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Certificates of Military Instruction, Register of Artillery and Gunnery Certificates, Vol 1: 1869 - 1905


Description
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Documents
Description:
A diverse group of students' certificates from the military schools of Canada.

Page 5 and 6 refers to local Burford Troop officers receiving their First Class Cavalry School Certificates in 1867 and 1868: Captain Jacob Bingham; Corner Thomas L. Jones; Lieutenant William Marshal; and Sergeant John Carlyle.
Notes:
The Schools of Military Instruction were established in Toronto and Quebec by a Military General Order on 25 February 1864 in order to train Militia officers and candidates for Militia commissions “in a knowledge of their military duties, drill and discipline.” All field officers and adjutants were required to earn a First Class Certificate, proving themselves in drill and Battalion field situations. Persons interested in becoming company officers were required to obtain a Second Class Certificate. The ‘Short Course’ training lasted three months, after which point exceptional officers may be selected for the twelve month ‘Long Course’. There were four classes of certificates which included First and Second Class for officers, and Third and Fourth Class for non-commissioned officers, gunners, and drivers.
Publisher:
Library and Archives of Canada
Date of Original:
1864-1932
Date Of Event:
1867-1868
Subject(s):
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.49968
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Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder:
Government of Canada
Recommended Citation:
Certificates of Military Instruction. Library and Archives Canada. Department of Militia and Defence fonds, Pages 5-6.
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The information and images provided are for personal research only and are not to be used for commercial purposes. Use of this information should include the credit "Library and Archives Canada."
Reproduction Notes:
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Certificates of Military Instruction, Register of Artillery and Gunnery Certificates, Vol 1: 1869 - 1905


A diverse group of students' certificates from the military schools of Canada.

Page 5 and 6 refers to local Burford Troop officers receiving their First Class Cavalry School Certificates in 1867 and 1868: Captain Jacob Bingham; Corner Thomas L. Jones; Lieutenant William Marshal; and Sergeant John Carlyle.