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Nominal Rolls: Glossary

50th Battalion 1914-1915
3rd, 12th and 13th Regiments Canadian Mounted Rifles 1915-1916
Canadian Expeditionary Force1st Hussars

A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment at London, Ontario, organized in 1872.
1st Regt
1st Regiment (Canadian Grenadier Guards). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Montre´al, organized in 1860.
2nd Regt.
2nd Regiment (Queen's Own Rifles of Canada). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Toronto, organized in 1860.
3rd Dragoon Guards
A British Regular Army cavalry regiment whose full title was 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards.
3rd Hussars
A British Regular Army cavalry regiment whose full title was 3rd (King's Own) Hussars.
4th Hussars
A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Prescott, Ontario and squadrons at Kingston, Napanee and Hainsville, organized in 1875.
4th Regt. C.A.
4th Prince Edward Island Regiment (Heavy Brigade) Canadian Artillery. A Canadian Militia artillery regiment at Charlottetown, organized in 1882.
5th Dragoon Guards
A British Regular Army cavalry regiment whose full title was 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards.
5th Dragoons
5th (The Princess Louise) Dragoon Guards. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment at Ottawa, organized in 1872.
5th Regt.
5th Regiment (Royal Highlanders of Canada). A kilted Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Montreal, organized in 1862.
6th Regt.
6th Regiment (The Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Vancouver, organized in 1899.
7th Hussars
A British Regular Army cavalry regiment whose full title was 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars.
9th Horse
9th Mississauga Horse. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters and three squadrons at Toronto and one squadron at Barrie, organized in 1901.
10th Regt.
10th Regiment (Royal Grenadiers). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Toronto, organized in 1862.
11th Hussars
A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Richmond, Que´bec, organized in 1903; or, a British Regular Army cavalry regiment whose full title was 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars.
11th Regt.
11th Regiment (Irish Fusiliers of Canada). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Vancouver, organized in 1913.
12th Dragoons
12th Manitoba Dragoons. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Brandon and squadrons at Brandon, Virden, Minnedosa and Souris, organized in 1903.
13th Dragoons
13th Scottish Light Dragoons. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Waterloo, Que´bec and squadrons at Cowansville, Stanbridge East and Waterloo, organized as an infantry regiment in 1872 and converted to cavalry in 1904.
13th Regt.
13th Royal Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Hamilton, organized in 1862.
14th Horse
14th King's Canadian Hussars. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment, with headquarters at Middleton, Nova Scotia and squadrons at Canning, Kentville, Middleton and Windsor, organized in 1874.
15th Horse
15th Light Horse. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Calgary and squadrons at Crossfield, Elbow River and Calgary, organized in 1905.
16th Horse
16th Light Horse. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Regina and squadrons at Regina, Yorkton and Grenfell, organized in 1905.
17th Regt.
17th Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Le´vis County, Que´bec with headquarters at Le´vis and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1902.
18th Hussars
A British Regular Army cavalry regiment whose full title was 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars.
18th M.R. (Horse)
18th Mounted Rifles. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Portage la Prairie and squadrons at Portage la Prairie, Altamont and Morden, organized in 1907.
18th Regt.
18th Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment with headquarters at Chicoutimi and companies in other towns in the Lac St-Jean district, organized in 1900.
19th Dragoons
19th Alberta Dragoons. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Edmonton and squadrons at Edmonton and Vegreville, organized in 1908.
19th Regt.
19th Lincoln Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at St Catherines, organized in 1863.
21st Hussars
21st Alberta Hussars. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment, with headquarters at Medicine Hat and squadrons at Medicine Hat, Youngstown and Irvine, organized in 1908.
23rd Horse
23rd Alberta Rangers. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Pincher Creek and squadrons at Claresholm, Cardston, Magrath and Pincher Creek, organized in 1908.
23rd Regt.
23rd Regiment (The Northern Pioneers). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment with headquarters at Parry Sound and companies in other towns in Northern Ontario, organized in 1903.
