On the morning of August 9th the Battalion were ordered to move to the area around which the personnel of the 4th Canadian Brigade were located. Reconnoitering parties were sent forward to reconnoiter a section of the old Amiens Defense System. During the night the enemy aircraft were very active bombing in our rear areas, including our immediate vicinity. The Battalion was deployed in Artillery Formation and we sustained no casualties. From the time of gaining our first objective the attack proceeded as laid down in Divisional Orders, and by the night of August 9th we had received word that the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade, which had passed through the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade, were in possession of Roiseres, after strong enemy opposition. After the Capture of this town the 4th Canadian Division were ordered to attack through the 2nd Canadian Division.
Orders were received at 4:00am for the Battalion to take up fresh assembly positions. For these, the Battalion moved off at 8:00am and later in the day, leap-frogged and attacked Beaufort and Rouvroy-en-Santerre. The two villages were taken after stiff fighting.
Before Zero Hour at 12:10am, large bodies of Cavalry assisted by Whippet Tanks proceeded us and practically cleared our area of advance until we arrived in the vicinity of Cayuga Woods where long range machine gun fire was encountered from the right flank, and was taken on with Lewis Guns and rifles. As no serious opposition had been encountered at our first objective the leading Companies proceeded to our final objective being about 1000 yards West of the Village of Caix. The two Support Companies and Battalion Headquarters remained in the vicinity of Cayuga Wood. There was still some hostile fire from machine guns on our right flank, but this was not of a serious nature.