FIRST MOVE TO EMBARKATION FOR RMR

FIRST MOVE TO EMBARKATION FOR RMR

25 Sept 1914
Troops detraining at Quebec City

THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 25 September 1914 – “For the 14th Battalion, which at this time numbered 46 officers and 1,097 other ranks, the move began on the afternoon of September 25th, when Nos. 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 Companies, under the command of Lieut.-Col. F.S. Meighen, proceeded by train to Quebec and boarded the Cunard liner Alaunia, which was also carrying the 13th Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, the Headquarters of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade, and A.S.C. Details (Divisional Train).   The Alaunia, commanded by Capt. Rostron, R.N.R. swung into mid-stream once the troops were on board and with other transports lay beneath the walls of the towering Citadel awaiting orders to sail.”  [2]

 

 

[1] Dodds, Brig.- Gen. W. O. H., C.M.G., D.S.O. (J.A.Millar) Photographs Relating to the Great War, 1914-1918.; Special Collections, University of Victoria Libraries.  http://spcoll.library.uvic.ca/Digit/WOD/Individual%20Photos/17_4.htm
[2] R.C. Featherstonhaugh, The Royal Montreal Regiment 14th Battalion C.E.F. 1914-1925, Montreal, The Gazette, Printing Co., Ltd., 1927, pg. 11.

 

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