War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn, CEF-Thursday, November 7, 1918

Preparations were made for the move forward and at 1140 hours the 4th Brigade move order arrived. The 21st Canadian Battalion then proceeded to the new location in 8.9b.70.80 near Quiévrechain. The roads were in a very bad state due to the shelling of the day previous and the enemy’s demolition. Several times en route the Battalion was held up to allow the Engineers to make the necessary repairs which enabled traffic to be returned. The destination was reached at 1540 hours and the Companies and sections occupied billets reserved for them. The village of Blanc Missiron bore evidence of the enemy’s shelling of the day before. At 2250 hours a warning order of the next day’s move was received from the 4th Brigade headquarters.

Image: Canadians dashing into Valenciennes under heavy gun fire. November, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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