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Photo Album

Photo album created by BW Shandro from items contained primarily in the Glenbow Museum Archives and the Moose Jaw Public Library Archives.

BC - Photographs

1914-1997: 7 photographs, sepia, black and white, coloured, varying sizes. One photo is of the cenotaph of Major S. Leitch, 'Frontiersman', Winnipeg. The rest are from BC.
c. 1910-73: 14 8 x 10 prints in black and white, sepia, and colour. Descriptions are on back of photos, with a few handwritten sheets. Subjects include Vancouver, East Africa, BC, Belgian Lancers.

Charles Pocock - Photographs, Artwork

Photograph: Commander Charles Ashwell Boteler Pocock [ca. 1853]
Drawing: Burma Campaign, pencil or charcoal (print) [ca. 1853]
Drawing: The Grand Mosque of Mahomet Ali, Cairo (sepia, ink) [ca. 1853]
Folio Leaf: illustrated report, Second Burmese War, possibly by Charles Pocock; pencil drawing on one side [ca. 1853]

Program, Advertisement, Poster

Program: The Legionnaires in "20 Years Ago and Now," presented by The Edmonton Branch Canadian Legion and Canadian Division Legion of Frontiersmen
Advertisement: "The Legionnaires" perform at the Memorial Hall Sat Oct 8 and Mon Oct 10
Poster: "Pot Pourri of Popular Hits" under direction of Major C.S. Merrett, Memorial Hall Sat Apr 1, Mon Apr 3


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."


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

Smuggled Rifles

Smuggled Rifles, Edmonton's Mayor, LOF and UFA Home Guard by BW Shandro, October 2002; photocopy of a World War One cap badge to the United Farmers of Alberta, Mounted Infantry Corps.

Slouch Hats

Internet print-outs from Australian companies selling Slouch Hats (6p), includes history and information about the hats ca 2002


"Canadian Rangers 2001 and the Legion of Frontiersmen 1904, A Comparison" compiled by BW Shandro ca 2001.

Quebec/Florian Tremblay

Various documents relating to the Florian Tremblay unit. Documents encompass both the unit's start with the Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen and continues after the unit joins the Legion of Frontiersmen (Canadian Division) ca 1962.


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


Explores the relationship between the Scouts and the Legion of Frontiersmen.
Frontiersmen. Includes correspondence, historical summaries, photocopies of photographs and documents.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Correspondence between BW Shandro and Brian Tarpey, 2002; issues #14 and #15 of "News from Malta" newsletter, 2002.

History (Mack)

UK Command Information; photocopies "History of the Legion of Frontiersmen"; other documents pertaining to the history of Western Canada, Rifles of the Frontiersmen, 210th Battalion, the Legion's role in the First World War, Fort Scott, and their affiliation with the RCMP; Canadian Division membership list, ca mid 1900s; training at Camrose, AB ca mid 1900s; photocopied photograph of "Captain VJ Eccles, Canadian Infantry, Formerly Staff Officer of Calgary Command, Killed in France; print outs from the Frontiersmen Historian website ca 2002;

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.

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."


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.

Edmonton Archives

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

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.


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.

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