Persons of Colour, Indigenous, and Métis Riflemen

This is the beginning of a lists of  Persons of Colour, Indigenous and Métis soldiers who have served with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.

Persons of Colour:

  1. Alexander, John Arthur Shreve (WWII)
  2. Brown, Rifleman Lester (WWII)
  3. Johnson, David Gibson (Reg Force, Korea)
  4. Thomas, Sergeant Stephen (Afghanistan)
  5. Turner, Sergeant Lloyd (WWII)

Indigenous:

  1. Amiskuses, Vincent – Kawacatoose First Nation – Saskatchewan (WWII/Peacekeeper)
  2. Bain, 868003 John Faquhar – Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (182 Bn WWI with 2 1/2 yrs previous service with QOR) 
  3. Beaver, Rifleman Arthur William – Alderville First Nation, Ontario
  4. Bressette, Lloyd Henry – Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Ontario (WWII)
  5. Cada, Paul Senior – Sheshegwaning First Nation
  6. Carlson, Frederick – Ojibway (Korea)
  7. Chappise, #486620 Private Peter – Cree from Chapleau and Moose Factory, Ontario (3rd Bn WWI) †
  8. Dreaver, 886518 Corporal Joseph Sr. MM – Cree from Mistawasis First Nation – Saskatchewan. –  Band Chief post-war (107th –> 3rd Bn WWI, WWII)
  9. Eagle, James – Saulteaux Ojibway Valley River Reserve – Manitoba (The Memory Project interview) (Korea)
  10. Eagle, Norbert James – Ojibway from Ohskaning Reserve – Manitoba (Reg Force)
  11. Ewenin, Rony – Kawacatoose First Nation, Saskatchewan (Korea)
  12. Franklin,  201795 Private William H. – Mississauga from the Alderville Band – Roseneath, Ontario (95th –> 4th Bn WWI) †
  13. George,  Rifleman Harold Wayne (Reg Force) †
  14. Harper, Louis – Wasagamack – Manitoba (Reg Force)
  15. Jamieson, Corporal Harold – Oshweken, Ontario – Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation (WWII) †
  16. Lavelley, 788954 Private Peter – Golden Lake Band, Ontario (130th –>3rd Bn WWI) †
  17. Ledoux, Phillip
  18. McLaren, Peter Bertram Dalton – Timiskaming First Nation, Ontario (WWII) 
  19. Morrison, Joseph – Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing (Big Island) First Nation
  20. Nahwegezhic, Rifleman Charles MM – Anishinaabe from Sheguindah First Nation (WWII) †
  21. Oronhyatekha (also known as Peter Martin) – Mohawk
  22. Runns, Fredrick Sr. – Nakota from Carry the Kettle First Nation – Sintaluta, Saskatchewan (WWII & Post war??)
  23. Ryder, Andrew – Nakota from Carry the Kettle First Nation – Sintaluta, Saskatchewan (WWII plus Germany 1949-1952)
  24. Smith, Frederick William – Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Ontario
  25. Stock, Rifleman Herman  – Haudenosaunee from Gibson Band [Wahta Mohawk] Sahanatien, Ontario (WWII – KIA D-Day) †
  26. Thomas, 9254 Private Charles A. – Haudenosaunee from Six Nations First Nation, Oshweken, Ontario (6th –> 3rd Bn WWI) †
  27. Thomas, 9255 William Sherman – Mohawk from Brantford, Ontario (23rd Bn with 6 months previous service with QOR)
  28. Wemigwans, B139461 Private Isadore – 3 Fires Confederacy from Wikwemikong – Manitoulin Island, Ontario (WWII)

Some information sourced from the Aboriginal Veterans Tribute List.

Métis

  1. Duva, Alcide Joseph Alzear (Post war Germany)
  2. Ferland, Rifleman Norman Philip (Korea) †
  3. Paquette, Joseph R. (1st Bn Reg Force)
  4. Riel, Sergeant I.J. (Reg Force) Great-nephew of Louis Riel

 

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