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Movement of the 19th Battalion: 1915

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January

January 5th

Cedar Vale

Moved for Tactical Scheme.

 

January 12th

Milton, Ontario

Officers attended Staff Tour.

 

February

February 1st-6th

High Park and Cedar Vale

(Machine Gun Section only)

Selecting positions and taking cover.

 

February 10th

Cedar Vale

Night operations.

 

February 15th-February 20th

High Park

Outpost Scheme and Attack.

 

February 19th-February 20th

Camp to Toronto Island to Mimico

(Signalling Section only)

Telegraphing, helio stations set up from location to location above.

 

February 16th

Opening of the Provincial Legislature

(Guard of Honour provided from the 3rd Company)

 

March

March 1st

Cedar Vale

The Battalion In Attack.

Returned to Camp 2:20 pm.

 

March 1st-March 6th

Camp to Toronto Island to Bathurst Hill

(Signalling Section only)

Flag Work, Helio stations set up from location to location above.

 

March 8th-March 13th

Long Branch

Musketry Practice, Companies attended on successive days.

Signal Section performed communications from Camp to Long Branch.

High Park

Outpost Work.

 

March 15th-March 20th

Long Branch

Musketry Practice, Companies attended on successive days.

Signal Section performed communications from Camp to Long Branch, and Hamilton to Long Branch.

High Park

Advancing and Retiring under fire. Lectures on Protection and Night Operations.

 

March 16th

Cedar Vale

Night Attack with the 20th Battalion.

 

March 22nd-March 27th

Long Branch

Musketry Practice, Companies attended on successive days.

Signal Section performed communications from Camp to Long Branch.

 

March 24th

Humber

(B Company, C.M.R.R. only)

 

March 29th-March 31st

Long Branch

Musketry Practice.

Signal Section performed communications from Camp to Long Branch.

 

April

April 1st

Leaside

Tactical Scheme.

Don River

Attack on Infantry and Artillery.

 

April 3rd-April 6th

Long Branch

Musketry Practice.

 

April 8th

Humber River and Humber Valley, Ontario

Night Operations.

Signal Section performed communications from Camp to Long Branch.

 

April 10th

Yonge St. Dock to Hamilton, Ontario on the S.S. MACASSA

Paraded through town to visit the town of Hamilton by request of the Town Council.

 

April 16th

Weston, Ontario

Engaged the enemy (played by the 5th C.M.R. and 2 Field Artillery batteries.

Fairbank, Ontario

 

April 20th

High Park

Judging Distance Tests.

 

April 23rd

Black Creek

Establishing pickets, used two companies from the 20th Battalion as the enemy.

 

April 26th

High Park

Judging Distance Tests.

 

April 27th

High Park

Bayonet Exercise.

 

April 29th-April 30th

Long Branch

Marched to location.

 

April 30th

Long Branch

Bayonet Exercise.

 

May

May 1st

Long Branch

Marched to location.

 

May 5th-May 8th

High Park

Bayonet Drill.

 

May 12th

Montreal, Quebec

Moved from Exhibition Siding to trains at 6:30pm.

Arrived Montreal 6:00am on May 13th.

 

May 13th

R.M.S. SCANDINAVIAN

Departed Montreal aboard the R.M.S. SCANDINAVIAN at 11:00am.

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May

May 22nd

Devon Port, England

Arrived 11:00am, the battalion did not disembark.

 

May 23rd

Westenhanger Station, Kent, England

Disembarked at 8:20am, arrived at Westenhanger Station, took railway.

Camp Sandling, Shorncliffe, England

Off railway at 8:30pm, marched to Camp Sandling.

 

May-August

May-August

Camp Sandling, Shorncliffe, England

Training for 19th Battalion conducted.

 

September

September 14th

Shorncliffe Camp, Sandgate, Folkestone, England

S.E. C.R. CO’S BOAT ‘QUEEN’

Marched from Camp to Folkestone, embarked on the QUEEN.

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