The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.


Copy No. 4

Operation Order No. 1

by, Lieut. Col. A.H. MacDonell, D.S.O.,
Comdg. The Royal Canadian Regt.,
5th. February 1916.

Reference Map Sheet 28.

1.    The 7th. Canadian Infantry Brigade will relieve the 6th. Canadian Infantry Brigade. The relief will be carried out in accordance with the programme given in the attached table. All details of the above reliefs will be arranged direct between the Battalions concerned.

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

3.    Signals. Signals will be relieved under arrangements made by the O.C. Brigade Signal Section.

4.    Grenade School. The Grenade School will be relieved under arrangements made by the Brigade Grenade Officer.

5.    Reports. Reports to 7th. Canadian Infantry Brigade to R.19.d.8.8. up to 3.00 p.m. on the 7th. instant, after that time to M.30.b.4.5..

6.    Command. The G.O.C. 7th. Canadian Infantry Brigade will assume command on completion of front line relief.

7.    Trench Distribution attached (Relief Table).

Issued at 9 a.m.

A.E. Willoughby
Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regt.

Copy. No. 1 - 7th. Can. Inf. Bde.
Copy. No. 2, 3, & 4 - War Diary
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 - O.C. Signallers.
Copy. No. 10 - O.C. M.G. Sec.
Copy. No. 11 - O.C. Battn. Grenadiers.
Copy. No. 12 - Quartermaster.
Copy. No. 13 - Transport Officer.
Copy. No. 14 - Medical Officer.


Date.Starting PointTimeRouteDestinationTime of ArrivalRemarks
Feb. 6th.R.34.c. a.m.SCHAEXKEN, LA LEVERETTE, LOCRE.Brigade Reserve. KEMMEL SHELTERS. (N.20.c.2.4.)11.00 a.m."D" Coy. will join the Battn. at SCHAEXKEN at 8.15 a.m.
Feb. 7th.Brigade Reserve5.30 p.m.Right Sector Trenches.6.00 a.m.6.00 p.m.

The Royal Canadian Regiment,
5th. February 1916.

The following will be the distribution of the Regiment in the Trenches on taking over on 7th.-8th. February 1916 from 27th. Battalion:-


F.5.F.4.F.2.E.2.E.6.E.3.E.1.LINDEN- HOEKS.P.8.S.P.9.SPY FARMRegent Street Dugout
"A" Coy.4
"B" Coy.1111
"C" Coy.1/211/22
"D" Coy.112
Med. Offr.1

A.E. Willoughby
Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regt.

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