Wednesday, January 13, 1915

In Camp, Lark Hill, Salisbury Plains

The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Lecture to officers by Gen. Turner comd’g 3rd Bde. on ‘How to combat disease’.” [1]

13 Jan 15THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Salisbury, Jan 13.  – Canadian troops here are to discard their Canadian-made boots, which have been declared to be too light and not waterproof.  The troops will be refitted with British ammunition boots.

Camp surgeons announced yesterday that they believed they had effectively checked the epidemic of spinal meningitis.

During the past week the weather has shown wonderful improvement and the Canadians are taking advantage of this and getting in some good hard training.

Every indication points to an early move; everything is being made ready to move at an hour’s notice and the orderly rooms remain open all night in case of the expected order being given.”  [2]

[1]   War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Jan 13, 1915.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089686.jpg
[2]    “Canadians Held Ready To Quit Camp At Once,” MacLaren, The Toronto World, Toronto, Ontario, Thursday, January 14, 1915, pg. 1, col. 3.


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