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.
Battalion moved forward at 6.30a.m. C and D companies in front with A and B companies following at 500 yards distance. The Arras-Cambrai Road was reached without casualties. Several batteries of field guns were passed by. The Battalion was very heavily shelled all afternoon and had about 15 casualties, including 2 officers, Lieut-Col S.D, Gardiner and Lieut R.C. Gaisford. [Follow the link for the full entry]