On this day training was carried out as per Syllabus. In the afternoon the Battalion was paraded to a concert in Aniche, given by the 5th Canadian Divisional Concert Party, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The weather continued fine, though slightly overcast. Lieut. V. R. Ullman, M.C. reported to the Battalion for duty from rest camp.
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.
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.