Topic: Canadian Militia
Roll Call, Coal Fatigues, et al. (1902)
General Orders, 1902; Canada Gazette, volume 36, number 17, 25 October 1902
Subject to the requirements of training, which must be paramount, the soldier's time will be so apportioned that he has at his disposal on each day a certain definite period of leisure.
G.O. 103—Imperial Army Orders
The following extracts from Imperial Army Orders of 1st September, 1902, are published for the information and guidance of the Militia:—
Duties and Administration.— All roll calls will be discontinued, except those held—
(a) At reveille,
(b) For recruits, boys, defaulters, and for such other individual soldiers, and on such occasions as may be ordered by officers commanding stations and units.
2. Soldiers will be warned for all duties, &c., by means of daily orders posted in a suitable place in each squadron, battery, or company's quarters. The soldier will himself be held personally responsible that he makes himself acquainted with all orders.
3. Soldiers are permitted to smoke when walking in the streets, except when employed on any duty.
4. Coal fatigues will be performed by defaulters. If none are available, the fatigues will be performed as follows:—
(a) For non-regimental quarters, offices, schools, gymnasia, and other similar establishments and buildings—by the soldiers and civilian subordinates employed at such quarters, etc., or by arrangement with the contractor, provided no extra public expense is incurred thereby.
(b) For officers' mess and quarters, and sergeants' mess—by servants or waiters.
(c) For regimental institutes and offices—by men employed thereat.
(d) For married quarters and barrack room—by the occupants of the quarters or room.
Light carts or trucks should be utilized wherever available.
5. Kit inspection for trained men and recruits will be held only at such times as officers commanding corps, squadrons, etc., may consider necessary.
6. The visiting or inspection of barracks, stables, &c., will not, except in cases of necessity, be performed on Sunday. The holding of parades will, as far as possible, be avoided on Sundays.
7. A system of police will, wherever possible, replace garrison and regimental guards, which will only be mounted in special cases to be decided by the officer commanding the station of camp.
8. No soldier will be employed in any capacity whatever in canteens of institutes conducted on the tenant system, except for disciplinary purposes.
9. Subject to the requirements of training, which must be paramount, the soldier's time will be so apportioned that he has at his disposal on each day a certain definite period of leisure. This period will not be broken into for fatigue and working parties, except in circumstances of exceptional urgency.
The necessary amendments will be made to the King's Regulations. (Army Order No. 211 of 1902).