Everything abnormally quiet. Word was received from Bde. that in all probability the enemy would commence to withdraw and special efforts were made to keep in touch with him. As it turned out, however, it was during the early part of the morning of the next day that he really did abandon his positions East of the Canal de la Sensee. All arrangements were made that in case of his withdrawal, close touch could be maintained and patrols were sent to follow up his retirement. Very little shelling during the day, by enemy artillery. Our heavies carried out several destructive shoots on points East of the Canal de la Sensee. Owing to low hanging ground mists and the unsettled weather visibility was poor. Weather:-Unsettled.
During the day, which was very quiet, the Commanding Officer visited the companies. Except for a little shelling of Headquarters there was nothing to report. Lieut.D.J.McDonnel arrived as reinforcement and was take on the strength as from 15-10-18.
At Sauchy Lestree,Major A.S. English and Lieut R.S. Cross reported to the Battalion. Weather cloudy. Divisional reserve.