On October 29th the Nursing Sisters of No.1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station were invited to dinner and eight were free to accept our humble hospitality, for of whom were old friends of the Battalion, having crossed with the Unit on the Metagram from Canada almost four years ago. Other guests were Capt H.M.Wallie, M.C., Captain T.C. Tidy and Lieut. O.Menpes, M.C. After dinner Bandmaster Huncey, who had just recieved some new music, favored the party with a series of Waltzes, Fox-Trots and One-Steps which were greatly appreciated. The strict orders of No.1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station were responsible for an all too early termination of the party.
Training was carried out today according to the Syllabus issued Classes were held for Officers and N.C.Os, in topography, by Lieut. G. Hunter. During the afternoon a football match was played between No. 4 Company, Canadian Engineers and 2nd Battalion teams. 2nd Battalion won, 2-0. Weather: Fair.
Battalion holding same position in front line as on 28th. Ration train came under very heavy shelling in La Sentinelles. Lieut R.G. Cochran and Corporal A. Newbold were killed. Casualties, Officers – Killed – 1 Lieut R.H. Cochran, One officer wounded – Lieut J.A.D. Elder. 1 O.R. killed, 4 O.R.’s wounded. All back areas heavily shelled with HE & Gas by Hun.