War Diaries – 2nd Bn. CEF

2nd Bn, CEF-Friday, August 16, 1918

During the early hours of the morning more ‘heavies’ were brought up and set in the vicinity of Battalion H.Q. These later commenced harassing fire on enemy centres of activity. Instructions were received from Brigade that the Battalion would move to quarters occupied by the 2nd C.M.Rs, and that the 1st brigade would be in Divisional Reserve in the Folies Area. Operation Order NO.41 issued. Companies and Details moved independently and occupied surface shelters around small wood. Move was completed by 7.30 P.M. and Brigade notified. A feature noticeable during the stay at Beaufort and Beaufort Wood was the nightly attacks by enemy aircraft which bombed the rear areas with regularity, causing damage, but for the number of bombs dropped, surprisingly few casualties. Weather: Fair.

War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn, CEF-Friday, August 16, 1918

In the afternoon the brigade was ordered to advance its line East as far as the Railway in conjunction with the 1st Canadian Division on our right. This action commenced at 4.30p.m. Our Battalion supplied the evacuation party for this operation. In this operation the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade were successful in capturing the village of Fransart, after strong opposition, sustaining only moderate casualties.  The troops found to be opposing us in this operation were the 2nd Jaegars of the Alpine Corps. Troops supposed to be equally as good as the renound Brandenburg Cockchaffeurs.