Close touch was kept with the enemy in case of a withdrawal on his part. Plans were made whereby the 2nd and 3rd Can.Inf.Bns. (the two front line battalions) would cross the Canal and enter Ferin with a view to establishing an outpost line East of the village and, if not successful in this, to obtain as much information in connection with the disposition of the enemy’s forces on the 1st Brigade front as could be had. During the day there was no sign to indicate that the enemy was contemplating a withdrawal, although things were abnormally quiet. Weather: Unsettled.
The day was spent quietly by the Battalion which rested in Eswars. Routine Orders of the date announced the following decorations:- Bar to Military Cross Capt H.G. Deane, M.C.; The Military Cross Lieut.V.R.Ullman (Order of St.Stanislaus), The Distinguished Conduct Medal: 675739 Sergt. K.H.Draper 675360, Sergt. D.F. Garlick. The Recipients were heartily congratulated by the Commanding Officer and their many friends in the Battalion.
R.C. Church parade at 9.00a.m. Protestant church parade at 10.00a.m. Weather Fine.