War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn. CEF- Sunday, August 4, 1918

August 4th in Boutiliere, a small village 2.5 miles South East of Amiens. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters was situated in the South East portion of Amiens. The Battalion were billeted in an old munitions factory in which, at that time a party of French troops were working to evacuate the machinery. A number of the officers of the Battalion, including the Officer Commanding, were billeted in the convent at Cagny, which at that time was still inhabited. The Commanding Officer, attended, in the afternoon a conference in Brigade Headquarters. After his return a meeting of Company and Section Commanders was held and verbal information regarding impending operations was given. At 9.00p.m. the Battalion moved to Bois L’Abbee relieving the 16th Australian Battalion in Brigade Support by 3.35a.m.

Image: 21st Bn. officers summer house attached to dugout not many hundreds of yards from Boche line.  August, 1917, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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