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.
The weather continued fine and conditions were normal. The Commanding Officer visited the 19th Canadian Battalion to arrange for a relief. Bathing was carried out by “B” and “D” companies at the baths at Eswars. On this date Liet. D.McGoudy was slightly wounded by shell-fire. Lieut-Colonel H.E.Pense, D.S.O.,M.C. proceeded on leave to England from this date. During his absence Major G.S.S. Bowerbank M.C. assumed command of the 21st Canadian Battalion.
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
On the morning of the 10th the number in the advance were 416, 50 other ranks in charge of Corpl. J.McLennan, M.M. had been detailed for the Brigade Evacuation Party and 18 other ranks under Serg. G.E. Dobbs for the Divisional Burial Party. The number at Transport, including bands, Q.M. Stores, Water Detail and Regtl. Transport was 106. 60 Other Ranks were on leave and of these away from the Battalion on course, etc, totaled 90. On his date Lieut D.K. MacDonnel, O.C. “B” Coy, was wounded by shell-fire, 1 other rank was killed and 6 other ranks wounded by shell-fire. 3320054 Pte. L. Sullivan, who was killed was a member of “A”Company and was considered a most efficient soldier. He was taken on strength of the 21st Canadian Battalion on August the 28th, 1918. His home was Rapids Des Junction, Quebec, Canada. In all 11 officers went forward with the Battalion on the morning of Nov 10th. Captain F.L.Ludlow and Lieut W. Nicholson remained with the rear details. Q.M. Stores and Transport. Owing to the casualties during August, September and October fighting the Battalion was very short of Officers. The following officers advanced with the Battalion. Headquarters: O.C., Lieut-Col-H.E Pense, D.S.O., M.C. Adjutant, Capt F. D Raymond, M.C. Intel Officer. Lieut. R.A. Stewart, Sig Officer, Lieut. J.G. Caldwell, “A” Company Lieut N.W. Edwards, Lieut J.L. Smith, “B” Company Lieut F. G. Robinson, Lieut G. D. Woodcock, “C” Company Lieut D.K.MacDonell. “D” Company Lieut R.J. Gill, Lieut W.I. Flemings. The Advance of the 21st Canadian Battalion halted at Forcean on the 10th were the unit rested overnight.