At 5:30pm the Battalion de-bussed near Boves Wood and remained in the Wood for the day. Reconnoitering party where sent forward to report on Assembly Area. Later in the day, the Transport which came by road arrived. At 11:00pm the Battalion, less Transport and rear details, moved to Gentelles Wood, the latter remaining in Boves Wood. Weather: Cloudy.
Unusual aerial and artillery activity prevailed during August 6th. Lieutenant Young, No. 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force was forced to land near us. He sustained minor injuries and was directed to 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters. From which he returned to his squadron. On the morning of August 6th, a conference of Brigade Unit Commanders was held at Brigade Headquarters. Boise L’Abbe at which detailed instructions were verbally promulgated regarding the forthcoming attack on the enemy positions; also instructions were issued, at this time, to Battalion Commanders that as many reconnoitering parties as possible were to be sent out with a view to taking assembly positions. On return from Brigade Conference, the Commanding Officer immediately held a meeting of all Company and Section Commanders. During this time Operation Order No. 199 had been issued for the attack.