RMR Moves Back Into The Line in 1915

Tuesday, March 9, 1915

In billets Rue du Quesne

The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Relieved 15th Battn.  At night, in same sub-sector as before.  Nos. 4, 1, and 2 Cos. in front line beginning from right, No. 3 in support.  Orders received to be ready to attack German line should British Brigade on our right attack.  All preparations made.” [1]

RMR in Front Line Trenches, 1915
RMR in Front Line Trenches, 1915

THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “The Battalion moved forward again on the night of March 9th, taking over the Rue Petillon trenches from the 15th.  On this occasion Nos. 1, 2 and 4 Companies occupied the front line, No. 4 on the right, No. 2 on the left, and No. 1 in the centre.  No. 3 Coy. remained in support.”   [2]

[1]   War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, March 9, 1915.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089700.jpg
[2]   R.C. Featherstonhaugh, The Royal Montreal Regiment 14th Battalion C.E.F. 1914-1925, Montreal, The Gazette, Printing Co., Ltd., 1927, pg. 30.
[3]    Ibid


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