Thomas Bland Strange


Thomas Bland Strange

Thomas Bland Strange (15 September, 1831 – 9 July, 1925) was a British soldier noted for his service with the Canadian militia during the North-West Rebellion of 1885. Strange was a retired Major-General at the time of the rebellion, and was raising cavalry horses near modern Calgary, Alberta. At the outbreak of the rebellion, his old friend Adolphe-Philippe Caron, who was minister of militia and defence in the government of Sir John A. Macdonald, asked Strange to organize a fieldforce for the District of Alberta. This force, consisting primarily of inexperienced militiamen and a few members of the North-West Mounted Police, participated in the Battle of Frenchman's Butte fighting forces under the command of Cree leader Big Bear.

External links

* [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7974 Biography at the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online"]

References

Strange, Thomas Bland. (1893) "Gunner Jingo's jubilee", London. Strange's autobiography.


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