Brigade Guard supplied by 38th Battalion. Brigade inspected by General Sir David L. Watson, KCB, CMG. Weather fine.
Early in the morning the enemy bombarded the area on our immediate left. Preparations were made by Companies and Sections for a move to the forward area. The Commanding Officer attended conference at the 4th Brigade Headquarters at 0900 hours and at 2015 hours. Throughout the day enemy aircraft was quite active. Routine orders of this date announced the follow awards:- Bar to M.C., Capt F.D. Raymond, M.C., Lieut A.W.May, M.C.; The M.C., Capt. N.J.MacGrimmon, Capt.L.Fraser, Lieuts.D.McK.Goudy, W.A.Stewart, H.D.Wightman; The D.C.M., R.S.M., T.F. Jordan 59530, C.S.M. S. Thomas, 59969, Sergt. J.Packer, 59768, L/Cpl.A.R.Fenwick 1093048, L/Cpl. J.C.Long 144933, Pte. A.McPhee 633512. The recipients were congratulated by the Commanding Officer and their friends through the Battalion. From this Date 59969 C.S.M. S. Thomas temporary assumed the duties of R.S.M.
Syllabus of Training adhered to by Companies and Details. Capt. A/Major H.H.Hester retaken on the strength of Battalion. Weather: Fine, Cool.