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Canon Scott’s Church Service Interrupted By Fight

Friday, July 16, 1915 Trenches – Ploegsteert The Battalion War Diarist wrote nothing for this day:  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Canon Frederick G. Scott, the Brigade Chaplain, writing of his experiences in the First World War, described the Ploegsteert area: “We arrived in the Ploegsteert area at a good time for the digging and…

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Canon Scott Writes To Parishioners In 1915

Saturday, June 5, 1915 Rest billets, Oblenghem The Battalion War Diarist wrote nothing for this day:  [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Interesting Letter from Rector of St. Matthew’s Now at the Front “At the morning and evening services in St. Matthew’s Church yesterday, the following letter addressed to the parishioners from their beloved rector, Rev. Canon…

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Canon Scott’s Son Wounded in 1915

Friday, March 19, 1915 In Trenches, Rue Petillon The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “German aeroplane over our lines, first one we had seen. Too high for rifle fire to be effective.” [1] The Battalion history notes: – “Enemy planes were destined to become familiar objects in the days that lay ahead, but this was…

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CANON FREDERICK G. SCOTT: RMR’s First Padre

Sunday, February 21, 1915 In Billets, Flêtre The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Overhauling equipment.”    [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY:  This day marked the Battalion’s first Sunday, and first church parade after arriving in France.  Canon Frederick G. Scott officiated and his remarks were punctuated by the low throb of distant guns.…

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RMR Association Battlefield Tour 2018

Article written by Lieutenant-Colonel (ret’d) Harry Hall, former RMR Commanding Officer & Honorary Colonel RMR Association France & Belgium Battlefield Tour:  26 September – 03 October 2018 On September 26th, 2018 seven retired RMR’s and Branch 14 Royal Canadian Legion members embarked on a 10-day adventure whose primary purpose was to visit and walk the European…

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Witness to War: Wednesday, Sep 18 – 1918

Private Raymond Duval, MM, was a soldier of the 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment) CEF who served overseas during the last two years of the First World War. He participated in some of the fiercest fighting seen by Canadians during the war and was decorated for bravery at Passchendaele. Determined to preserve his memories of…

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Witness to War: Friday, Aug 9 – 1918

Private Raymond Duval, MM, was a soldier of the 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment) CEF who served overseas during the last two years of the First World War. He participated in some of the fiercest fighting seen by Canadians during the war and was decorated for bravery at Passchendaele. Determined to preserve his memories of…

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Witness to War: Tuesday May 28, 1918

Private Raymond Duval, MM, was a soldier of the 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment) CEF who served overseas during the last two years of the First World War. He participated in some of the fiercest fighting seen by Canadians during the war and was decorated for bravery at Passchendaele. Determined to preserve his memories of…

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Witness to War: Sunday Apr 21, 1918

Private Raymond Duval, MM, was a soldier of the 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment) CEF who served overseas during the last two years of the First World War. He participated in some of the fiercest fighting seen by Canadians during the war and was decorated for bravery at Passchendaele. Determined to preserve his memories of…

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FROM PRIVATE IN THE RMR TO CHIEF JUSTICE

Monday, July 26, 1915 Divisional Reserve The Battalion War Diarist wrote nothing for this day. [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “Pte. W.B. Scott, of the 14th Battalion, and Pte. Alex Genois, of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, formerly of 12th Battalion, arrived with other wounded officers and men of the First Canadian Expeditionary Force on…

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