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This is a partial transcript of one of 3 correspondence books kept by Kenneth D. Marlatt during his service with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles in France, in 1916. Kenneth Marlatt rose from Lieutenant to Major during his service. The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles was a cavalry unit which participated in many of the most famous battles of the First World War.

TTOIPDM0011
25/10/16
Dear Colonel Gordon
Enclosed please find list of articles bought for your mess. I hope these are satisfactory. Am sorry I could not get any Paté de Foie Gras, or fresh vegetables. This account comes to 144.20 Fr and I am also sending;
2 bottles gin = 10.00
3 “ scotch = 15.00
B.F. F. Canteen= 144.20
Making a total of 169.20 Fr.

Kenneth D Marlatt

TTOIPDM0012
25/10/16
Colonel Gordon
I received your message re German Trench Mortar. Today I went to Ordnace but they will not be settled until Friday and I shall go then & get the marks & numbers off the guns. Also a receipt from capt Pilman.

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt.

O.C. 4 ~ C M R Bt.
Am enclosing Indent (?) forms for 3 bicycles. It is necessary to have your signature to these. Will you please sign same, so that Lea may bring them back.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt.


Several calculations

A table of days of the month and week… no idea what for although one column is labeled “theatre”, though it is blank.

TTOIPDM0013
27/10/16
Dear Paul
We have not received any Coal Oil for 3 days & have run completely out. Can you please give us 10 gals tomorrow.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR

28/10/16

Mess Bill
The H.R. Mess Bill totaled 169.20 Fr.
Made up as follows;
2 Vermouth = 10.00
2 Bene =18.00
2 Sherry = 8.00
1 Curacco = 9.00
1 Bitters = 4.25
3 Scotch =15.00
2 Gin =10.00
74.25
Food = 94.95
Liquor = 74.25
Total =169.20
Kenneth D Marlatt

30/10/16
Took over from 5th CMR Bt guard at AC62 Transport ~~~
Tents
Shelters
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0014
31/10/16
Corp. 5th CMR Bt. Guard
Your battalion has moved into the line. Find out from your quartermaster where they are and then report to Major Roades & turn over to him this receipt.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt.
4th CMR Bt.

30/10/16
The kitchen condemned by I.O.M. Corps was of British Pattern as was also Kitchen issued to replace it.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

30/01/16
Pte. Troke
Send me to Transport for their meal & they will have to stay in a #9 tonight.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
To O.C. Engineers ~~ (S…p?)
Kindly issue bearer with 500 ft. 2’x4” for building stable.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

Plans for a stable

31/10/16
Will you kindly give bearer some castor oil. We have an officer who is ill
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
Adj 4th CMR
Will you kindly have Major Patterson sign attached form & then have same forwarded to A.D.V.S.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
Dear Billy
Am not feeling well & Tom is taking up the Transport. Am enclosing a piece of D.S.O ribbon – which should be useful.
Tom has your flash light with best refill Collins could get.
I advanced Collins 1200 Fr for canteen & he had about 800 fr, so he has got a good start.
Could not get any glass chimneys – will try again
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
Adj. 4th CMR
Sgt. Youde has just returned from RANCAICOURT with prisoner #1442 Pte. BROOKS C.A.
We are Keeping him here waiting instructions
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.


31/10/16
Adj 4th CMR
Re your message F 4 07 31/10/16.
There are at transport the following:
Polic(e?) = 4
Prisoners = 3
Band =16
Water detail(?) = 3
Transport & ~~= 75
101
This includes transport men & grooms at ACR

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
Adj 4th CMR
As stated in my R8/31/10/16, Pte Brooks & escort arrived back this afternoon.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0015-18
1/11/16
Summary of evidence of Pte #1442 CA BROOKS
I enlisted in Toronto about April 1915. I was in the second section of the M.G. under sargt. HARTLEY. Now Lieut in the C.I.B. M.G Co. I came over to England with the 4 CMRR While there I obtained a Pass to London where I was taken sick and admitted to a military hospital on ENDEL st. I was suffering from Pleurisy, Phneumonia, (sic) and Typhoid fever. I was there about three months and was then sent to a Canadian Convalsecent home at BROMLEY Kent. I was there for two and a half months. I ran away from there. The reason being I wished to rejoin my regiment. When I got to DIBGATE, I found that the regiment had left for France. Then I did not know what to do so I ripnted to a guard room there I stated my crose but they could do nothing for me. This was a Canadian guard under a Sargt. I then decided to try & get over to France myself. In this I succeeded, landing in Havre about the month of February 1916. I have been about six months trying to find my Regiment. When I was in Amiens I heard that the 4th CMR were in the line somewhere in the Somme District. I then gave myself up to the Police for the reason of getting back to my Regiment. I have never been attached or enlisted in any other Regiment except the 4 CMR. I can be identified by Lieut HARTLEY 8 ch CIBMG co. Pte CROCKER ds.

