THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 07 August 1914 – During the days of early and mid-August, officers and their subordinates of newly formed Montreal unit worked enthusiastically at the tasks which organization and recruiting presented. They received much assistance from officers and men of the parent Militia regiments, Guards, Vics and Carabiniers, many of whom, though unable to proceed overseas with the first contingents, planned to follow as soon as their obligations permitted.
In addition to organizing and recruiting, the three regiments trained conscientiously, both in their respective armouries, and in open spaces such as Fletcher’s Field, and the lower campus of McGill University.
The Montreal Daily Mail, Friday, August 7, 1914, pg. 3
 Featherstonhaugh, R.C., The Royal Montreal Regiment 14th Battalion C.E.F. 1914-1925, pp. 5-6