Battalion holding same position in front line as on 30th. News arrived that Turkey has signed an armistice on favourable terms. All units busy preparing for tomorrows big show. Weather dull and cold.
On October 31st the Battalion was honoured by a visitation (unofficially) From H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Captain F.D. Raymond, M.C. who was in charge of the training, was presented to His Royal Highness by Lieut.-Colonel Millen, D.S.O. He in turn presented Captain D.J. More, M.C., Liieut. G.D. Woodstock and Lieut. D.K. MacDonnel. His Royal Highness talked with Captain Raymond for fifteen minutes and seemed greatly interested in the training and the welfare of the Battalion. The Battalion pays a high tribute to the valour and consistent service with the Battalion of the following non-commissioned Officers and Men who have laid down their lives in the discharge of their duty during the present month. [Follow the link for the full entry]
Training was today carried out according to Syllabus issued. Weather Unsettled. 12 Other Ranks joined as reinforcements 1-10-18: 8 Other Ranks joined as reinforcements 2-10-18: Capt. H.Taylor returned from leave, 4-10-18: Capt.P.C.Band granted one month’s special leave, 7-10-18: Capt. J. E. Barry, M.C., C.A.M.C. ceased to be attached to this unit. 6-10-18: Capt. P.J.O’Dwyer, C.A.M.C. attached to 2nd Bn., 4-10-18: Lieut. J.Levkey returned from leave, 5-10-18: Lieut. J.Milne, M.C. granted 14 days leave to U.K., 9-10-18: Capt. (A/Major) H.H.Hester rejoined from C.C.R.C.,8-10-18. Lieut. Col. L. T. McLaughlin, D.S.O., rejoined, 10-10-18: Lieut. A.Hewitt from leave, 10-10-18: Lieut. J.Maxwell granted 14 days leave to U.K.. 12-10-18: Lieut. A.J.Wall from leave, 12-10-18: Capt. P.J.O’Dwyer, C.A.M.C. ceased to be attached to 2nd bn., 11-10-18: Capt. F.M.Johnson, C.A.M.C. , attached to 2nd Bn., 11-10-18: Lieut A.McKinney joined as reinforcements, 16-10-18: Lieut. D.A.Cameron, M.C. to Rest Camp, 21-10-18: Major R.Vanderwater, D.S.O. granted 14 days leave to U.K., 21-10-18: Lieut R.H.Hopkins granted 14 days leave to U.K., 23-10-18: Capt. W.W.Murray, M.C. granted 14 days leave to U.K., 24-10-18: Lieut. J.H.Eastwood granted 14 days leave to U.k>, 25-10-18: Lieut.E.T.Douse joined as reinforcement, 25-10-18: Lieut. J. Maxwell, D.C.M from leave, 28-10-18: Lieut. D.A.Cameron, M.C. from Rest Camp, 31-10-18. Signed: Lieut.Col. McLaughlin, Commanding 2nd Cdn.Inf.Bde East. Ontario Regiment.