As the weather continued fine much aerial activity was observed. The Commanding Officers, accompanied by Captain R.J. Renison, proceeded Forward to reconnoiter Battalion battle Position in event of hostile attack. At dusk the Battalion moved to a new location one mile south-west, and was in position by 1930 hours. One of our R.E.8 planes was brought down under control by enemy aircraft at 2030 hours. Our artillery maintained at periods a heavy bombardment of the front. Two O.Rs wounded (none at duty): eleven horses Killed and four horses wounded. . A draft of 156 other ranks arrived as reinforcements this date. The majority of these men came from Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island, while the balance were from Eastern Ontario.
Operation Order No.53 Issued. At 1130 hours Companies and Details moved off at intervals to the Cagnicourt Area, via Marquion and Villers les Cagnicourt, arriving at 1500 hours. Transport and rear Details moved independently. Remainder of day spent in returning extra battle equipment, etc. Weather Fair & cool. 1st Can.Divn. Cam under orders of Corps.