The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.



Copy No. 1
Relief Order No. 4.


Orders by Major E.K. Eaton,
Comdg. The Royal Canadian Regt.,
3rd. March 1916.

Moves. 1. R.C.R. will relive 31st. Battn., in trenches on the night of 3rd/4th March, at 3.30 p.m. on 3.3.16.
The battalion will move by Platoons to N.20.d.2.5., Sheet 28 S.W. via KEMMEL BARRIER. This latter point will not be passed before 6.00 p.m. 16 guides will meet the Battalion at N.20.d.2.5. Sheet 28 S.W. to lead Companies into the trenches.
Trench Distribution. 2. "C" Company, Left front Line.
"A" Company, Right front Line.
"B" Company, Support.
"D" Company, Reserve.
Transport. 3. Transport will pass KEMMEL BARRIER at 7.30 p.m.
Transport will leave Battalion H.Q., LA ROSSINGNOLE at 9.30 p.m.
Attached. 4. Each Company will have one Platoon of a Company of 52nd. Regiment attached for Instruction.
The Company undergoing Instruction will be changed daily.

Issued at 12 noon.

A.E. Willoughby
Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment.

Copy. No. 1, 2, 3 - War Diary.
Copy. No. 4 - O.C. "A" Coy.
Copy. No. 5 - O.C. "B" Coy.
Copy. No. 6 - O.C. "C" Coy.
Copy. No. 7 - O.C. "D" Coy.
Copy. No. 8 - Quartermaster.
Copy. No. 9 - Transport Officer.
Copy. No. 10 - Medical Officer.

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