JULY 29TH, 1914 BRITAIN ORDERS WAR PREPARATIONS TO THE "PRECAUTIONARY STAGE". CANADA FOLLOWS SUIT
HAMILTON GAULT DEVISES A CONCEPT TO RAISE A REGIMENT
Young Hamilton Gault
Enjoying one of the hottest summers in memory, few Canadians concerned themselves with the political climate in Europe during the summer of 1914. Understanding the severity of the situation in Europe, however, Captain Andrew Hamilton Gault, was determined to create an army unit that could be mobilized quickly for the comingcrisis. In late July, Gault devised a concept to raise a regiment with his own funds to prepare troops to come to the aid of the Empire. He felt certain this would be a quick and bloody war all over by Christmas. Canada’s quick response to the war was largely due to the insight of this dapper 33 year old Montreal millionaire.