War Diaries – 2nd Bn. CEF

2nd Bn, CEF-Saturday, October 12, 1918

Early in the morning reconnoitering parties under command of Major R.deW.Waller, M.C. went forward and reconnoitered the forward area with a view of varying out a relief of the 16th Can.Inf.Bn. O.O. No. 55 was issued to Companies and Details Ordering a further move forward from the area of Brigade H.Q. (Quarry). The Bn. Fell in at 1700 hours and went forward and relieved the 16th Bn. Reliefs were complete at 1930 hrs. and accomplished without casualties. Lt-Col.L.T.McLaughlin, D.S.O. commanded the Bn. with Lieut.J.H.Eastwood, M.C. commadning No.1 Company, Lieut.W.A.Fellows commanding No.2. Company, Major H.H.Hester commanding No.3 Company and Lieut.D.A.Cameron, M.C. commanding No.4 Company. Strength of Bn was 550 all ranks. Shelling during the day consisted of harassing fire by the enemy, with our ‘heavies’ carrying out destructive shoots on targets East of the Canal. Transport and rear Details moved from area near Vis en Artois at 1300 hrs., arriving at P.2.c.70.30 at 1350 hrs. (Ref 51B) Weather: Unsettled.

Image: A Canadian Scot observing the movement of the Germans. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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