THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 28 September 1914 – “ Nos. 4, 5, and 6 Companies of the [14th] Battalion, and the Base Company, remained in camp till the morning of September 28th, when under command of Lieut.-Col. W.W. Burland, they followed their comrades to Quebec and embarked on the S.S. Andania, together with the 16th Battalion, Canadian Scottish.” 
The distribution of 14th Battalion personnel between the Alaunia and the Andania is summarized in the following table. This shows a total of 1,193 all ranks of the 14th Battalion sailed with the First Canadian Contingent in October 1914. 
 Dodds, Brig.- Gen. W. O. H., C.M.G., D.S.O. (J.A.Millar) Photographs Relating to the Great War, 1914-1918.; Special Collections, University of Victoria Libraries; http://spcoll.library.uvic.ca/Digit/WOD/Individual%20Photos/18_12.htm
 R.C. Featherstonhaugh, The Royal Montreal Regiment 14th Battalion C.E.F. 1914-1925, Montreal, The Gazette, Printing Co., Ltd., 1927, pg. 11.
 Details from: Col. A.F. Duguid, “Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War, 1914-1919, Vol. I, Part 2, Chronology, Appendices and Maps, King’s Printer, Ottawa, 1938. Appendix 133, pp. 114-119.