Topic: Wolseley Barracks
London Company of Infantry
From the Orders-in-Council documents archives on line by Library and Archives Canada, we find this memorandum on the creation of new Permanent Force units of the Canadian Militia:
On a memorandum dated 28 April 1885 from the Minister of Militia and Defence, representing that the addition of the following Corps to the present Militia Force is of immediate necessity, and recommending that authority be granted for the establishment of:—
One Company of Infantry of 100 men to be stationed at London, Ontario.
Two Companies of Mounted Infantry of seventy-five men each, to be stationed at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Minister further recommended that authority be granted for the furnishing of the two Companies of Mounted Infantry, when organized, with 25 horses each; and that this number be increased, if required, so as to provide one horse for each man, whenever the necessity for their use shall arise.
The Committee advise that the requisite authority be granted as recommended by the Minister of Militia and Defence.
Countersigned: "Approved," Lansdowne, 4 May 1885