Sunday, 13 January 2008

Mess Night, Germany - January 1919

This menu from January 17 1919 and was for a Mess Night held by the Alberta Regiment of the 31st Canadian Infantry Batallion.

The Canadian batallion saw action in France and Belgium from September 1915 until the end of hostilities in 1918. They formed part of the Army of Occupation in Germany in December 1918, and finally returned home in May 1919.

The menu is worth taking a moment to look at more closely - it has been put together with many references to the conflict just finished.

On the back of the menu are the signatures of some who attended the dinner - and at the top is that of R.F. Daglish.

This was Robert Findley Daglish (1896-1988), who I have written about before (see April 2007). He served in the Royal Air Force at the end of the First World War, and the photo below is thought to be his squadron; it probably includes Robert and some of the others who signed the menu card.

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