Divine Service was conducted in the field by Cap. Renison of 2nd Can. Division at intervals from 9.00a.m. for Companies and Details. Roman Catholic Service was held in the field at 9.15a.m. During the afternoon baths at Hendicourt were used by the Battalion. Companies & Details bathed and were issued with clean clothing. Capt.G.G.Winterbottom, M.C., D.C.M., Lieut. R.L. Warner and Lieut. H.S.Cobb joined the Battalion. Weather: Unsettled.
The weather was very quiet during the early hours of the morning and day broke very bright and clear. At 8:00am information was received that the 32nd Division on our right and the 4th Canadian Division on our left would pass through the 1st Can. Division and resume the attack. A little excitement was caused when within a few hundred yards of the camp an enemy aeroplane fired into the convoy, but, fortunately, without causing a casualty. Shelling of the rear area was practically nil, although forward the incessant firing conveyed the impression that our forces were meeting with stubborn resistance. This was confirmed in the evening. The enemy had concentrated reserve troops, and had several times counter-attacked. Meanwhile our ‘heavies’ were moved up, one battery close to Bn. H.Q. and no time was lost in coming into action. Weather: Fine and warm.
During the early hours of the morning more ‘heavies’ were brought up and set in the vicinity of Battalion H.Q. These later commenced harassing fire on enemy centres of activity. Instructions were received from Brigade that the Battalion would move to quarters occupied by the 2nd C.M.Rs, and that the 1st brigade would be in Divisional Reserve in the Folies Area. Operation Order NO.41 issued. Companies and Details moved independently and occupied surface shelters around small wood. Move was completed by 7.30 P.M. and Brigade notified. A feature noticeable during the stay at Beaufort and Beaufort Wood was the nightly attacks by enemy aircraft which bombed the rear areas with regularity, causing damage, but for the number of bombs dropped, surprisingly few casualties. Weather: Fair.