24th Horse
24th Regiment (Grey's Horse). A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Ingersoll, Ontario and squadrons at Princeton, Ingersoll and Berlin, organized in 1908.
24th Regt.
24th Kent Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Kent County, Ontario with headquarters at Chatham and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1901.
25th Regt.
25th Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at St Thomas, Ontario organized in 1866.
27th Horse
27th Light Horse. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment, with headquarters at Moose Jaw and squadrons at Maple Creek, Swift Current, and Pennant, organized in 1910.
27th Regt.
27th Lambton Regiment (St Clair Borderers). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Lambton County, Ontario with headquarters at Sarnia and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1866.
29th Horse
29th Light Horse. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Saskatoon and squadrons at Saskatoon, Allan, Rosetown and Prince Albert, organized in 1911.
32nd Regt.
32nd Bruce Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Bruce County, Ontario with headquarters at Walkerton and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1866.
35th Horse
35th Central Alberta Horse. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters at Red Deer and squadrons at Red Deer, Pine Lake and Wetaskiwin, organized in 1913.
35th Regt.
35th Regiment (Simcoe Foresters). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Simcoe County, Ontario with headquarters at Barrie and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1866.
38th Regt.
38th Regiment (Dufferin Rifles of Canada). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Brantford, organized in 1866.
40th Regt.
40th Northumberland Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Northumberland County, Ontario with headquarters at Cobourg and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1866.
42nd Regt.
42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Lanark and Renfrew Counties, Ontario with headquarters at Perth and companies in other towns in the two counties, organized in 1866.
43rd Regt.
43rd Regiment (Ottawa and Carleton Rifles). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Ottawa, organized in 1881.
44th Regt.
44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Lincoln and Welland Counties, Ontario with headquarters at Niagara Falls and companies in other towns in the two counties, organized in 1866.
48th Regt.
48th Regiment (Highlanders). A Canadian Militia kilted infantry regiment at Toronto, organized in 1891.
49th Regt.
49th Regiment (Hastings Rifles). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Hastings County, Ontario with headquarters at Belleville and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1866.
52nd Regt.
52nd Regiment (Prince Albert Volunteers). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Prince Albert, organized in 1913.
53rd Regt.
53rd Sherbrooke Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Sherbrooke, Que´bec, organized in 1867.
63rd Regt.
63rd Regiment (Halifax Rifles). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Halifax, organized in 1860.
71st Regt.
71st York Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in York County, New Brunswick with headquarters at Fredericton and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1869.
73rd Regt.
73rd Northumberland Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Northumberland County, New Brunswick with headquarters at Chatham and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1870.
77th Regt.
77th Wentworth Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment with headquarters at Dundas, Ontario and companies in other towns in Wentworth County, organized in 1872.
78th Regt.
78th Pictou Regiment (Highlanders). A kilted Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, with headquarters at Pictou and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1871.
79th Regt.
79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada. A kilted Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Winnipeg, organized in 1910.
82nd Regt.
82nd Regiment (Abegweit Light Infantry). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Prince Edward Island with headquarters at Charlottetown and companies in other towns in the province, organized in 1875.
87th Regt.
87th Que´bec Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Que´bec County, with headquarters and two companies at Ancienne Lorette and additional companies at St. Ambroise, Les Saules, Limoilou, Sillery, Les Eboulements and Baie St. Paul.
88th Regt.
88th Regiment (Victoria Fusiliers). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Victoria, organized in 1912.
90th Regt.
90th Regiment (Winnipeg Rifles). Winnipeg's, and western Canada's, oldest Canadian Militia infantry regiment, organized in 1883.
91st Regt.
91st Regiment (Canadian Highlanders). A kilted Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Hamilton, organized in 1903.
93rd Regt.
93rd Cumberland Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia with headquarters at Springhill and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1871.
94th Regt.
94th Victoria Regiment (Argyll Highlanders). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in Victoria County, Nova Scotia with headquarters at Baddeck and companies in other towns in the county, organized in 1871.
