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. 6.


Orders by Lieut. Col. A.H. Macdonell, D.S.O.,
Commanding. The Royal Canadian Regt.,
3rd. March 1916.

Moves. 1. R.C.R. will relive 42nd. Batt'n., in trenches on the night of 25/26th March, at 5 p.m. on 25th.
The Batt'n will move by Platoons via VLAMERTINGHE and YPRES. Transport farm (I.21.a.) will not be reached before 8.30 p.m.
Coy's., will move off at the following times:- "B" Coy. 5.p.m. "D" Coy. 5.5.p.m. "C" Coy. 5.10.p.m. "A" Coy. 5.15.p.m.
16 guides will meet the Battalion at ASYLUM at YPRES at 7.30 p.m.
Trench Distribution. 2. "A" Coy. Battalion Reserve, Border Dugouts.
"B" Coy. Trenches A.4., A.5., and A.6.
"C" Coy. Supporting points, R.1., and R.2.
"D" Coy. Trenches A.7., A.8., A.9., and A.10.
Signals & M.G. Section. 3. Relief to be carried out under Brigade arrangements.
Transport. 4. Transport will leave Battn. H.Q., 5.45 p.m.
Rations. 24 hours rations to be carried on the man - the remaining rations and water on the night of the 25th will be dumped by side of road at I.23.d.10.4. at 9. p.m. O.C. Coy‚€™s and Detachments will make arrangements to have someone with the Transport who will watch their rations after they have been dumped until such time as they can send ration parties to this point to fetch them.
On other nights ration parties will be at this same point at 8. p.m.

Issued at 10.15 a.m.

R.E. Balders
A/ 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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