Topic: Canadian Militia
Canadian Militia to Hong Kong (1898)
Chance for Canadian Militia
Daily Mail and Empire, Toronto, Ont., 3 January 1898
New York, Jan. 2.—The London Correspondent of the Sun cables:—
"The Sun is enabled to say that in the event of trouble in the far East the Canadian militia have an opportunity of covering themselves with glory. The War Department and the Admiralty have between them drawn up a scheme whereby a battlion of this militia will be hurried to Hong Kong from Vancouver the minute war seems imminent. They would reach China long before any force from England could get there, and it is thought their cooperation would boom the Imperial unity idea. Presumably the views of the Dominion Government had been ascertained beforehand, and some steps have been taken to find out whether the gallant militiamen would be willing to follow glory to the cannon's mouth."