Camp Valcartier Doubling in Size Daily

21 Aug 14_ATHIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – 21 August 1914 – By the third week of August enough infrastructure had been erected at Valcartier, and sufficient administrative staff was in place to permit the arrival of the first detachments of troops who would form the First Canadian Division. Numerous train loads of troops were now arriving at the camp each day. Following the previous days arrivals, another forty-two hundred men were expected this day, with more to follow over succeeding days. 

 

[1] “Tents Raised at Camp For First Overseas Troops,” The Montreal Daily Mail, Saturday, August 22, 1914, pg. 1, col. 2.
[2] “Valcartier Camp Invaded In Force By Eager Troops,” The Gazette, Montreal, Saturday, Aug 22, 1914

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