95th Regt.
95th Saskatchewan Rifles. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment with headquarters at Regina, organized in 1907.
96th Regt.
96th Lake Superior Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), organized in 1905.
99th Regt.
99th Manitoba Rangers. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment with headquarters at Brandon and companies at Brandon and Portage la Prairie, organized in 1908.
100th Regt.
100th Winnipeg Grenadiers. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Winnipeg, organized in 1908.
101st Regt.
101st Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Edmonton, organized in 1908.
102nd Regt.
102nd Regiment (Rocky Mountain Rangers), A Canadian Militia infantry regiment with headquarters at Kamloops and companies in other towns in central British Columbia, organized in 1908.
103rd Regt.
103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles). A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Calgary, organized in 1910.
105th Regt.
105th Regiment (Saskatoon Fusiliers) A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Saskatoon, organized in 1912.
107th Regt.
107th East Kootenay Regiment. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment in the East Kootenay district with headquarters at Fernie and companies at Fernie, Cranbrook, Creston and Nelson.
Actg. Sgt.
A corporal appointed to the rank of sergeant, on a paid but temporary basis, unlike a lance sergeant, who was not paid at the rank.
Adjutant
The commanding officer's assistant and chief administrative officer in an infantry battalion or mounted regiment.
Belgian Army
Denotes service in the army of the Kingdom of the Belgians.
C.A.M.C.
Canadian Army Medical Corps.
C.A.S.C.
Canadian Army Service Corps.
C.A.V.C.
Canadian Army Veterinary Corps.
C.F.A.Canadian Field Artillery.
The Canadian Militia field artillery branch. In 1914, there was one battery of four guns, the 25th, in the province of Alberta, at Lethbridge.
C.G.A.
Canadian Garrison Artillery. The Canadian Militia garrison and siege artillery branch.
C.M.R.
Canadian Mounted Rifles. Independent squadrons of Canadian Mounted Rifles were organized at various times in western Canada after 1900. These were later combined to form regiments.
C.Q.M.S.
Company Quarter-Master Sergeant. The non-commissioned officer in an infantry company responsible for rations, quarters and supplies. Note that 13th C.M.R. was using some infantry ranks, such as this one, by the time of sailing. The reason may be that all of the C.M.R. regiments already serving overseas had been converted to infantry by August 1916.
C.S.M.
Company Sergeant-Major. The senior non-commissioned officer in an infantry company.
C.O.C.
Canadian Ordnance Corps.
C. of G.
Corps of Guides. The intelligence-gathering branch of the Canadian Militia, with detachments in each military district.
Canadian Militia
The part-time army in Canada. Denotes service in an unspecified regiment or corps.
Channel Islands Militia
The militia of Guernsey and Jersey.
Driver
A soldier assigned to drive the battalion's wagons.
E.O.T.C.
British Army Officers' Training Corps, possibly at Eton College.
Danish Navy
Denotes service in the navy of the Kingdom of Denmark.
F.Q.M.S.
Farrier Quarter-Master Sergeant The non-commissioned officer responsible for the veterinary stores in a mounted regiment.
Fr. Sgt.
Farrier Sergeant. The non-commissioned officer responsible for the health of the horses in a squadron.
Fr. Sgt-Maj.
Farrier Sergeant-Major. The non-commissioned officer responsible for the health of the horses in a mounted regiment.
French Army
Denotes service in the Army of the Republic of France.
G.G.B.G.
The Governor General's Body Guard. A Canadian Militia cavalry regiment with headquarters and three squadrons at Toronto and one squadron at Aurora, organized in 1855.
G.G.F.G.
Governor General's Foot Guards. A Canadian Militia infantry regiment at Ottawa, organized in 1872.
Greek Army
Denotes service in the army of the Kingdom of Greece.
Honorary Captain
A rank given to the regimental quartermaster, paymaster and chaplain. Being non-combatants, they were not deemed to be entitled to the same rank as line officers.
