Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario; Lachute, Argenteuil, Quebec;
Raising reinforcements in Quebec
A letter, from Major William Van Allen, the Officer Commanding Forestry Reinforcing Company, Ottawa, to General Hemming, Officer Commanding Military District No. 3, Kingston, Ontario, Van Allen is asking Hemming about the possibility of appointing John Hay, M.L.A. of Lachute, Argenteuil, Quebec as a Lieutenant, recruiting Forestry Battalion Reinforcements in Argenteuil region in Quebec, this may help recruit more French-Canadians for the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Major William Van Allen;
January 8 1917