“Dominated by the passion to get into the game and bring it to a proper issue with all possible speed, the men, under the capable guidance of their no less interested officers, have surprised older military men by their exceptional adaptability to the rigid requirements of the new business. …By their exploits on the parade ground, their work at the guns and at drill [they] have earned merited applause from the Governor-General. … Men who a few weeks ago knew practically nothing of soldiering and its requirements are to-day experts in military exercises, gun-laying, signaling, telegraphic work, and all the intricate requirements of a modern artillery battery.” (1)
We shall learn more about the intricate requirements of a modern artillery battery in the days ahead.
The photograph is from Percy’s small album, and is labelled “First eighteen-pounder, Petawawa.”
(1) Globe July 1, 1916 12.