Tag Archives: Boer War

Inspector. Thomas Wellington Chalmers

      A Royal Military College graduate who joined the North West Mounted Police and was later killed in battle during the Boer War in South Africa.           EARLY LIFE Thomas Wellington Chalmers was born on October 14, 1862 in Adolphustown Ontario.  His father earned a living sailing on Lake […]

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Major General Victor Williams

      Major-General Victor Arthur Seymour Williams CMG (NWMP – O.82) was a Canadian General Officer in WWI and later became the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.         Victor Williams was born at Port Hope on June 2, 1867 and was the son of Lieut. Colonel Arthur Trefusis Heneag Williams (previous Canadian […]

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Lt. General Sir Archibald MacDonell

        He became a Lieutenant in the Canadian Militia June 26, 1886. He joined the Regular Canadian Army as Lieutenant in the Canadian Mounted Infantry, Permanent Corps of Canada April 6, 1888. He transferred into the NWMP September 1889 and appointed Inspector (Regimental Number  # O.95). He served at various locations during […]

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NWMP – Boer War

      Veteran Ric Hall discovered an excellent historical article on the involvement and achievements contributed by members of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in the Boer War.     The article is entitled “Effective Leadership In Counter-Insurgency: The North-West Mounted Police in South Africa – 1899 – 1902” and was written by […]

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Insp. John Richards

  Inspector John Richards joined the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) as a Constable in 1883 and retired as a Inspector in the Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP). The research into this member’s Personal file reveals that he had difficulty accepting orders from his line officers.   Despite these conflicts and multiple demotions, he was […]

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Insp. Robert Belcher

    Robert Belcher distinguished himself both within the Force and in his activities after retiring. As this tribute will outline, Robert Belcher participated in most of the historical events in the Force’s history from the March West to the Boer War.         Robert Belcher was born on April 23, 1849 at […]

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