TRAINING THE DIVISION IN 1915

TRAINING THE DIVISION IN 1915

Saturday, February 6, 1915

In Hutments, Lark Hill, Salisbury Plains

The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Adjutant, Capt. A.P. Holt unfit for overseas owing to attack of pneumonia, Asst. Adjt., Lieut. H.A. Thompson appointed Acting Adjutant, and Lt. Brotherhood recalled from Tidworth to complete establishment.” [1]

THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:  Although the 1st Canadian Division had set out a training syllabus in November for the training of infantry units, the weather encountered in the ensuing months played havoc with the scheduled programme.  Andrew Iarocci has given us a copy of the syllabus overview as originally envisaged.  [2]

06 Feb 15

[1]   War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Feb 6, 1915.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089693.jpg
[2]   Andrew Iarocci, “Shoestring Soldiers: The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914-1915,” Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2008, pg. 287

 

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