In the morning of August 30th, Lieutenant W.T.Bredin proceeded to England on leave of absence and Lieutenant E.B.Smythe, M.C. reported back from leave of absence. At 1.15p.m. the Battalion moved to St.Quentin where it was located in hutments. (See Operation Order no.212 attached) Lieutenent A.T.Waters reported to the Battalion and was post to “D” Company.
Zero Hour having been set at 4.20a.m., The Battalion was reported in position at 5.20a.m. The enemy apparently noticed unusual activity in our forward areas, and opened a heavy bombardment on our lines with 4.1’s and 5.9’s. We sustained no casualties. Without any preliminary bombardment our attack opened at 4.20a.m. [Follow the link for the full entry]
During the night of October 11th-12th the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade was relieved by a Brigade of the 51st Division, the 6th Gorodons relieved the 21st Canadian Battalion. Relief was complete at 0245 hours and the Battalion proceeded to billets is Escadoevres. Our casualties during the advance of the day were Officers, killed, 3, died of wounds, 1, wounded, 6, wounded at duty, 2 gassed, 1, Other Ranks, killed, 39, wounded, 272, Missing 2. he Guns of this Battery were very effective during the operation, in support of our companies, and co-operating with our Lewis Gunners against the enemy’s tanks.. [Follow the link for the full entry]
September 19th was very fine, but, owing to high winds, aircraft was inactive. The Brigade Major called at Battalion Headquarters in the morning. The Enemy Shelled the area occupied by the battalion during the afternoon. Special attention to be given to the ground near Arras-Cambrai Road. Our engineers projected drums of gas into the enemy’s defense during the night. Captain F.D. Raymond, M.C. reported from hospital and resumed his duties as Adjutant. A draft of twenty four other ranks arrived from the 2nd Divisional Wing, C.C.R.C.