Queen’s Own Rifles Regimental Order Book 5, January 4, 1881 to September 29, 1886
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AbstractQueen’s Own Rifles Regimental Order Book 5. This book contains entries from 4 January 1881 to 29 September 1886. The entries are signed by Robert Denison, Walker Powell, Lawrence Buchan, W.D. Otter, E.A. Nash, D.H. Allan, J.M. Delamere, T. Milsom, and W. Macdonald. The book contains Regimental Orders, General Orders (including promotions and discharges), district memos, and information on the issuing of badges and medals. Several excerpts from the Canada Gazette concerning militia orders are pasted within the volume. The issues are dated May 7, 1881, June 30, 1882, May 12, 1883, and April 3, 1886, which contains information about War Medals awarded for service in the North West Rebellion. Also pasted in the volume are the Queen’s Own Rifles Rules and Regulations for Rifle Practice for 1884, as well as five affidavits sworn before a Justice of the Peace concerning promotions. The names on the affidavits are Daniel Hugh Allan, Joseph Martin Delamere, William Campbell Macdonald, James Reid Foster, and Albert Augustus Miller. Men from the Queen’s Own Rifles were dispatched in March of 1885 in response to the North West Rebellion. An entry dated March 28, 1885 (p. 276) contains a list of officers involved with the North West contingent.
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