The battalion moved forward in accordance with Operation Order 236 leaving Aniche at 1700 hours and arriving at Petit Fort at 2345 hours. The Battalion was billeted in the village and Battalion Headquarters was located at D.5.b.30.30. The transport Section left Aniche at 1250 hours and arrived at destination at 1700 hours. The battalion was convoyed to the new location in water busses. The weather was fair and turned decidedly colder at night. Lieut-Col H.E Pense, D.S.O.,M.C., returned from leave of absence on this date and resumed command of the Battalion. Captain D.J. More, M.C. was admitted to hospital due to illness.
Training carried out in accordance with Syllabus. During the afternoon Bn. Paraded by Companies and were paid. Lt-Col. L.T. Mclaughlin took over command of 1st Can.Inf.Bde. In the absence of Brig-Gen.W.A. Griesbach, C.M.G., D.S.O. Weather: Fair, windy.
No change in disposition. Battalion advanced to its objectives – the sunked road in front of Brickfield at A.25.a.35.75. Heavy opposition from many machine guns and artillery was encountered. At 11.00a.m. Enemy planes flew over our lines, dropping bombs and firing machine guns for about fifteen minutes. At night battalion was relived by 8th Battalion and moved in support at St. Saulve. Casualties Other ranks – 22 wounded and 2 killed. E Echelon moved from Wavercahir Sur Denain to Valenciennes. Weather fair.