on May 31, 1952.

In 1956 with the creation of the Nova Scotia Division of the RCMP Veterans’ Association, he elected the first President of this Division.  With an interest in returning to the area, Reginald moved back to Delta British Columbia and established his home at 1693 Beach Grove Tsawwassen, BC.

On August 18, 1984, Reginald passed away and was buried at the Boundary Bay Cemetery in Tsawwassen Delta, BC.  A recent check of the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province revealed that no obituary was posted for this Veteran nor was there one placed in the Scarlet & Gold magazine.

Shortly after Veteran Irvine’s passing, The Quarterly posted his obituary:  “IRVINE: Reg. No. 10313, ex-S/M Reginald Walter Irvine, 79, died on August 18, 1984, at Delta, B.C. He was born on January 17,1905.”

The Nova Scotia Division is interested in contacting the family of this past Veteran.  If you have information about Reginald Irvine and/or his next of kin, please email Garry McCay at

Garry’s comment also include the following:

It would be great if this man could have his headstone marked indicating his service in the RCMP.  It might be worthwhile for your Association to take this up with the Commanding Officer in the area of this gravesite as he may be willing to do that at their cost with family permission.