RMR OFF TO THE FRONT SOON!

RMR OFF TO THE FRONT SOON!

Sunday, January 17, 1915

In Camp, Lark Hill, Salisbury Plains

The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Church Parade.” [1]

17 Jan 15THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “London, Jan. 17.  – Earl Grey, former Governor-General of Canada, in reviewing a brigade of the Canadian contingent today, told them they would soon be sent to the front.”  [3]

 “Salisbury, Eng., Jan. 17.  – During his inspection tour thru the camp Saturday afternoon, General Alderson visited the Sergeants Mess of the 48th Highlanders and congratulated the men on their splendid work.  When he made the announcement that he expected they would leave for France within three weeks he was vigorously cheered.  The impression prevails that the division will go to southern France for sound training which has been greatly hampered here.

Further transfers of Canadians to commissions in Kitchener’s army have been forbidden by a recent order.  The Canadians are losing too many good men.”  [4]

[1]   War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Jan 17, 1915.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089686.jpg
[2]   “Leave For France Within Three Weeks,” J.A. Maclaren, The Toronto World, Toronto, Ontario, Monday, January 18, 1915, pg. 1, col. 3
[3]   “Canadians Soon To Go To Front,” The Toronto World, Toronto, Ontario, Monday, January 18, 1915, pg. 1, col. 1
[4]   “Leave For France Within Three Weeks,” J.A. Maclaren, The Toronto World, Toronto, Ontario, Monday, January 18, 1915, pg. 1, col. 3

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