On the other hand, I would bet on Canada potentially doubling the troop totals committed to the war. This isn't a British war anymore, but a personal, Canadian, war.
I agree with the gist of the post - no clue on details.
This is an open question on my part, as my knowledge of the Canadian military in 1914 is very limited..... On the last point in the quote above, would the Canadian volunteers skew towards the Navy or the Army, after the results of the raids? (I'd guess the volunteers get steered towards where they're most needed and where the Canadian military has capacity for billeting and training - which may be different than the volunteers first choice)