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  • 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…

  • “Careless” RMR soldier killed by German sniper in 1915

    Thursday, March 18, 1915 In Trenches, Rue Petillon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Fairly quiet.  One man killed and two wounded by snipers.  Enemy evidently searching for our batteries as…

  • LIFE ON FIRING LINE In 1915

    Wednesday, March 17, 1915 In billets, Rue du Quesne The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Relieved 15th Battn. In same sub-sector at night.  Nos. 3, 4, and 1 Cos. in front…

  • GERMANS FIRED ON AMBULANCES IN 1915

    Tuesday, March 16, 1915 In billets, Rue du Quesne The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “No parade except rifle inspection.  Men played football in the afternoon.” [1] The Battalion history has noted…

  • LETTER HOME FROM SOLDAT ST-HILAIRE (RMR) IN 1915

    Monday, March 15, 1915 In billets, Rue du Quesne The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “No parade.  Men given absolute rest.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “Mr. George St. Hilaire, who resides…

  • Trench life described in letter home in 1915

    Sunday, March 14, 1915 In billets, Rue du Quesne The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Same billets as last time out.  Weather  fine.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Division Occupied Trenches Vacated…

  • RMR “GIANT” LAID LOW IN 1915

    Saturday, March 13, 1915 In Trenches, Rue Petillon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Relieved at night by 15th Battn.  Relief more quickly done this tour.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “One…