Battalion detrained at Longpre about 4am and after enjoying light refreshments marched out at 515am to Heucourt – arriving about 8am. D. Company was billeted at Crocquolsons. Billets were fairly good for the men, but a bit lacking for officers. Eggs, fried chips and beer were readily obtained and the men who had received their pay enjoyed themselves. All ranks were kept under cover as much as possible to lessen chances of enemy obtaining our information about the Canadians being on the march path. Mystery and Luck are nature. Weather – Fine.
Image: Canadians near Monchy [France] waiting to go forward. Advance East of Arras August, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.