LONDON RESIDENTS WARNED OF DANGER IN 1914

Monday, December 28, 1914

In Camp, Lark Hill, Salisbury Plains

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

28 Dec 14THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “London, Dec. 28. – The London Official Bureau this evening made the following announcement:-

‘The naval and military authorities call the attention of persons using the streets to the danger from fragments of shells and from bullets from the guns used against hostile aircraft attempting to raid London.

The civil population are warned to keep under cover, preferably in basements, upon hearing the sound of firing by guns, or of explosives.’”  [3]

[1] War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Dec 28, 1914.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089681.jpg
[2] “London Residents Warned Of Danger,” The Montreal Daily Mail, Montreal, Quebec, Tues, December 29, 1914, pg. 2, col. 1.
[3] Ibid

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