Typical Day of 18th Canadian Infantry Battalion when not fighting on Front.

Transcript taken from the war diaries of 18th  Battalion. 

18TH CANADIAN BATTALION, WESTERN ONTARIO REGIMENT

Syllabus of Training for Wednesday July 24th 1918 

6.00 a.m.       Reveille.

6.30 “       Sick Parade

7.00  “         Breakfast

9.30 p.m     First Post

10.00  “        Last Post

10.15 “       Lights Out

8.00  to 8.30 a.m.          Company Commanders’ Inspection

8.30  to 9.00  “              Manual of Arms.

9.00  to 10.00 “             P.T & B.F.

10.00  to 11.15”            Extended Order Drill.

11.15  to 12 noon          Musketry.

12.00  to 12.30 p.m.      At disposal of Company Commanders.

12.30  to 1.00   “           Close Order Drill.

 

H.Q. Sections

Signallers and Scouts:

8.00  to 8.30 a.m.         Inspection.

8.30  to 9.00   “            Manual of Arms.

9.00  to 9.30   “            Physical Training.

9.30  to 10.00 “            Close Order Drill.

10.00 to 12.30 p.m.      Specialists Training.

12.30 to  1.00    “          Ceremonial, Saluting, etc.

DRESS:      Fighting Order, Service Caps, Mess Tins on Haversacks.

BANDS:     Brass &  Bugle Bands will parade at 8.30 a.m. in Fighting Order.

GROUNDS:   Coys will locate grounds near billets for Coy Parades and notify  location to Bn. H.Q. Location of Bn. Parade ground to be advised later.

WALKING OUT DRESS:   Belts will be worn when walking out.

Men must not leave the village without a pass.

While in this area, Battalion must be in readiness to move in 12 hours notice.

PAY PARADES

1.30 to 3.00 p.m.    “A” Company

3.00 to 4.30 “          “B” Company

5.30 to 7.00 “          “C” Company

7.00 to 8.30   “          “D” Company

8.30 to 9.30 “               Headquarters.

 Acknowledgement

War Diaries: 18th Canadian Infantry Battalion. 1918/03/01 -1918/09/30. Libraries and Archives Canada.

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