Photos of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cemetery at Dawson City, Yukon
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cemetery at Dawson City, Yukon
Special Constable Edward Flett
Died February 15, 1899
Although the headboard indicates that Flett was a regular member of the force, the 1899 Annual Report states that he was a Special Constable (which involves much less training): "On February 12, Special Constable Flett was brought down from Halfway, suffering from phthisis [pulmonary tuberculosis or a similar progressive systemic disease]. The disease having reached a very advanced stage, he died on the 15th of the same month."
The Dawson Cemeteries Walking Tour brochure says: "Edward joined the Northwest Mounted Police January 18, 1898 as a Special Constable for 'pay at the rate of $30 a month with rations and a bonus of $10 per month if found satisfactory.'"
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