War Diaries – 2nd Bn. CEF

2nd Bn. CEF- Wednesday, August 14, 1918

At 3.00a.m. a conference was held by the Commanding Officer with all Company and Section Commanders, relative to proposed operations. In the afternoon these contemplated operations were cancelled. The Commanding Officer visited Brigade Headquarters and sent back word that they had received definite information that the enemy were retiring on the immediate South. With this information orders were given to send out fighting patrols on the Battalion frontage, to gain information as to the disposition of the enemy regarding a possible withdrawal on our front. Patrol report definitely shows that the enemy was still there. About 6.00pm, the Battalion was informed that the 25th Canadian Battalion would be relieved and the Battalion were to move into Brigade Reserve, in our old Front Line system West of Foquescourt.

Image: Canadians resting in a trench near captured gun. Advance East of Arras. August, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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