Battalion in support in Marcoing Line. Relieved at about 7.30p.m. and procced to area near Bourlon under command of Major Rowlandson. Enemy Bombing planes very active. Weather Fine.
On October 1st, the Battalion, less “B” Echelon, Regtl.Transport and Rear Details, moved at 0430 hours from the Hindenburg Support Line as per O.O.222. Upon arrival at 0820 hours breakfast was served and the Battalion rested for the remainder of the day. At 1600 hours an advance party of 5 officers and 16 O.Rs proceeded ahead to take over new position. The Battalion followed at 1930 hours and, although there were much bombing by Hostile Aircraft, arrived in their new location at 2200 hours without casualties. The only shelters afforded where Shell and Funk holes. “B” echelon moved at 0530 hours to an Area South-West of Bourlon and was joined by a portion of “A” Echelon at 2100 hours the same night. The weather continue Fair although slightly colder. Lieut J.R. Gill returned from Course on this date. Capt F.D. Raymond, M.C., and Lieut. E.W. Edwards proceeded to England on leave of absence.
Battalion in reserve, re-equipping and re-organizing during the morning. Transport and rear Details at location just East of Inchy. During the afternoon, according to instructions from Brigade, the Battalion took over area vacated by the 3rd Can.Bn. West of Haynecourt. Move completed at 3.45p.m. Verbal instructions were then received to the effect that the Bn. moved back to its former area. Weather: Fine.