War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn. CEF-Thursday, August 15, 1918

The Battalion arrived in new area, after relief, about 4.00p.m. August 15th, but on account of concentration of gas shellings on this area for the previous two hours, the Battalion was moved again through the trenches to new positions. The Gas shelling continues as “A” Company and some of our details passed through the village of Foquescourt, was extremely effective and we were unfortunate in sustaining the following casualties: – Officers: 6, Other Ranks: 36. During the day the enemy heavily shelled the villages of Maricourt, Chilly and Foquescourt. The aircraft of both sides were active. At night the enemy shelling increased and his bombing aircraft continue active.

Image: Canadians wearing gas masks bringing in wounded. Battle of Amiens. August, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.


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