Military Records in Canadian Orders-In-Council

I think this post fits nicely with the 11-day Military Challenge

My Genealogy Life

Reposting this for the 11-day Military Challenge

Yesterday I spent some time searching on-line at the Library and Archives Canada’s website focusing on the Orders in Council. The records cover the years 1867-1924, and are further explained on the site as:

A federal Order-in-Council is a legal instrument made by the Governor in Council pursuant to a statutory authority or, less frequently, the royal prerogative. All orders in council are made on the recommendation of the responsible Minister of the Crown and take legal effect only when signed by the Governor General.

My first thought was to search for the regiment that my 3 x great-grandfather William Jordan was a member of, “B” Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery. There were 170 results for this search which helped me to follow the movements of the regiment while he was serving with them.

I then decided I would do a search for the Jordan…

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