RMR Off to France at Last!

Tuesday, February 9, 1915

In Hutments, Lark Hill, Salisbury Plains

The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Everything complete, standing by.” [1]

THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Off to France!  The keen RMR history buff will smile as they read Featherstonhaugh’s note about Padre Scott in the table below.  The medical unit in question considered him to be AWOL as he had attached himself to the RMR (again) as a stowaway in order to get to France [3].

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[1]    War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Feb 9, 1915.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089696.jpg
[2]    R.C. Featherstonhaugh, The Royal Montreal Regiment 14th Battalion C.E.F. 1914-1925, Montreal, The Gazette, Printing Co., Ltd., 1927, PG. 23.
[3]    Alan Hustak, Faith Under Fire, Montreal, Vehicule Press, 2014, PG. 42.

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