SECRET WARNING ORDER ISSUED FOR WAR

31 July 1431 July 1914 – On this date, by direction of Col. Sir Sam Hughes, Canadian Minister of Militia, Officers Commanding Canadian Militia units received secret instructions to regard as “purely tentative” the scheme outlined in a 1911 plan referred to as “Memorandum C.1209, and “to consider what procedure you would adopt on receiving orders that troops were to be raised in your command for service overseas.”[1]

 

[1] The Montreal Daily Mail, Friday, July 31, 1915, pg. 1
[1] Nicholson, Col. G.W.L., CD., Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War: Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919,  Duhamel, Queens Printer, Ottawa, pg.18

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