War of 1812
14 Nov 2014 40 days till Treaty of Ghent
This time of year is when the soldiers head for their winter quarters.
To come is the signing of the peace on 24 Dec 1814 at Ghent.
There will be a battle at New Orleans
The peace treaty will be ratified by the US in Feb 1815
Napoleon will escape from Elba and the 100 days war will start.
28 July 1914. British Navy ordered to War Bases
10 Aug 1914 Contract placed in Canada for the following;
Manufacture of 65,000 pair of boots; 35,000 Caps
15,000 Great Coats; 40,000 Jackets;
33,000 pairs of puttees; 150,000 pairs of Socks
16 Aug 1914 Four British infantry divisions and one cavalry division
land in France.
18 Aug 1914 Thousands of men begin arriving at Camp Valcartier
near Quebec City
25 Aug 1914 The city of Valenciennes, France falls to German forces
26 Sept 1914 Loading of men, equipment and horses begins at Quebec
3 Oct 1914 First contingent of CEF departs on 4,025 Km trip to England
and joins up with 538 soldiers from Nfld.
14 Oct 1914 Large convoy arrives at Plymouth and Devonshire, Eng.
16 Oct 1914 New Zealand expeditionary departs for France.
19 Oct 1914 First battle of Ypres begins.
5 Nov 1914 France and Great Britain declare war on Turkey.
Ref; to above, Legion Magazine Insert Nov/Dec 2014 issue