21st Bn, CEF-Sunday, August 25, 1918

The Battalion spent the day of the 25th in completing arrangements and observing for the attack of the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Divisions, in conjunction with the advancement of the 3rd Army, slated for early on the morning of the 26th. On this date Lieutenants, A.E. Gardiner, C.T.Hanley and W.A.Stewart, who had been wounded at Marcelcave on August 8th, were struck off strength of the battalion on being evacuated to England. The following other ranks proceed to England to attend Canadian Training School, with a view to qualify for commissions: – 455495 Serg. J.J.Barber, M.M., 469128 Sert.J.D.McGillivary, M.M., 59803 Sergt. P.F.Firie, M.M., 59523 Sergt, E.G.Jones, 765504 Corpl. J.C.McLaren and 1263320 Pte. A.L.Johnson, M.M. Lieutenent W.Currie, M.C.,M.M. reported from hospital and proceed forward to join the battalion on the night of August 25th/26th.

Image: Canadians in support line watch their comrades advance. Advance East of Arras. August, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.


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