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Bruce Peel Special Collections Legion of Frontiersmen Collection
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"Canadian Rangers 2001 and the Legion of Frontiersmen 1904, A Comparison" compiled by BW Shandro ca 2001.

Research Files

Alphabetically-arranged files on a range of topics pertaining to the Legion of Frontiersmen. Includes correspondence, historical summaries, photocopies of photographs and documents


Two photocopies of "The LOF...Draft plans to be submitted, for discussion only, to Lord Lonsdale's guests at an inaugural dinner on April 10, 1905, by Roger Pocock."

BW Shandro

The archives consist of material compiled for Shandro's research purposes, including correspondence, other notes and textual material, various Legion publications dating back to the 1930s, photographs, artwork, and ephemera. Some items (Series 1, Folder 4; Folder 35; Series 2, Gazettes) contain French text. While some of the material relates to other commands, the bulk of the collection pertains to Canadian divisions of the Legion.

Moose Jaw et al. Public Library Archives

Correspondence, photos, photocopies of clippings; two invoices for photographic reprintsfrom the Glenbow Archives; photographic reprint work order/invoice from the National Archives of Canada; Shandro: the 210th (frontiersmen) Battalion; Paper Trails: Historical References - Documents, Images, and Papers from the desk of Barry William Shandro, 1916 - 1917; assorted clippings; 210 Battalion Bugle Band list; "The Frontiersman" miscellaneous pages ca 1916-1917.


March 23, 1906 document by Roger Pocock, Acting Secretary: "The Legion of Frontiersmen." London; includes list of members, 'The Scheme of the Legion', and Form of Application for Membership.

Historical Documents

3rd Annual statement of accounts, August 1909; Legion leaflet, December, 1907; Legion pamphlet ca 1906; two different membership application forms ca early 1900s; 1st Annual Report, June 1907; Legion pamphlet titled "A Forecast", December, 1907; Legion Northern Commands Monthly Gazette, February, 1907; regulations pamphlet, 1908; correspondence to and from EC Wragge regarding the Legion, 1909-1910.

Nelson, BC Museum

Civil Commission of EC Wragge as Honorary Organizing Officer of the Legion of Frontiersmen in Nelson, BC 8 April, 1907; letters and telegrams to and from EC Wragge, August 1914; minutes of 1st General Meeting, 1 July, 1908; application for entry, Joseph Holland August, 1914; x2 membership lists, 1909-1910; Legion pamphlet, 1906.

Miscellaneous Papers

Dress regulations, 1910; information/summary of different Canadian regiments; badge information; records of searches in NAC; Star Weekly clipping/photocopy, 1939; loose back covers of Gazettes; postcard with no address, name illegible.

Imprint Page, Moose Jaw

Imprint page of photograph and brief article regarding the Moose Jaw Legion of Frontiersmen and their embodiment with the Princess Patricia Light Infantry during the First World War.


Assorted historical documentation relating to the role that Frontiersmen played in the original draft of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry.

East Afrika

Reminiscences of Frederick Turner Elliot, East African Labour Corps; "BUKOBA 22nd - 23rd June 1915" by Geoff Pocock; emailed correspondence from Geoff Pocock to BW Shandro, October 14 2001; The Royal Fusiliers -Victoria Cross information ca 2001; correspondence from Shelagh Gregory to BW Shandro, including 5 photographs; 25th Fusiliers (Frontiersmen) in East Africa information ad.

Edmonton Archives

2 photocopies of "Legion of Frontiersmen Edmonton City Archives: News clips and Letters, compiled by Barry William Shandro, September 2002."

New Zealand

Photograph, Legion conference in Auckland, 1915; The Graham Burling Files, part one; "A" Squadron, Auckland monthly newsletter accompanied by letter from FF Rainbow to BW Shandro, 2001-2002; New Zealand "Frontiersman" XXX.11 accompanied by letter from Arthur Lennan to BW Shandro, March 2002; correspondence to BW Shandro from Alan Bailey, 25 October, 2001; correspondence to Arthur Lennan, Alan Bailey, R Potter, Will Shandro, Brian Tarpey, and Ron Rianbow from Geoff Pocock; correspondence to Will Shandro from Graham Burling.


Printed email regarding "attempts before Scott to revivie the Legion in Canada, 1922." Various documents.

Dinner Menus

Two dinner menus titled: Dinner in honor of Commander Roger Pocock..." given by the Adventurers Club of Los Angeles, California, August 29th, 1923. Both menus have a written message on the back covers by [?] Russell.

Photo Album - "The Disastrous Cruise of SY Frontiersman"

Album titled: "The Disastrous Cruise of the S.Y. Frontiersman" June to November, 1923. Compiled by G. Yardley Wilmot and composed of photographs, news clippings, and various ephemera related to the S.Y. Frontiersman established to support the World Flight Expedition of Captain Norman Macmillan and Captain Geoffrey H. Malins.


Teaspoon bearing a slightly tarnished crest with Legion motto "God Guard Thee" on a Union Jack pattern.

Gas Warfare

Legion of Frontiersmen Anti-Gas Examination; chart of Chemical Warfare Agents; "Official Programme - Air Defense and Protection Against Chemical Warfare. Display given by the Legion of Frontiersmen co-operating with St. John's Ambulance Brigade. Heston Airport."

Canadian Frontiersman

Incomplete holdings from 1946 though 1993. Published at Dominion Headquarters Edmonton, Alberta though to August 1964 (vol. 34, no. 3). Published in Regina, Saskatchewan October 1964 (vol. 34, no.4). "Reaching all Frontiersmen in the Canadian Division".


Photocopy of "The Lone Wolf Pioneer" (weekly installments of a story by Roger Pocock) from the newspaper: "The News of the World" May 19, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 1935.

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