War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn, CEF-Sunday, August 18, 1918

A draft of 48 Other Ranks arrived from the 2nd Divisional Wing, C.C.R.C. on this date, Major G.S.S. Bowerbank proceeded forward to assume the duties of Adjutant, Vice Captain F.D.Raymond, M.C. who was admitted to hospital, gassed. During this period the weather continued fine. On Sunday the 18th the Chaplain, Captain R.J.Rannison, conducted a service, which the Brigadier attended at 10.00a.m. Following the service General Rennie spoke briefly to the Battalion congratulating it on its work during the operations, which commenced on August 8th. He spoke feeling of the death of our late Commanding Officer, Colonel Jones, and announced that Major Penne, who had assumed command of the Battalion, had been granted the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Later in the morning a wire was received to the effect that the Divisional Commander had approved of the acting rank of Lieutenant Colonel for Major Pense, pending publications of appointment.

Image: Sir Douglas Haig congratulating Canadians. Battle of Amiens. August, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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