War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn, CEF-Wednesday, September 4, 1918

Routine Orders of this date stated that decorations had been awarded as follows: – Bar to the Military Medal/ 59685 Sgt.W.H.Murney (now deceased) 725005 Sgt. S. Cooper, M.M. 636685 Corpl. T. Baird, M.M. Military Medal:- 58174 Cpl.W.Griffiths, 193366 Pte. Haderram, 59200 Sgt.H.G.W.Worden, 80046 Sgt. J.H. West, 454457 Cpl. J.J.Higgins, 470195 Sgt. W. Dumrose, 800335 Pte. O.F. Dalton, 239531 Pte. H.H. Smith, 14806 L.Cpl. L.E. Jones, 855107 Pte. F.W.Porter, 51885 Cpl. A. Rollings, 193079 Pte. K.V.Fox, 1063314 Pte. A.H.Baldwin, 47010 Pte. T. McGarry, 50732 Pte. F. McGraham, 606272 Pte. W.H. Gray, 07273 Pte. W.W.Dafoe, 193053 Pte. E. Clarin, 200052 Sgt. G.T.Tillbrroke, 633222 L/Cpl. W. Campbell, 1007212 Cpl. K.MacGullivan, 434072 Cpl. W.J.Charles, 636093 Pte. A. McKay, 724281 Pte. H. McInnis, 455091 Pte. J. W. Bartlett, 639773 Pte. H.B.LaPlante, 675170 Pte.F.Blochner, 1070267 Pte.G.H.Thorpe, 475277 Pte. L. Croyy, 831750 Pte. W.J. Smith. These decorations were awarded those other ranks in respect of acts of gallantry by them in the attack carried out on the enemy’s position East of Marcelcave on August 8th, 1918. The recipients were congratulated by the Commanding Officer and their many friends throughout the Battalion. In the afternoon the battalion moved forward and took up positions in the Beaucourt West line with Battalion Headquarters.

War Diaries – 2nd Bn. CEF

2nd Bn, CEF-Wednesday, September 4, 1918

During the operations on preceding days Liaison was very indifferent, consequently elements of units, brigades, and even divisions were mixed. And until the correct disposition of these were collected no individual or concentrated effort could possibly be successful. The morning was spent on this. Gas shelling by the enemy was continued and his heavy guns played on Inchy. Later during the day orders were received that relief of the Bn. would be effect by the 29th Battalion. An enemy counter-attack considerably delayed completion of relief and not until the early hours was it accomplished.