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

1/11/16
Adj 4th CMR
Re your F 419 31/10/16 re Pte BROOKS CA
Enclosed please find a copy of statement given to brigade.

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

1/11/16
Adj 4th CMR
Re cook for Brigade ~~~ Dillon

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0019-20
4/11/16
Dear Paul
Did Capt Graham speak to you about sending us a hind quarter or a piece of tenderloin? I have been very much off colour for past few days & have not been able to eat any meat but wanted to try a nice steak, & that --------! on the dump has not given us a hind quarter for the past week. Please brain the brute if he does not send us either tenderloin or a hind quarter (with me in) tomorrow.
If you happen to have a nice steak I wish you would give bearer a small piece just enough for one.
Sincerely,
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0021
2/12/16
Kindly deliver to bearer all the coal he can put on his limbs.
Kenneth D. Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0022
France, 1/12/16
To
Estates Branch
Canadian Pay & Recnd (?) Office
T Millbank S.W.

Re kit and personal effects of Lieut C.H. Peaker
4th C.M.R. Bt

Last June I sent Leiut. C H Peaker’s kit & personal effects in the usual way.
Have just received a letter from his mother Mrs. Rose Peaker. 190 Marlborough. Ave, Ottawa, Ont. Saying that none of this had been received. Leiut C H Peaker was first reported “missing” but has since been reported “killed”
Please give this matter your attention. I have the honour to be your obedient servant
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

The rest of the book contains several requests for supplies, notably coal, wood, and tents, as well as another letter regarding the kit and effects of other officers whose families had not yet received them.
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1916
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Transcript of Army Book 152 WW1 Correspondence Book (Field Service)


This is a partial transcript of one of 3 correspondence books kept by Kenneth D. Marlatt during his service with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles in France, in 1916. Kenneth Marlatt rose from Lieutenant to Major during his service. The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles was a cavalry unit which participated in many of the most famous battles of the First World War.

TTOIPDM0011
25/10/16
Dear Colonel Gordon
Enclosed please find list of articles bought for your mess. I hope these are satisfactory. Am sorry I could not get any Paté de Foie Gras, or fresh vegetables. This account comes to 144.20 Fr and I am also sending;
2 bottles gin = 10.00
3 “ scotch = 15.00
B.F. F. Canteen= 144.20
Making a total of 169.20 Fr.

Kenneth D Marlatt

TTOIPDM0012
25/10/16
Colonel Gordon
I received your message re German Trench Mortar. Today I went to Ordnace but they will not be settled until Friday and I shall go then & get the marks & numbers off the guns. Also a receipt from capt Pilman.

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt.

O.C. 4 ~ C M R Bt.
Am enclosing Indent (?) forms for 3 bicycles. It is necessary to have your signature to these. Will you please sign same, so that Lea may bring them back.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt.


Several calculations

A table of days of the month and week… no idea what for although one column is labeled “theatre”, though it is blank.

TTOIPDM0013
27/10/16
Dear Paul
We have not received any Coal Oil for 3 days & have run completely out. Can you please give us 10 gals tomorrow.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR

28/10/16

Mess Bill
The H.R. Mess Bill totaled 169.20 Fr.
Made up as follows;
2 Vermouth = 10.00
2 Bene =18.00
2 Sherry = 8.00
1 Curacco = 9.00
1 Bitters = 4.25
3 Scotch =15.00
2 Gin =10.00
74.25
Food = 94.95
Liquor = 74.25
Total =169.20
Kenneth D Marlatt

30/10/16
Took over from 5th CMR Bt guard at AC62 Transport ~~~
Tents
Shelters
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0014
31/10/16
Corp. 5th CMR Bt. Guard
Your battalion has moved into the line. Find out from your quartermaster where they are and then report to Major Roades & turn over to him this receipt.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt.
4th CMR Bt.

