The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

JULY 1917

APPENDIX 16
SECRET.

3RD Canadian Division.
G. 168/1.

7TH Canadian Infantry Brigade.

1. While in Corps Reserve Brigades will be prepared to reinforce any one of the Divisions in the line of the Canadian Corps, also the Divisions on right and left of the Canadian Corps front.

2. Attached are March Tables showing routes and estimated times taken to reach the assembly areas for various Divisions.

3. G.O.C's Brigades and D.M.G.O. will at once arrange that the routes to the assembly areas are reconnoitred.

4. The times given in the March Tables are estimated times only, and are based on a pace of 2 miles per hour. They do not include the time taken for troops to fall in.

27-7-17.

(Sd.) R.J. HAYTER, Lt. Col.
General Staff,
3rd Canadian Division.

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7TH Canadian Infantry Brigade.

B.M.S. 1428.

R.C.R.
P.P.C.L.I.
42ND Battalion.
49TH Battalion.

1. Officers Commanding Battalions will at once arrange that the routes are reconnoitred.

2. Brigade march table will be issued shortly giving starting points, order of march, etc.

28-7-17.

(signed)
A.C. Meredith
Major,
Brigade Major,
7TH Canadian Infantry Brigade.

3RD CANADIAN DIVISION.

MOVES TO SUPPORT RIGHT DIVISION - CANADIAN CORPS. - ASSEMBLY AREA V.


Units.From.To.Distance.Route.Time taken to assemble Brigade.
M.G. Coys.BURBURE.VILLERS AU BOIS.16 1/2 miles.LOZINGHEM - MARLES LES MINES - HALLICOURT - BARLIN - VERDREL - GRAND SERVINS.8 1/2 hours.
8TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.RAIMBERT.CHATEAU DE LA HAIE.13 1/2 miles.AUCHEL - CALONNE - RICOUART - DIVION - HOUDAIN - FRESNICOURT - GRAND SERVINS.7 1/2 hours.
2 Battalions.
2 BattalionsAUCHEL.Do.12 1/2 miles.Do.
7TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.ALLOUAGNE.CHATEAU DE LA HAIE.15 miles.LAPUGNOY - MARLES LES MINES - HAILLICOURT - BARLIN - VERDREL - GRAND SERVINS.8 hours.
1 Battalion.
2 Battalions.LAPUGNOY.Do.13 1/2 miles.Do.
1 Battalion.LOZINGHEM.Do.13 1/2 miles.MARLES LES MINS then as above.
8TH C.I. Bde. HeadquartersCAMBLAIN L'ABBE.VILLERS AU BOIS.2 miles.2 hours.
2 Battalions
2 Battalions.GOUY SERVINS.Do.2 3/4 miles.
                                                 

3RD CANADIAN DIVISION.

MOVES TO BOIS DE NOULETTE AREA (R.27 and R.28) TO SUPPORT CENTRE DIVN. CANADIAN CORPS.
ASSEMBLY AREA R.1.

Units.From.To.Distance.Route.Time taken to assemble Brigade.
M.G. Coys.BURBURE.BOIS DE NOULETTE.15 miles.LOZINGHEM - MARLES LES MINES - HALLICOURT - BARLIN - HERSIN BOYEFFLES - AIZ NOULETTE.8 hours.
7TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.ALLOUAGNE.Do.14 miles.Do.7 1/2 hours.
1 Battalion.
2 Battalions.LAPUGNOY.Do.13 miles.MARLES LES MINES thence as for 7TH C.I. Bde. HQ.
1 Battalion.LOZINGHEM.Do.13 miles.Do.
8TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.RAIMBERT.Do.15 1/2 miles. - AUCHEL - CALONNE - RICOUART - DIVION - HOUDAIN - FRESNICOURT - VERDREL - BOUVIGNY BOYEFFLES.8 hours.
2 Battalions.
2 BattalionsAUCHEL.Do.14 1/2 miles.Do.
9TH C.I. Bde. HeadquartersCAMBLAIN L'ABBE.Do.7 miles.LES QUARTES VERTS - GRAND SERVINS - BOUVIGNY - BOYEFFLES.4 hours.
2 Battalions
2 Battalions.GOUY SERVINS.Do.4 1/2 miles.BOUVIGNY - BOYEFFLES.

3RD CANADIAN DIVISION.

MOVES TO SUPPORT LEFT DIVISION - CANADIAN CORPS.
ASSEMBLY AREA R.3.

Units.From.To.Distance.Route.Time taken to assemble Brigade.
M.G. Coys.BURBURE.R.4. Central.14 miles.MARLES LES MINES - HALLICOURT - BARLIN - HERSIN - R.8.c.6.7. - R.4.Central.7 1/2 hours.
7TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.ALLOUAGNE.Do.13 1/2 miles.LAPUGNOY - MARLES LES MINES thence as above.7 hours.
1 Battalion.
2 Battalions.LOZINGHEM.Do.12 miles.MARLES LES MINES thence as above.6 1/2 hours.
1 Battalion.LAPUGNOY.Do.12 miles.As above.6 1/2 hours.
8TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.RAIMBERT.R.4. Central.14 1/2 miles.AUCHEL - MARLES LES MINES thence as above.7 1/2 hours.
2 Battalions.
2 BattalionsAUCHEL.Do.13 1/2 miles.As above.7 hours.
9TH C.I. Bde. HeadquartersCAMBLAIN L'ABBE.R.4. Central.7 miles.MAISNIL BOUCHE - GOUY SERVINS - BOUVIGNY - BOYEFFLES - SAINS EN GOHELLE - R.4.Central.4 hours.
2 Battalions
2 Battalions.GOUY SERVINS.Do.4 1/2 miles.As above.2 1/2 hours.

3RD CANADIAN DIVISION.

MOVES TO SUPPORT LEFT DIVISION - CANADIAN CORPS.
ASSEMBLY AREA R.3.

Units.From.To.Distance.Route.Time taken to assemble Brigade.
M.G. Coys.BURBURE.X.23c. & d. West of BERTHONVAL WOOD.19 miles.MARLES - HAILLICOURT - BARLIN - BOIS d'OHLAIN - VERDREL - GRAND SERVINS - VILLERS AU BOIS - BERTHONVAL WOOD.10 hours.
7TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.ALLOUAGNE.Do.18 1/2 miles.LAPUGNOY - MARLES, thence as above.9 1/2 hours.
1 Battalion.
1 Battalions.LAPUGNOY.Do.17 miles.As above.9 hours.
2 Battalion.LOZINGHEM.Do.17 miles.As above.
8TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.RAIMBERT.Do.17 miles.AUCHEL - DIVION - HOUDAIN - REBREUVE - GAUCHIN LEGAL - ESTREE CAUCHIE - VILLERS AU BOIS - BERTHONVAL WOOD.9 hours.
2 Battalions.
2 BattalionsAUCHEL.Do.16 miles.As above.
9TH C.I. Bde. HeadquartersCAMBLAIN L'ABBE.Do.4 1/2 miles.Via VILLERS AU BOIS.2 3/4 hours.
2 Battalions
2 Battalions.GOUY SERVINS.Do.4 1/2 miles.Via CARENOY.2 3/4 hours.

3RD CANADIAN DIVISION.

MOVES TO SUPPORT LEFT DIVISION - CANADIAN CORPS.
ASSEMBLY AREA R.3.

