Tag Archives: World War I

Part 1 – “A” Squadron RNWMP

        The  contains all the battle honours awarded to the Force in recognition of the contributions made by past members.       For this article, we are providing details on the battle honour entitled “France & Flanders 1918-19.”  The following article is the first comprehensive documentation of the activities of the […]

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Part 1 – “B” Squadron RNWMP

    All Force members are familiar with the RCMP’s Guidon – the Regimental Banner displaying all the Force’s battle honours. In basic training, each member was told about each battle honour and what Force members contributed.  However, the  “Siberia 1918-1919” seemed like a mystery because little information had been provided. To understand the circumstances […]

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RNWMP Veterans: Distinguished Themselves In World War I

      After the end of World War I, the Force and its members had time to reflect back on the contributions and achievements made by various NWMP and RNWMP Veterans.           Between 1914 and 1918, over 2,500 RNWMP Veterans volunteered for military service.  Of this total, 146 were killed […]

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RNWMP: Volunteerism & Patriotism In World War I

        For this November 11 Remembrance Day, we are highlighting the contributions and sacrifices made by past members of the Force.         Volunteerism and patriotism have been hallmarks of the Force since its creation in 1873.  At no time in the history of the Force has volunteerism and patriotism […]

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S/Major Walter Wrixton de Rossiter – Reg.#2236

    Seeking to find more information on Walter de Rossiter, I acknowledge that I have taken the liberty of using information on Walter de Rossiter’s life story written by Scott Rossiter and it appears in the Family Pursuit Community Family Tree web site.         Walter Wrixton de Rossiter’s story is, like […]

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D/Commissioner George Jennings

          George Jennings made significant contributions to the Force and was in key positions to assist with the development of the Force and its contributions to Canada.     He was born at Toronto Ontario on May 3rd 1875 to the son of Robert Cummings Jennings.  George graduated from Woodstock College […]

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C/S/Major George Frederick Griffin

    One of the most colourful and noteable Corps Sergeant Majors was ‘Tim’ George Frederick  Griffin. He was born on February 3 1883 at Everton England. At the age of 16,  he joined the Imperial 18th Hussar and served in this regiment for 12 years.  At the time of his discharge, he had gained the […]

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Sgt. John Stinson

    John V. Stinson was a typical young Ontario man looking for a sense of adventure in Westeran Canada or any where else. Every member contributes their own to the Force’s history.  In John Stinson’s case, he acquired acquired photographs of his time in the Force.  His photo collection of the Force in Siberia […]

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Part 6 – “B” Squadron RNWMP

The activities of “B” Squadron RNWMP and their activities are provided below and includes of members who were there. The history of the Squadron is provided in this comprehensive historical account of the Squadron’s creation, deployment, activities, challenges and return to Canada, their story is being broken down into six parts: Part 1 – How […]

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Part 5 – “B” Squadron RNWMP

The activities of “B” Squadron RNWMP and their activities are provided below and includes of members who were there. The history of the Squadron is provided in this comprehensive historical account of the Squadron’s creation, deployment, activities, challenges and return to Canada, their story is being broken down into six parts: Part 1 – How […]

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