30/10/16
The kitchen condemned by I.O.M. Corps was of British Pattern as was also Kitchen issued to replace it.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

30/01/16
Pte. Troke
Send me to Transport for their meal & they will have to stay in a #9 tonight.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
To O.C. Engineers ~~ (S…p?)
Kindly issue bearer with 500 ft. 2’x4” for building stable.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

Plans for a stable

31/10/16
Will you kindly give bearer some castor oil. We have an officer who is ill
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
Adj 4th CMR
Will you kindly have Major Patterson sign attached form & then have same forwarded to A.D.V.S.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
Dear Billy
Am not feeling well & Tom is taking up the Transport. Am enclosing a piece of D.S.O ribbon – which should be useful.
Tom has your flash light with best refill Collins could get.
I advanced Collins 1200 Fr for canteen & he had about 800 fr, so he has got a good start.
Could not get any glass chimneys – will try again
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
Adj. 4th CMR
Sgt. Youde has just returned from RANCAICOURT with prisoner #1442 Pte. BROOKS C.A.
We are Keeping him here waiting instructions
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.


31/10/16
Adj 4th CMR
Re your message F 4 07 31/10/16.
There are at transport the following:
Polic(e?) = 4
Prisoners = 3
Band =16
Water detail(?) = 3
Transport & ~~= 75
101
This includes transport men & grooms at ACR

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

31/10/16
Adj 4th CMR
As stated in my R8/31/10/16, Pte Brooks & escort arrived back this afternoon.
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0015-18
1/11/16
Summary of evidence of Pte #1442 CA BROOKS
I enlisted in Toronto about April 1915. I was in the second section of the M.G. under sargt. HARTLEY. Now Lieut in the C.I.B. M.G Co. I came over to England with the 4 CMRR While there I obtained a Pass to London where I was taken sick and admitted to a military hospital on ENDEL st. I was suffering from Pleurisy, Phneumonia, (sic) and Typhoid fever. I was there about three months and was then sent to a Canadian Convalsecent home at BROMLEY Kent. I was there for two and a half months. I ran away from there. The reason being I wished to rejoin my regiment. When I got to DIBGATE, I found that the regiment had left for France. Then I did not know what to do so I ripnted to a guard room there I stated my crose but they could do nothing for me. This was a Canadian guard under a Sargt. I then decided to try & get over to France myself. In this I succeeded, landing in Havre about the month of February 1916. I have been about six months trying to find my Regiment. When I was in Amiens I heard that the 4th CMR were in the line somewhere in the Somme District. I then gave myself up to the Police for the reason of getting back to my Regiment. I have never been attached or enlisted in any other Regiment except the 4 CMR. I can be identified by Lieut HARTLEY 8 ch CIBMG co. Pte CROCKER ds.

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

1/11/16
Adj 4th CMR
Re your F 419 31/10/16 re Pte BROOKS CA
Enclosed please find a copy of statement given to brigade.

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

1/11/16
Adj 4th CMR
Re cook for Brigade ~~~ Dillon

Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0019-20
4/11/16
Dear Paul
Did Capt Graham speak to you about sending us a hind quarter or a piece of tenderloin? I have been very much off colour for past few days & have not been able to eat any meat but wanted to try a nice steak, & that --------! on the dump has not given us a hind quarter for the past week. Please brain the brute if he does not send us either tenderloin or a hind quarter (with me in) tomorrow.
If you happen to have a nice steak I wish you would give bearer a small piece just enough for one.
Sincerely,
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0021
2/12/16
Kindly deliver to bearer all the coal he can put on his limbs.
Kenneth D. Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

TTOIPDM0022
France, 1/12/16
To
Estates Branch
Canadian Pay & Recnd (?) Office
T Millbank S.W.

Re kit and personal effects of Lieut C.H. Peaker
4th C.M.R. Bt

Last June I sent Leiut. C H Peaker’s kit & personal effects in the usual way.
Have just received a letter from his mother Mrs. Rose Peaker. 190 Marlborough. Ave, Ottawa, Ont. Saying that none of this had been received. Leiut C H Peaker was first reported “missing” but has since been reported “killed”
Please give this matter your attention. I have the honour to be your obedient servant
Kenneth D Marlatt
Capt
4th CMR Bt.

The rest of the book contains several requests for supplies, notably coal, wood, and tents, as well as another letter regarding the kit and effects of other officers whose families had not yet received them.