The Legion of Frontiersmen in New Zealand

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Mentioned due to their involvement in the Victor Penny death ray story,  the Legion of Frontiersmen was an organisation existing throughout the British Empire,  originally founded with the purpose of providing a core of local scouts and guides capable of aiding the British army in their respective theatres. In New Zealand at least it quickly outgrew this remit to to become a paramilitary organisation, nominally serving the Empire, but as often as not serving as an outlet for ex-servicemen’s desires for military adventurism if the news paper reports are any indication.

A LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN.

Otago Daily Times , Issue 13530, 1 March 1906, Page 7

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AN OFFER TO FIGHT.

Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 12619, 23 November 1911, Page 3

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LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN

Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21500, 15 June 1935, Page 20
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THE LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN.

Colonist, Volume LI, Issue 12526, 30 April 1909, Page 3

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LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN.

North Otago Times , 12 July 1912, Page 1

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LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN READY. (Great War)

Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LXVIII, 4 August 1914, Page 7

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FOR LAW AND ORDER.

Hastings Standard, Volume X, Issue 225, 7 October 1920, Page 5

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MANY OFFERS OF HELP. (Turkish threat to shipping lanes.)

Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XLII, 19 September 1922, Page 8

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AN OFFER DECLINED

Evening Post, Volume CXIII, Issue 22, 27 January 1927, Page 11

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FRONTIERSMEN’S OFFER. (Napier Earthquake)

Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 29, 4 February 1931, Page 8

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EAGER FOR WAR SERVICE.

Auckland Star, Volume LXIII, Issue 48, 26 February 1932, Page 7

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Frontiersmen taking… [truncated]

New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21491, 15 May 1933, Page 6

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ANNUAL CHURCH PARADE. “A’1 Squadron of the Legion of Frontiersmen on the way to the Auckland Mission… [truncated]

Auckland Star, Volume LXV, Issue 54, 5 March 1934, Page 5

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Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 107, 2 November 1933, Page 9

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With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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