The Columbia Detachment
included 2 NCO's from the 15th Hussars - Corporal Henry
Whitmore and Serjeant Smith . These Men were to be used as a
training Cadre in case the need arose for local Cavalry to be formed in
the Colony. This need never arose.
Vancouver Island, 19th Oct., 1859
In reply to your letter of this day's date, I have the honor to
acquaint you for the information of His Excellency the Governor, that in
accordance with his directions, Serjeant Smith of the 15th Hussars, has
been detailed to hold himself in readiness, to proceed by the first
opportunity to New Westminster, British Columbia, taking with him
everything he had in charge and to report his arrival in due form.
I have the honor to be,
Your Most Obed. Servant
Thomas Magin, Major, Royal Marines
|New Westminster, 3rd
To Captain Lempriere
The Acting Quartermaster is requested to
cause a Light Cavalry Sword and Accoutrements to be issued to the
Serjeant J. Smith, 15th Hussars
Private H. Whitmore, 15th Hussars
HRLuard, Captain RE
According to Woodward
- 1863 - Grocer with Lance
Corporal John Murray, New Westminster.
- 1867-1880 - Government messenger,
- Received Crown Grant,
September 8th 1871 for Lot 93, Group 2, Military Grant, 150 acres.
- 1887 - Messenger, Dominion
Savings Bank, Victoria.