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Photograph: Corporal Ralph Bateman Sleigh

Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, Federal






Corporal Ralph Bateman Sleigh
Northwest Mounted Police
Federal

End of Watch: Saturday, May 2, 1885

Biographical Info
Age: 27
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: 565

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, May 2, 1885
Incident Location: Northwest Territories
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Corporal Sleigh died at Cut Knife Hill, NWT. In a continuing rebellion by the natives which began in Duck Lake, NWT and continued to Frog Lake and Fort Pitt had now reached Cut Knife Hill. Corporal Sleigh was shot through the mouth while defending the fort from attack.

Corporal Talbot Lowry and Constable Patrick Burke were also mortally wounded and died the following day.



Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable Thomas James Gibson
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Thursday, March 26, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable George Pearce Arnold
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Friday, March 27, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable George Knox Garrett
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Friday, March 27, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable David Latimer Cowan
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Wednesday, April 15, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable Patrick Burke
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Sunday, May 3, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalCorporal William Hay Talbot Lowry
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Sunday, May 3, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Northwest Mounted Police, FederalConstable Frank Orland Elliott
Northwest Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Thursday, May 14, 1885
Cause of Death: Gunfire

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