The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.


Copy No. 15

R.C.R. ORDER NO. 83.

Reference Map.
LENS 26.B.S.W.1 1/10,000

1.     The Battalion will be relieved by the P.P.C.L.I. on the night 4/5th January 1918.

2.     Guides will be furnished by R.C.R. as follows;-

1 per Post from Cos. in Front Line.
2 per Platoon from Cos. in Support Line to guide in relief.

Lieut. ALLENBACK will be in charge of Guides who will meet relieving Battalion at RED HILL detraining Point (M.26.A.? 4.) at 5.30 p.m.

3.     90 Water Tins will be handed over to Relieving Battalion. P.P.C.L.I. handing over 90 to T.O., The R.C.R. in exchange.

4.     On completion of relief the Battalion will take over Billets vacated by the 49TH Cdn. Inf. Battalion in Brigade Supports LIEVIN.

Companies taking over as follows:-
"A" for "A' etc.

5.     Advanced Parties will proceed to Brigade Support to take over at 2.00 p.m. consisting of;-

1 N.C.O. and 4 O.R's from "A", "C" and "D".
1 Offr, 2 N.C.O's and 6 O.R's from "B".
1 Offr and 6 O.R's from Bn. H.Qrs.

6.     On completion of Relief Cos. will report by Runner or Wire - CODE WORD - "SNOW" being used.


M.F. Gregg
A/Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regt.

Issued at 7.30 p.m.

Copy No. 1. - 7TH Cdn. Inf. Bde.
2. - P.P.C.L.I.
3. - 49TH Cdn. Inf. Bn.
4. - "A" Co.
5. - "B" Co.
6. - "C" Co.
7. - "D" Co.
8. - Q.M.
9. - M.O.
10. - S.O.
11. - B.O.
12. - File.
13.-15. - War Diary.

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