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CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS

A lady, formerly residing in England, writes to a London relative" from Calgary, Alberta, Canada :—■ '• As I am writing some men arc march* irig Ly singing 'We've got a. navy.' They are men who will enlist as soon as the lift* are thrown open. There is some delay with the opening of the recruiting, and these men go up to Victoria Park every night to drill, so that they will not lose any time. It is not a. case of stimulating recruiting. Men are most anxious to enlist. They are. grumbling that the number called" for in Alberta, is so small. These men go past the house every night when they have finished drill They are, alwavs singing as they march. Last night it was 'Cock o T the North,' and the night before 'Bluebell,' I always watch for them. Thpfo is something about volunteers as thev march along in civilian-' clothes that'thrills me more than < when • L hev are in uniform. I think it brings home the fart that it really might be your husband, vour brother, or your denre-t friend, as'it probably is. I suppose wo are apt to look upon a. soldier in uniform as ' having n. job in a way-' The sight of men in mufti muifc inspire many io enlist."

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CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS, Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS Issue 15692, 5 January 1915

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