Who Am I?

Who Am I?

By E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC ‘03)

  • I was born in 1869.
  • I joined the Royal Military College in Kingston in 1885.
  • I served as an official of the Topographical Surveys Branch of the Department of the Interior since graduating from the College.
  • I wrote ‘The R.M.C. waltzes for piano [music]’ dedicated to the Gentlemen Cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada, which was published by A. & S. Nordheimer in 1891.
  • I wrote a book of poetry about the South African War, ‘Maple leaves in khaki: the blooding of the whelps and other verses’ which was published by Taylor & Clarke, 1901
  • I was an enthusiastic and hard-working militia officer.
  • I took additional courses of training and was in command of the 23rd (Ottawa) Field Battery [now 30th Field Artillery Regiment RCA] when the First World War broke out.
  • I went overseas as adjutant of the 1st Brigade Canadian Field Artillery
  • Sir John French, in his despatch of November 30th, 1915, recommended me “for gallant and distinguished service in the field.”
  • I died in 1929, at 60 years of age.

a) 221 Mr. C.M. Dobell (RMC 1890)
b) 194 Mr. E.T.B. Gillmore (RMC 1889)
c) 229 Mr EM McDougall (RMC 1886)
d) 187 Mr MJ Murphy (RMC 1884)

Answer: b) 194 Major Edward Theodore Barclay Gillmore

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