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  • Soldiers Vote Bill Passes in 1915

    Wednesday, April 14, 1915 Billets, Cassel The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Lieut. G.W. Stairs arrived from England”. [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Lieutenant George William Stairs was born at Dartmouth,…

  • Canadian Innovation: Lacrosse Sticks to throw grenades in 1915

    Tuesday, April 13, 1915 Billets, Cassel The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: Nothing – No details recorded. [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: In yesterday’s post the news report mentioned that a supply…

  • RMR AT TRENCH WORK IN 1915

    Monday, April 12, 1915 Billets, Cassel The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Comdg. Officers of Brigade went night of 12th/13th with C.O.C. Bde. to reconnoitre trenches at St. Julien which…

  • RMR Inspected by Gen. Sir. H. Smith Dorrien in 1915

    Sunday, April 11, 1915 Billets, Cassel The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “All ranks resting. Inspection 3rd Brigade at Bde. H.Q. in morning by Gen. Sir. H. Smith Dorrien, who…

  • Battle of Vimy Ridge Movie Night a Success

    10 April 2015 – More than 150 people were in attendance last night as the RMR Foundation and Canada Company hosted a movie night at Cineplex Odeon Forum.  The aim of the event…

  • Militia Recruiting Standards Raised in 1915

    Saturday, April 10, 1915 Billets, Cassel The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “All ranks resting.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “More care will be exercised in receiving recruits for the active…

  • Canadian soldiers get the right to vote amid rumours of impending gas attacks

    Friday, April 9, 1915 Billets, Cassel The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “All ranks resting.  Small reinforcing draft, about 25 arrived. Fairly good quality.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: In 1915…

  • Canadian Artillery in Action in 1915

    Thursday, April 8, 1915 Billets, Cassel The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “All ranks resting.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “London, April 8.  A despatch from Amsterdam says that fighting is…

  • PRIVATE WHITBY’S LATEST LETTER – PART 2

    Wednesday, April 7, 1915 Departed rest billets northern outskirts of Estaires The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Left Estaires 6 a.m., Brigade march to Cassel via Neuf Berquin, Strazeele, Caestre; arrived Cassel…

  • CANADIAN BAYONETS TOO SHORT IN 1915 WARFARE

    Tuesday, April 6, 1915 In rest billets northern outskirts of Estaires The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Received orders for move to Cassel” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “Toronto, April 6. – In…