Preparations being made for further attack on Valenciennes at dawn and companies moved forward to Eastern outskirts of City and established at E.1.a.55.30 to J.16.a.65.75. Where a heavy barrage was encountered. Some prisoners and material were taken although the greater part had been evacuated during the previous evening. The Battalion dug in at E. 10.a.35.30 and J.16.a.05.75 but about 6.00p.m. Orders were received that the Battalion would relieve the 102nd Battalion in front of St. Baulve from E.6.c.40.90. along sunken road to E.G.D.3.0. Difficulty was experienced in finding Battalion to be relieved but C and D companies took up the lined orders with B company in support and A company in reserve B.H.Q. at Place St. Gery, Valenciennes. Casualties – other ranks – wounded 13 and missing 1. Weather fine.
Before Zero Hour at 12:10am, large bodies of Cavalry assisted by Whippet Tanks proceeded us and practically cleared our area of advance until we arrived in the vicinity of Cayuga Woods where long range machine gun fire was encountered from the right flank, and was taken on with Lewis Guns and rifles. As no serious opposition had been encountered at our first objective the leading Companies proceeded to our final objective being about 1000 yards West of the Village of Caix. The two Support Companies and Battalion Headquarters remained in the vicinity of Cayuga Wood. There was still some hostile fire from machine guns on our right flank, but this was not of a serious nature.
Preparing to move. Party of 160 O.R.’s and 4 N.C.O’s cleaning up obstacles in streets. Battalion moved off at 3.00p.m. full marching order via Frebain and Monchcourt. Arriching and Emerchicourt at 6.00p.m. BHQ in Chateau. Rained heavily all night.