A few years ago I visited my grandfather's grave site in Royal Oaks Cemetery in Victoria, BC. At that time I noted that there is nothing denoting the fact that he was one of the first RCMP members of Canada. My siblings and myself would very much like to see some sort of RCMP marking on his grave, as I think he was proud of his life's work.
I know that my grandfather first served with the RNWMP from about 1910 and when it changed to the RCMP he continued to work till 1920. He also served in WWI in France as a private with the Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment. He was in the last battle fought on horseback!
My granddad's Service Number during WWI was #2684073 as a private, and his war Service Badge was Class A, #186252.
When he returned from war, he was discharged from the RCMP on June 3, 1920 and on June 7, 1920 he joined the Alberta Provincial Police (APP) as a constable, to corporal and to sergeant .
Sgt. Crossley rejoined the RCMP on April 1, 1932 and retired on January 31, 1944.