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This series is composed of the documentation related to, but not published by, members of the Legion of Frontiersmen who were based out of the Australian Division.


This series is composed of ephemeral items such as clippings, greetings cards, etc relating to members of the Frontiersmen operating out of, or relating to, the New Zealand Division.


This series is composed of ephemeral items such as clippings, greetings cards, etc relating to members of the Frontiersmen operating out of, or relating to, the Australian Division.


This series is composed of photographic items relating to members of the Frontiersmen operating out of, or relating to, Home Command, located in the United Kingdom.


This series is composed of periodicals, journals, and magazines published either by or relating to the Legion of Frontiersmen with relation to the New Zealand Division.

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


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


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


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.

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."


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.

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."

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.

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;


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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.


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

Slouch Hats

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

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