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  • CANADIAN EYEWITNESS WIRES FROM THE TRENCHES

    Saturday, March 27, 1915 In billets, Estaires The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Very comfortable billets in northeast end of town, near cemetery.”  [1] Sir W. Max Aitken, member of the…

  • The Very Pistol in 1915

    Friday, March 26, 1915 In trenches, Rue Petillon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Heavy day.  Many wounded.  The 3rd Canadian Brigade was relieved by 24th British Brigade, the 14th was…

  • BANDMASTER CAPTAIN THOMAS EDWARD JACKSON, E.D., E.M.

    Thursday, March 25, 1915 In trenches, Rue Petillon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Quiet day.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: March 25th is the anniversary of the birth of Thomas Edward…

  • Hampstead Recognized by Canadian Forces Liaison Council

    Westmount, QC – 24 March 2015: Hampstead, one of the RMR’s four affiliated cities, was recognized by the Canadian Armed Forces for the employer support that they provide to Reservists. Nominated by Major…

  • CANADIANS INTRODUCE TUMPLINE CONTINGENT IN 1915

    Wednesday, March 24, 1915 In billets, Rue du Quesne The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Relieved 15th Battn. at night. Nos. 2, 1, & 4 Cos. in front line, beginning from…

  • RMR “Did Gallant Work” in 1915

    Tuesday, March 23, 1915 In billets, Rue du Quesne The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Battalion resting.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “Canadian Press Despatch. Montreal, March 23.  Lieut.-Col. F.S. Meighen of…

  • SOLVING DOCK WORKER TROUBLES IN 1915

    Monday, March 22, 1915 In billets, Rue du Quesne The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “No work. Battn. resting.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “A most ingenious way out of the docker…

  • New York Times Reports on Canadians Prowess in 1915

    Sunday, March 21, 1915 In billets, Rue du Quesne The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “No work. Battn. resting.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “FREDERICK PALMER SENDS A LIVELY STORY from British…

  • Captain Curry Describes Life in Trenches in 1915

    Saturday, March 20, 1915 In Trenches, Rue Petillon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Heaviest casualties up to date.  Three men killed and seven wounded.  Troops in German line opposite us…

  • Canon Scott’s Son Wounded in 1915

    Friday, March 19, 1915 In Trenches, Rue Petillon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “German aeroplane over our lines, first one we had seen. Too high for rifle fire to be…