Friday, December 18, 1914
In Camp, West Down South, Salisbury Plains
The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Lt.-Col. Meighen, 14th Bn., as senior C.O. of 3rd Bde. assumed command of the Bde. during General Turner’s disablement. As Lt.-Col. Burland, 2nd in Com’d. of Battn. was on duty at Hayling Island, Major A.C. Shaw assumed command of the 14th.” 
THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Hayling Island, on the south coast of England a few miles east of Plymouth, was the site of the British Army’s Southern Command School of Musketry. A complete timetable from the Southern Command School of Musketry for a 40 hour course of training for instructors over a period of 8 days covered the following topics:- Trigger Pressing; Aiming Instruction; Firing Instruction Care of Arms; Visual Training; Judging Distance; Mechanisim; Tests of Elementry training; Miniature Range Work; Indication and Recognition of Targets; Fire Orders; Fire Discipline; and Use of Cover. In addition to training musketry instructors, training was also given for the Hotchkiss Machine Gun.
 War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Dec 18, 1914. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089681.jpg