Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and Notices (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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'''''Scarlet and Gold''''' and the '''''Pictoral History of of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police''''' are lists of officers killed while in the line of duty. These lists are in chronological order. Some obituaries are included in these records.  
 
'''''Scarlet and Gold''''' and the '''''Pictoral History of of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police''''' are lists of officers killed while in the line of duty. These lists are in chronological order. Some obituaries are included in these records.  

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1867 to 2007.

A collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police death records found in Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications, including an index to some of the obituaries.

This record is a memorial to those Royal Canadian Mounted Police who died while in service. Secondly, it is a record of publications sent to living officers to inform them of the deaths of fellow officers.

The index was created by a retired officer, Norman G. Wilson, who wished to make the obituaries more accessible to family members and researchers.

These publications and the accompanying index only include the records of those officers whose deaths were reported to the publications.

Among records of Canadian governmental officials are the personnel files of more than 40,000 former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Structured along military lines, this organization was established as the North West Mounted Police in 1873 to bring law and order to the region between the Red River Valley of the North and the Rocky Mountains.

Although they have sometimes been involved in military actions, such as helping to suppress the North West Rebellion of 1885, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police members now comprise the national police force of Canada. They also contract with provinces other than Quebec and Ontario to provide police protection on a provincial level.

  • 1876–1971 Deaths of Royal Canadian Mounted Police killed while on duty, taken from S.W. Horrell's The Pictoral History of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Toronto, Ontario: McGraw–Hill Ryerson, 1973).
  • 1919–1997 Scarlet and Gold (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans' Association) publication including an historical honor roll of officers killed while on duty and more current obituaries. Honor roll contains deaths prior to 1919.
  • 1933–2007 Digital images of an obituary card index for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and digital images of the obituary sections of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications the index refers to.
  • 1976–1994 Pony Express: Staff Relations Branch Newsletter.

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Obituary Card Index and Notices. Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Library, Regina, Canada.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age at death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Residence at time of death
  • Brief description of service

How to Use the Record

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Publication, Years and Volume" which will take you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestors name
  • Date and place of death
  • Names of family members

Other Information About This Record:

Scarlet and Gold and the Pictoral History of of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are lists of officers killed while in the line of duty. These lists are in chronological order. Some obituaries are included in these records.

The obituary card index is arranged alphabetically by surname. This index covers the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly beginning with Volume 1, July 1933. Not all deaths are covered by this publication. If the Quarterly was not advised of a death, no obituary was printed.

Surnames in the index are followed by given name or initials and possibly nicknames. The second column holds the regimental number for the individual. Regimental numbers may be preceded by the following letters:

  • O=Officer Number
  • R=Reserve Constable
  • S=Special Constable
  • M=Marine Member
  • C=Civilian Member

The third column lists the rank of the officer when he or she took their discharge, or when then died in service.

The final two columns indicate the Volume and Issue number of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly where an obituary was printed. Use these numbers to access the digital images found within this collection.

The following abbreviations may be found on an index card:

  • CST = Constable
  • CPL = Corporal
  • SGT = Sergeant
  • S/SGT = Staff Sergeant
  • S/M = Sergeant Major
  • INSP = Inspector
  • C/S/M = Corps Sergeant Major
  • SPL = Special
  • S/S/M = Staff Sergeant Major
  • SUPT = Superintendent
  • VET = Veterinarian
  • ASST = Assistant
  • COMM'R = Commissioner
  • C/M = Civilian Member
  • R/ = Reserve
  • M/ = Marine
  • HON = Honorary

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Obituary Card Index and Notices, 1876-2007", images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org; accessed 9 May 2012), RCMP obituary card index,1876-2007 > Abbott - Jacobs > Image 5 of 3235, Leonard Fredreck Abbott, 10 January 1980;citing Mounted Police Records, FHL microfilm 4,234,654; Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP Heritage Collections Unit, Regina, Saskatchewan.