This book is intended as a slight record of the
1st Canadian Contingent, who endured the hard winter at Salisbury
with such courage, cheerfulness and patience, and who fought so
gallantly and determinedly at Ypres.
It is also a means of adding to the funds of the
Canadian Field Comforts Commission, for the purchase for the
Canadian Division at the Front of many extra comforts, which are
welcomed by the officers and much appreciated by the men.
My thanks are due to Mrs. G. W. MacKeen for the
descriptions of the two camps; to Miss Arnoldi for her impression of
Salisbury Plain as we saw itówe think there should be a special
clasp for Salisbury Plain; to Miss Jessie Pope for "The Lads of the
Maple Leaf"; to Canon Scott for two poems, "On the Rue du Bois" and
"Requiescant"; to Captain Ambrose for *Mud"; to an M.O. for "The Men
of God," and to many correspondents from the Front. I wish also to
thank all those who have allowed me to use their photographs.
In Valcartier, at Amesbury, and now from
Shorncliffe, Miss Arnoldi and I have had the privilege of working
for our men. We have known and admired and loved them, and they have
brought to all Canadians great honour together with much sorrow.
This book of pictures is dedicated to the 1st Canadian Contingent.
Mary Plummer, Lieut.,
Canadian Field Comforts Commissioner.
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