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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 
Sergeant
S-Serg.        Staff-Sergeant                    PayMas.    Paymaster (Officer)
Trump.         Trumpeter                         A-Br.Maj. Assistant 
Brigade-Major
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 
of Artillery

The following abbreviations are used under the column heading "CO." The heading indicates the Company in the indicated Battalion in which service occurred.


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 
America
M           Manitoba                         PEI       Prince Edward
Island
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 the circumstances.

SOURCES
  • 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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