Month / May 2015

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  • Private Drake (RMR) first of Canadian soldiers to win DCM in CEF

    Saturday, May 22, 1915 Festubert (Indian Village) The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Relieved by 4th Battn. about 9 p.m. and marched to billets in Le Hamel on Rue du…

  • SERGEANT HARDWICK BACK FROM THE DEAD IN 1915

    Friday, May 21, 1915 Festubert (Indian Village) The Battalion War Diarist wrote nothing for this day – the RMR War Diary contains no entry this date. THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: In what…

  • Summary of Operations: Battle of Festubert

    Thursday, May 20, 1915 Festubert (Indian Village) The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Lts. Godwin, Richardson and Sumption arrived from England on May 20th.  Lt. Godwin took over command of…

  • Major J. N. Warminton KIA In 1915

    Wednesday, May 19, 1915 Festubert (Indian Village) The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Major Warminton killed.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “From May 19th to May 22nd, the Royal Montreal Regiment…

  • 15-Year Old Serving With RMR In Trenches Is Recommended For DCM

    Tuesday, May 18, 1915 Essars The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Received orders to move back to Le Touret and left Essars at 7 a.m. going to same trenches as…

  • RMR Meets Gurkhas In 1915

    Monday, May 17, 1915 On the march, departing from Mont Bernenchon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Left Mont Bernenchon at 5 a.m. and marched to Le Touret on Bethune-Neuve…

  • 1915 Interview with RMR Signaller Thomas S. Daniel

    Sunday, May 16, 1915 In billets, Mont Bernenchon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “All ranks resting.  Orders received at night to move early next morning.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:…

  • War Summary: May 1915

    Saturday, May 15, 1915 In billets, Mont Bernenchon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Arrived about 6:30 a.m.  Men very tired but in good spirits.  No stragglers.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR…

  • 65th Carabiniers (Mont-Royal) Grieve Their Losses In 1915

    Friday, May 14, 1915 In billets, Bailleul (Le Nouveau Monde) The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Orders received to move to Mont Bernenchon, near Robecq.  Left Bailleul in brigade at…

  • “Prepare To Move” – RMR Prepares For The Battle of Festubert in 1915

    Thursday, May 13, 1915 In billets, Bailleul (Le Nouveau Monde) The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Preliminary orders that battalion should be ready to move shortly.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR…