The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

JULY 1917

APPENDIX 7
SECRET
Copy No. 14

July 23rd 1917.

R.C.R. ORDER No. 23.

REFERENCE MAPS - VIMY - 1/10,000 and 36.B. - 1/40,000.

1. The Regiment will move to LAPUGNOY training Area.

2. Moves will take place according to the attached appendix.

3. While on the march, intervals of at least 200 yards will be maintained between Companies and 500 yards between Battalions.

The following halts will be observed:-

From 50 to 60 minutes after each clock hour.

Other halts are given in the appendix.

4. Billeting parties will report to Lieut. A.G. STRIDE at the Transport lines at 9.00 a.m., July the 24th, 1917.

Issued at 3.00 p.m.

(signed)
E.C. Snider,
Captain,
Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment.

Copy No. 1 to 7TH Cdn. Inf. Bde.
2 to "A" Company.
3 to "B" Company.
4 to "C" Company.
5 to "D" Company.
6 to Signal Officer.
7 to Scout Officer.
8 to Bombing Officer.
9 to Transport Officer.
10 to Medical Officer.
11 to Band.
12, 13, 14 for War Diary.

APPENDIX TO R.C.R. ORDER No. 23.

Date. From. To. Brigade Starting Point. Pass Starting Pt at. Battalion Starting Point. Time. Route. Remarks.
July 25th 1917. Victoria Area and dugouts in S.10 and S.16. COUPIGNY. Cross Roads VILLERS AU BOIS - X.14.b.0.2. 12 noon. To be notified later. To be notified later. Via tracks to VILLERS AU BOIS - Grand SERVIES. Halt 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
July 26th 1917. COUPIGNY. LAPUGNON. Q.5.d.1.2. (Railway Crossing.) 6.30 a.m. Q.5.d.1.2. (Railway Crossing.) 6.30 a.m. EXESIN-BARLIN-BRUAY.

23-7-1917.

(signed)
E.C. Snider,
Captain,
Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.

Companies and Detachments.

CORRECTION.

Reference administrative arrangements to accompany R.C.R. Order No. 23.

Para 5, Line 6, after "Packs" please read "who should have 24 hours rations plus the unconsumed portion of days ration."

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