Units.From.To.Distance.Route.Time taken to assemble Brigade.
M.G. Coys.BURBURE.X.23c. & d. West of BERTHONVAL WOOD.19 miles.MARLES – HAILLICOURT – BARLIN – BOIS d’OHLAIN – VERDREL – GRAND SERVINS – VILLERS AU BOIS – BERTHONVAL WOOD.10 hours.
7TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.ALLOUAGNE.Do.18 1/2 miles.LAPUGNOY – MARLES, thence as above.9 hours.
1 Battalion.
1 Battalions.LAPUGNOY.Do.17 miles.As above.9 hours.
2 Battalion.LOZINGHEM.Do.17 miles.As above.
8TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.RAIMBERT.Do.17 miles.AUCHEL – DIVION – HOUDAIN – REBREUVE – GAUCHIN LEGAL – ESTREE CAUCHIE – VILLERS AU BOIS – BERTHONVAL WOOD.9 hours.
2 Battalions.
2 BattalionsAUCHEL.Do.16 miles.As above.
9TH C.I. Bde. HeadquartersCAMBLAIN L’ABBE.Do.4 1/2 miles.Via VILLERS AU BOIS.2 3/4 hours.
2 Battalions
2 Battalions.GOUY SERVINS.Do.4 1/2 miles.Via CARENOY.2 3/4 hours.

3RD CANADIAN DIVISION.

MOVES TO SUPPORT LEFT DIVISION, CANADIAN CORPS.
ASSEMBLY AREA. R.3.

Units.From.To.Distance.Route.Time taken to assemble Brigade.
M.G. Coys.BURBURE.L.21.b.12 1/2 miles.MARLES LES MINES - J.17.b.8.8. NOEUX LES MINES - L.21.b.6 1/2 hours.
7TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.ALLOUAGNE.L.15.d.12 miles.LAPUGNOY - MARLES LES MINES, thence as above.6 1/2 hours.
1 Battalion.
1 Battalions.LOZINGHEM.Do.10 1/2 miles.As above.
2 Battalion.LAPUGNOY.Do.10 1/2 miles.As above.
8TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.RAIMBERT.L.16.a.13 miles.AUCHEL - MARLES LES MINES thence as above.7 hours.
2 Battalions.
2 BattalionsAUCHEL.Do.12 miles.As above.
9TH C.I. Bde. HeadquartersCAMBLAIN L'ABBE.L.16.b.9 miles.MAISNIL BOUCHE - GOUY SERVINS - BOUVIGNY BOEFFLES - SAINS en GOHELLE - MAZINGARBE - L.16.b.5 hours.
2 Battalions
2 Battalions.GOUY SERVINS.Do.6 1/2 miles.As above.

3RD CANADIAN DIVISION.

MOVES TO R.2. AREA (r.17 Central) TO SUPPORT CENTRE DIVISION, CANADIAN CORPS.
ASSEMBLY AREA. R2.

Units.From.To.Distance.Route.Time taken to assemble Brigade.
M.G. Coys.BURBURE.R.17 Central.15 miles.LOZINGHEM MARLES LES MINES - HAILLICOURT - BARLIN - HERSIN - BOYEFFLES - AIX NOULETTE.8 hours.
7TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.ALLOUAGNE.Do.14 miles.Do.7 1/2 hours.
1 Battalion.
2 Battalions.LAPUGNOY.Do.13 miles.MARLE LES MINES - thence as for 7TH C.I.B. H.Q.
1 Battalion.LOZINGHEM.Do.13 miles.Do.
8TH C.I. Bde. Headquarters.RAIMBERT.Do.15 1/2 miles.AUCHEL - CALONNE RICOUART - DIVION - HOUDAIN - FRESNICOURT - VERDREL - BOUVIGNY - BOTEFFLES - AIX NOULETTE.8 hours.
2 Battalions.
2 BattalionsAUCHEL.Do.14 1/2 miles.Do.
9TH C.I. Bde. HeadquartersCAMBLAIN L'ABBE.Do. miles.LES QUARTRE VENTS - GRAND SERVINS - BOUVIGNY - BOYEFFLES - AIX NOULETTE.4 hours.
2 Battalions
2 Battalions.GOUY SERVINS.Do. 1/2 miles.BOUVIGNY - BOYEFFLES - AIX NOULETTE.

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