War Diaries – 38th Bn. CEF

38th Bn, CEF-Friday, November 1, 1918

Battalion in front line on West bank of Canal D’Escaut. The battalion commenced to cross Canal D’Escaut at 11.40a.m. Crossing completed at 12.40 – for attack on Valenciennes. Considerable resistance encountered from enemy machine guns and snipers, and four posts were mopped up. Battalion established for the night along railway and touch was established with the Battalion on our left and 10th Canadian Infantry brigade on our right. Patrols were sent through the city at night and met with considerable resistance from machine gun and trench mortar fire. Casualties – One officer wounded (later died of wounds) Lieut W.D.Munis, MC. Other Ranks – 7 wounded and 3 killed. Weather fine.

War Diaries – 2nd Bn. CEF

2nd Bn, CEF-Friday, November 1, 1918

Training carried out as usual. Ranges were allotted to Communication Section, Scouts, Police and Pioneers. All company men who required additional training also fired. During the afternoon Organized Sports were held. A concert given by the Band and members of the Battalion was held in the School-house, and heartily enjoyed by men of Nos.1& 2 Companies and half of H.Q.Details. Weather: Unsettled.