War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn. CEF- Sunday, August 11, 1918

In the afternoon the Brigade Commander and his Staff visited Battalion Headquarters informing us that we would possibly be relieving elements of the 4th Canadian Division. Confirmation of this order was issued in the form of Operation Order No. 203, which stated we would relieve the 46th and 78th Battalions at the Front Line. Advance parties were sent forward and had difficulty in locating the Headquarters of these Battalions. Eventually at the Headquarters of the 78th Canadian Battalion we were notified that our Battalion would relieve the 46th Canadian Battalion, only owing to arrangements for guides and not being completed before dark.

Image: Canadians resting in shell hole made by our artillery. Battle of Amiens. August, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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