War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn. CEF- Friday, August 9, 1918

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.

Image: Tanks going forward to attack Germans in wood, Infantry on right; prisoners are seen coming in, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.


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