LAST OF THE REGIMENT ARRIVES AT SALISBURY

THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 19 October 1914 – From the 14th BATTALION (RMR) WAR DIARY:

Monday, October 19, 1914

Camp Salisbury Plain, West Down South

“Nos. 4. 5 and 6 Co’s under charge of Lt.-Col. Burland, which had crossed on S.S. Andania, arrived and battalion was re-united.”  [1]

LAST OF THE REGIMENT ARRIVES AT SALISBURY

Having finally been able to disembark from the Andania at Devonport the previous evening, and after an overnight train ride from Plymouth Railway Station, Nos. 4, 5 and 6 Companies and the Base Company of the Regiment, under command of Lt.-Col. W.W. Burland, reached Patney Station early on the morning of the 19th.  From there they marched across the Plain to rejoin their comrades at West Down South.  With the arrival of this detachment and of the transport, which under the command of Lieut. J.F. Adams, had crossed the ocean in the Montreal, the Battalion became a co-ordinated unit once more and settled down, together with the whole Canadian Division to train for service on the front. [2]

 

[1]   War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Oct. 19, 1914.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa,http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089670.jpg
 [2] R.C. Featherstonhaugh, The Royal Montreal Regiment 14th Battalion C.E.F. 1914-1925, Montreal, The Gazette, Printing Co., Ltd., 1927, pg. 16.

 

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