RMR Moves Back Into The Line in 1915

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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