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Red River Military Records
Red River Rebellion
List of 1, 704 men of the RREF (Red River Expeditionary Force)
RED RIVER EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 1870-1877: APPENDIX II
NOTE: The names are in alphabetical order by first letter of last name only,
reflecting the manner in which they were recorded by the Militia Department
in the 1870's.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE APPENDIX
N.B. A "+" in front of the "RANK" column indicates a re-enlistment. An "S"
indicates a substitute. A "D" stands for Deserter. An "I" indicates
Invalided. A "U" indicates 'Unfit for Service.' "Dec" indicates deceased
while on service. "BC" indicates that the individual was discharged for Bad
Conduct. "RTJ" indicates that the individual "Refused to Join."
"CP" indicates discharged to Civil Authority for a Prison Sentence. "DI"
indicates the individual was discharged home as Insane. "FTD" means "Frozen
to Death." "Sui" indicates a suicide while in the service. "HCA' stands
for "Hanged by Civil Authorities." "MU" indicates "Medically Unfit."
RANK is indicated in full or is abbreviated according to the following list:
Pte. Private Corp. Corporal
L-Corp. Lance Corporal Serg. Sergeant
QM-Serg. Quarter-Master Sergeant C-Serg. Color-Sergeant
S-Maj. Sergeant-Major Lieut. Lieutenant
Capt. Captain H-Serg. Hospital-Sergeant
CO-Serg. Control-Sergeant PM-Serg. Paymaster-Sergeant
Lt.-Col. Lieutenant-Colonel Bomb. Bombardier
Ord.Off. Orderly-Officer to Commandant. OR-Serg. Orderly-Room
S-Serg. Staff-Sergeant PayMas. Paymaster (Officer)
Trump. Trumpeter A-Br.Maj. Assistant
Adj. Adjutant (Staff Officer) Con.Off. Control Officer
QM-Master Quarter-Master (Captain)
The following abbreviations are used under the heading "BATT:"
1st Ist Ontario Rifles. 2nd 2nd Quebec Rifles
PBR Provisional Battalion of Rifles PBA Provisional Battalion
The following abbreviations are used under the column heading "CO." The
heading indicates the Company in the indicated Battalion in which service
B Battery Company D Depot Company
S Service Company 1 (i.e.) Company Number
A Artillery Company
The heading "FROM" indicates the Hometown of the individual listed. Under
the heading the following abbreviations are used;
Q Quebec O Ontario
NB New Brunswick NS Nova Scotia
NFLD Newfoundland USA United States of
M Manitoba PEI Prince Edward
Pte. Trembles Pointe aux Trembles
An "*" indicates a piece of information for which conflicting or illegible
information is available. The choice indicated is the best possible under
- PAC, RG9, II B4, Volume 16.
- Department of Militia and Defence, Post-Confederation Records, Adjutant General's Office and Headquarters, 1867-1922.
- Registers and Lists of Officers, 1867-1922
- Register of service, Red River Rebellion, 1870-1877.
Copyright © September 30, 1996 Fred J. Shore
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