Westmount, Quebec – 09 April 2019: Precisely 100 years ago today, the final entry of the 14th Battalion (RMR) Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) war diary was completed, and signed by the Commanding Officer, LCol Dick Worrall. The regiment would embark on a ship bound for Canada the next day, and would have their final parade as a unit in Montreal on 19 April 1919, nearly five years after their formation in August 1914.
“The official orders for the embarkation of the Battalion on the S.S.”CARMANIA” to-morrow was received with keen delight by all. The Battalion is to parade at 2230 hrs. to-night, entraining at 0120 hrs., breakfast is to be had at CREWE at 0820 hrs. and it is expected to reach Riverside at 1000 hrs. where embarkation is to take place immediately. Everything possible is being done to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable as can be.
Needless to say all ranks are eagerly looking forward to the arrival in Montreal of the Royal Montreal Regiment after so long an absence from their native heath.”
sgd: Dick Worrall
Commanding, 14th Canadian Battalion