The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

APRIL 1917


Companies and Detachments

Order of march on night of April 5th/6th will be "D" Co., "C" Co.

Order of march on night of 6th/7th April will be "B" Co., "A" Co.

In both cases leading platoon will leave VUILLERS camp at 8.45 p.m.

During the march from Billets to the trenches, intervals of 500 yards will be maintained between Battalions and 100 yards between platoons.

(On both nights the P.P.C.L.I. are immediately ahead of the R.C.R.) Companies will take particular care not to arrive at the Starting Point before or after their time.

The 8TH Canadian Infantry Brigade are using the same road and Starting Point, and their battalions will be passing the Starting Point every clock hour up to 11 p.m. on both nights.

The usual advance parties to take over will be sent on April 5th/6th and April 6th/7th.

"A" and "B" Co's will ensure that guides for each platoon, know the Overland Routes to the WEDD Street entrance of GRANGE SUBWAY.

On the night of April 6th/7th no smoking will be permitted in GRANGE SUBWAY after 8 p.m. Sanitary arrangements will be strictly adhered to.

On both nights we must clear BERTHONVALE FARM by 10 p.m.

Huts in VILLERS Camp will be left in a scrupulously clean condition.

Transport arrangements will be notified later.

Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment.


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