The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.


Appendix 3

Copy No. 1

Relief Order No. 2

Orders by, Lieut. Col. A.H. MacDonell, D.S.O.,
Commanding The Royal Canadian Regt.,

15th. January 1916.

Reference Map Sheet 28.

1. Relief of Front Line Battalion. Relief of Battalion holding C.3., C.4., D.1., D.2., Strong Points & Reserve will take place on 16 - 17 January 1916 in accordance with Relief Table attached.

2. Machine Guns. Machine Gun Sections will be relieved under arrangements made by the Brigade Machine Gun Officer.

3. Signals. Relief under arrangements made by Brigade Signalling Officer.

4. Transport. No Transport is to go EAST of ROAD JUNCTION, N.33.d before 4.55 p.m.

5. Reports. Reports on completion of above relief to, O.C. R.C.R.

6. Guides. O.C. "C" Company will furnish three guides for C.3. and one guide for S.P.5. These guides will report to O.C. "D" Coy. one hour before moving off.


"A", "B", "C", "D" Coys. & Regtl. Hdqrs will leave their respective billets at 4.00 p.m. 16th. January 1916 for their destinations as shown hereunder, and will march by platoons:-

Coys.C.3.C.4.D.1.D.2.S.P.4.S.P.5.Battn. Reserve. S.P.3. Petawawa Souvenir FarmTotal.

M. Guns1111
Grenadiers1/2 Sec.1 Sec.1/2 Sec1/2 Sec.

Issued at 1 p.m.

A.E. Willoughby
Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regt.

Copy. No. 1, 2, & 3 - War Diary
Copy. No. 4 - 7th. Can. Inf. Bde.
Copy. No. 5 - O.C. "A" Coy.
Copy. No. 6 - O.C. "B" Coy.
Copy. No. 7 - O.C. "C" Coy.
Copy. No. 8 - O.C. "D" Coy.
Copy. No. 9 - Quartermaster.
Copy. No. 10 - O.C. Transport.
Copy. No. 11 - O.C. "M.G." Sec.
Copy. No. 12 - Battn. Grenade Officer.

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