Imperial Forces
Denotes service in the British Regular Army.
Japanese Army
Denotes service in the army of the Japanese Empire.
L.-Corporal
Lance Corporal. A trooper or private appointed by the commanding officer to be an unpaid acting corporal.
L.-Sergeant
Lance Sergeant. A corporal appointed by the commanding officer to be an unpaid acting sergeant.
L.S.H.
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). A Canadian Permanent Force cavalry regiment stationed at Winnipeg, organized in 1885.
Montenegrin Army
Denotes service in the army of Montenegro, latterly part of Yugoslavia.
Nfld. Guards
Nothing is known of this unit.
N.Z. Defence Forces
Denotes service in the defence forces of New Zealand.
N.Z. Engineers
Denotes service in the New Zealand Engineers.
Norwegian Army
Denotes service in the army of the Kingdom of Norway.
O.T.C.
Officers' Training Corps of the British Army.
O.R. Sgt.
Orderly Room Sergeant. The chief clerk in a regiment or battalion.
O.R. Sgt.
Orderly Room Sergeant. The chief clerk in the battalion.
O.T.C.
Officers' Training Corps - British Army.
P.P.C.L.I., C.E.F.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. The first Canadian unit to see active service in the First World War. It was raised in 1914, chiefly from ex-British Army personnel living in Canada.
R.Q.M.S.
Regimental Quarter-Master Sergeant. The non-commissioned officer in a mounted regiment responsible for rations, quarters and supplies.
R.A.M.C.
Royal Army Medical Corps - British Army.
R.S.M.
Regimental Sergeant-Major. The senior non-commissioned officer in a mounted regiment or infantry battalion.
R.C.D.
The Royal Canadian Dragoons. A Canadian Permanent Force cavalry regiment stationed at Toronto, organized in 1883.
R.C.G.A.
Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery. The Canadian Permanent Force artillery branch responsible for manning fixed defences at port fortresses.
R.C.H.A.
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. The Canadian Permanent Force field artillery regiment.
R.C.R.
The Royal Canadian Regiment. The only Canadian Permanent Force infantry regiment, organized in 1883, with headquarters at Halifax, and stations at London, Toronto, Fredericton, Halifax, Que´bec and Esquimalt.
R.F.A.
Royal Field Artillery - British Army.
R.G.A.
Royal Garrison Artillery - British Army.
R.N.W.M.P.
Denotes service in the Royal North West Mounted Police or its predecessor, the North West Mounted Police.
R.Q.M.S.
Regimental Quarter-Master Sergeant. The non-commissioned officer in the battalion responsible for rations, quarters and supplies.
R.S.M.
Regimental Sergeant-Major. The senior non-commissioned officer in the battalion.
Royal Navy
Denotes service in the British Royal Navy.
Sgt. Cook
Sergeant Cook. The chief cook in a regiment or battalion.
Sgt.-Maj.
Sergeant Major. In this context, the regimental sergeant major, the senior non-commissioned officer in a mounted regiment or infantry battalion.
S.S. Corporal
Shoeing Smith Corporal. The horse-shoer in a mounted squadron.
S.S.M.
Squadron Sergeant Major. The senior non-commissioned officer in a mounted squadron.
S.Q.M.S.
Squadron Quarter-Master Sergeant. The non-commissioned officer in a mounted squadron responsible for rations, quarters and supplies.
South Africa
Denotes service in the South African War 1899 - 1902 with one of the Canadian Contingents
Stretcher-Br.
Stretcher Bearer. This function was normally performed by musicians when the battalion was in action. The 50th had a band, but the musicians are not specifically identified in the nominal roll.
Swiss Army
Denotes service in the army of the Confederation of Switzerland.
TOS
Taken On Strength. Joined the regiment or battalion.
Territorials
The Territorial Force, the part-time army in Great Britain.
TOS
Taken On Strength. Joined the battalion.
U.S. Army
Denotes service in the army of the United States of America.
U.S. Navy
Denotes service in the navy of the United States of America