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forces, it was desirable that there should be a "Minister of Overseas Military Forces of Canada" to be responsible for the administration of the military forces of Canada in the United Kingdom and on the Continent of Europe. The said minister was to reside and discharge his duties in London, to negotiate on the part of the Government of Canada with His Majesty's Government in all matters connected with the Government, command and disposition of the overseas forces, and to make such arrangements as might be advisable for co-ordinating their operations and services with those of His Majesty's troops.

On October 31st, 1916, the Honourable Sir George Halsey Perley, Acting High Commissioner in London, was appointed Minister of Overseas Military Forces from Canada in the United Kingdom, without salary. He continued in office for a year, resigning on October Nth, 1917, and was succeeded by Sir A. E. Kemp, who had himself resigned the office of Minister of Militia in Canada.


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