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  • TRENCH DUTIES AND RELIEF IN 1915

    Monday, March 1, 1915 In billets, Armentières   No diary entry this day. THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Col. A. F. Duguid’s “Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War, 1914-1919,” contains in…

  • Changes in Uniforms in 1915

    Sunday, February 28, 1915 In billets, Armentières   The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Platoons in trenches relieved, and were not replaced by battalion.”    [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: London, February 22…

  • RMR’s First Casualty: Private Eaton

    Saturday, February 27, 1915 In billets, Armentières   The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Platoons in trenches again changed over.  Had first man wounded.  O.C., 2nd in Command, and Adjutant proceeded with…

  • RMR’s love affair with SRD Begins in 1915

    Friday, February 26, 1915 In billets, Armentières   The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Platoons in trenches again relieved.  On call for volunteers for patrol in No-Man’s-land, 4 French Canadians of No.…

  • 150,000 Jars of Rum for the Front

    Thursday, February 25, 1915 In billets, Armentières   The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Platoons in trenches relieved at night by other platoons of Battalion.”    [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: TOMMY’S RUM…

  • RMR detachments fed into Front Line Trenches

    Wednesday, February 24, 1915 In billets, Armentières   The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “At night two platoons each of Nos. 1 and 2 companies and Battn. H.Q. went into trenches opposite…

  • Mademoiselle From Armentières

    Tuesday, February 23, 1915 March to Armentières   The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Left Flêtre 8 a.m. marching via Meteren and Nieppe.  During halt in Nieppe British Officers billeted there…

  • RMR “Prepares to Move” in 1915

    Monday, February 22, 1915 In Billets, Flêtre The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Orders received to be ready to move next day.”    [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:  Life in…

  • CANON FREDERICK G. SCOTT: RMR’s First Padre

    Sunday, February 21, 1915 In Billets, Flêtre The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Overhauling equipment.”    [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:  This day marked the Battalion’s first Sunday, and first…

  • CAPTAIN ANDREW PATON HOLT

    Saturday, February 20, 1915 In Billets, Flêtre The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade inspected by Gen. Sir John French in field near Caestre.  Apparently much pleased. …