At 3.00a.m. a conference was held by the Commanding Officer with all Company and Section Commanders, relative to proposed operations. In the afternoon these contemplated operations were cancelled. The Commanding Officer visited Brigade Headquarters and sent back word that they had received definite information that the enemy were retiring on the immediate South. With this information orders were given to send out fighting patrols on the Battalion frontage, to gain information as to the disposition of the enemy regarding a possible withdrawal on our front. Patrol report definitely shows that the enemy was still there. About 6.00pm, the Battalion was informed that the 25th Canadian Battalion would be relieved and the Battalion were to move into Brigade Reserve, in our old Front Line system West of Foquescourt.
Instructions were received from Brigade that at a time and date to be notified later the attack would resume. But afterwards postponed. Enemy harassed front and back areas with overhead shrapnel during part of the day which was otherwise normal. Aircraft were very active and had good visibility. Lieuts J. Milne and A.Hewitt returned from 1st Div 1. Wing C.C.R.C also 12 O.Rs. were taken on strength. Weather: Fair.
Battalion relieved in course of the night. Reinforcements for all the Battalions in that Brigade arrived. Weather fine. Huns continue bombing and shelling.