A young picket from Regina, Saskatchewan who cares for the military horses in the hold of the S.S. Massanabie. Regis is only sixteen, having lied about his age in order to enlist in the army. He is skittish and childish, and even tells Robert Ross that he promised his mother he would not drink during his time overseas. Regis is the last remaining picket present when Robert has to shoot a horse that breaks its leg, and, like Robert, is deeply upset by the incident.
Regis Character Timeline in The Wars
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Part 1, Chapter 27
...horse repeatedly until Joyce pulls him away. The other horses are spooked and nearly trample Regis, so Joyce runs off to commandeer more men to help them. Robert declines Regis’s offer... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 28