Charlie McGillis WWI Military Police (seated)
Charles McGillis Recruitment form from Archives Canada
Regimental number(s): 3322081
Reference: RG 150, Accession
1992-93/166, Box 6838 - 1
Date of Birth: 01/12/1895
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Military Police Corps
|During the first years of the WWI,
Regimental Police were the only police element in the
Canadian Army. The situation was such that the 2nd Canadian
Division made their brigades responsible for the provision
of "Trench Police" to perform traffic control duties. The
Canadian Military Police Corps was formed during October,
1917 with a total of 850 all ranks.
The CMPC school was formed at Ottawa, 1 June 1918, and
closed ten months later on 11 March, 1919.
The CMPC itself was disbanded during 1920 on 30 June.