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  • PLANNING THE SECOND DIVISION IN 1914

    Tuesday, December 15, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “General training.  Squad drill; company in attack; defence of village or wood.” [1] THIS…

  • Some RMR’s Transfer to British Army in 1914

    Monday, December 14, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Duty Battn.”  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:  “Salisbury Plain, Dec. 14. –…

  • FOOD AND FORAGE

    Sunday, December 13, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Church Parade.”  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “Supplies of food and forage…

  • Artillery Escalation in 1914

    Saturday, December 12, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Rain. Brigade march in p.m.  Dismissed to private parades by Brigadier about one…

  • 1914 AERIAL NAVIGATION REGULATIONS FOR CANADA

    Friday, December 11, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “All day rain.  Divisional drill in morning.”  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:…

  • CHRISTMAS DINNERS AND PARCELS IN 1914

    Thursday, December 10, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “All day rain.”  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:  “Ottawa, Dec. 10.  _…

  • The Business of War in 1914

    Wednesday, December 9, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “General training in morning.  Holiday in p.m.”  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:…

  • 23rd CEF GIVEN ROUSING SEND OFF IN 1914

    Westmount Battalion Left For Quebec Yesterday en Route To The Front THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – Wednesday, December 9, 1914 – “The six hundred and forty men of the 23rd Westmount Battalion…

  • DEALING WITH ENEMY ALIENS IN 1914

    Tuesday, December 8, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Duty Battalion. Rifle inspection.”  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “During the First…

  • The Rain on the Plain Fell Mainly… On the Troops

    Monday, December 7, 1914 In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Entrenching work in afternoon.”  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “On Salisbury Plain…