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  • British Gains & Losses in 1915

    Thursday, June 17, 1915 Rest Billets, Bethune The Battalion War Diarist wrote for day: “Battn. standing to.”[1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – BRITISH OFFICIAL REPORT:  “Sir John French’s report says: ‘Last week there was…

  • MEDICAL SERVICES IN 1915 – FESTUBERT AND GIVENCHY

    Wednesday, June 16, 1915 Rest Billets, Bethune The Battalion War Diarist wrote for day: “Battn. standing to.”[1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:  From the 15th to 18th of the month the Battalion “stood-to,” pending…

  • No. 2, Canadian Stationary Hospital: First Canadian Unit Landed In France

    Tuesday, June 15, 1915 Rest Billets, Bethune The Battalion War Diarist wrote for day: “Battn. ordered to stand to.”[1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “No. 2 Stationary Hospital was granted the distinction of being…

  • Canadian Made Ambulances Supplied to Red Cross in 1915

    Monday, June 14, 1915 Rest Billets, Bethune The Battalion War Diarist wrote for day: “Battn. parade and drill at 3rd Bde. H.Q.  Drill very good, especially as there had been no opportunity for…

  • RMR SWITCHES TO THE LEE-ENFIELD IN 1915

    Sunday, June 13, 1915 Rest Billets, Bethune The Battalion War Diarist wrote for day: “Gen. Turner and C.O.’s of 3rd Bde. made early morning reconnaissance of front opposite sector just vacated by 14th…

  • RMR Company Commander Killed Leading Charge

    Saturday, June 12, 1915 Rest Billets, Bethune The Battalion War Diarist wrote nothing for day: [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: The Gazette, of Montreal, on June 12th 1915, carried another letter from a…

  • Adams Brothers: Story of Two RMR Majors

    Friday, June 11, 1915 Rest Billets, Bethune The Battalion War Diarist wrote for the day: “Lt. Johnston arrived from England and taken on strength.  Men bathing and making great use of canal for…

  • “OLD BILL” Featured In ‘Fragments from France’ cartoons

    Thursday, June 10, 1915 Trenches, Givenchy The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Relieved late in the afternoon by 3rd Battn. (Lt.-Col. Rennie) and marched to billets in Bethune, on north bank…

  • Lone Survivor Lay In Crater

    Wednesday, June 9, 1915 Trenches, Givenchy The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Work on front line which had been begun on 7th was completed and front of sector occupied by the…

  • RMR Soldier Describes St-Julien Attack

    Tuesday, June 8, 1915 Trenches, Givenchy The Battalion War Diarist wrote nothing for day: “Lt. Godwin in command of Machine Gun Section had ranged roads behind German lines used for transport.  Hearing wagons…