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  • FIRST CASUALTY OF THE ROYAL MONTREAL REGIMENT

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 24 September 1914 – The first death of a member of the 14th Battalion occurred on September 24th, 1914.  Private Harold Reese Longhurst was born in late…

  • RMR Waits for Escorts

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 23 September 1914 – The Globe’s Valcartier correspondent reported the previous evening “Every precaution is being taken to insure a safe passage across the Atlantic for the Canadian…

  • GALA TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

    Westmount, 22 September 2014 – As of 21 September 2014, we have sold all of the 504 tickets available for the event. We are currently exploring the possibility of adding additional tables, so…

  • Video of RMR Commemorative Envelope Ceremony Released

    Westmount, 22 September 2014 – the Public Affairs branch of the Canadian Armed Forces has produced a video summarizing the ceremony held last week at the RMR where Canada Post unveiled their…

  • RMR Ready To Ship Overseas

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 22 September 1914 – “Following the Duke of Connaught’s farewell review, last Sunday, [the 20th] re-attestation of the men for overseas service was expedited, as the day…

  • MORE TRANSFERS TO ROYAL MONTREAL REGIMENT

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 21 September 1914 – After the latest reorganization of the Canadian Contingent, this report from The Globe today suggested that apparently the Royal Montreal Regiment was still…

  • 25,000 Men Paraded in Valcartier

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 20 September 1914 – “Issue of material and equipment continued through September, service uniforms gradually replacing the militia uniforms and mufti in which the troops had reached…

  • Birth of a Munitions Industry

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 19 September 1914 – The Montreal business newspaper, The Journal of Commerce, reported earlier this week from Sydney, Cape Breton, that “A Canadian commission, comprising Thomas Cantley,…

  • Canada Post Launches Commemorative Envelope for RMR

    Westmount, QC – 16 September 2014:  In a dignified ceremony held in the Officers’ Mess of The Royal Montreal Regiment, Mr. Guy Morrissette, Manager of Retail Business for Canada Post, formally presented…

  • CANADIAN TROOPS TO RETAIN IDENTITY

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 18 September 1914 –  The report of The Montreal Daily Mail’s correspondent from Valcartier on Friday night contained this. “The Canadian troops are to preserve their identity…