War Diary of 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment, Vol. 04, December 1, 1939 to December 31, 1939 Public

The war diaries are official records kept by the Battalions during a one month period. They contain the daily orders, correspondence, newsletters, and an intelligence log detailing troop activities, locations, and weather conditions. The war diaries detail the activities and movement of the 1st Battalion from training in Canada and England to active duty on the Western Front and their return to Victoria in January 1946. This diary was kept while in Victoria and Otter Point, British Columbia. It has entries about recruitment numbers, a tied rugby game between the Battalion and the Navy, concerts, a wind storm disrupting communication, medical examinations, attending a children's Christmas party, court of enquiry being held for three broken rifles, decorating for Christmas, the menu for Christmas dinner, an outbreak of "stomach flu" and "conjunctivitis" among some of the troops, Christmas and New Years leave, and problems with a cliff crumbling, among other activities and information.


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  • Vol. 04
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  • 16 pages
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