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Help with late Victorian/pre WW1 Canadian Regiments

August 22 2017 at 9:24 AM
Adrian Wells 


I wonder if anyone can help with a query I have regarding Canadian army regiments of late Victorian or pre WW1 vintage? I have been following up some family history and have come across the Army Records of a distant relative;

Malcolm Macmaster, born Glasgow 30 May 1877, possibly sailed from Glasgow to Halifax on SS Numidian May 1904.

My query is that his attestation papers (dated 24/2/1916) when he joined 198th Battalion in Toronto suggest he had spent 10 years with 1st LRV - which could be 1st Batt Lancashire Rifle Volunteers, although why a lad from Glasgow would join a Lancashire Regiment (fine as it may be) is a bit strange, so a question does 1st LRV denote a Canadian Regiment? His papers also suggest he spent 10 yrs with the 48th - another Canadian regiment maybe?

Any suggestions gratefully received!

Many thanks


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