Preparations being made for further attack on Valenciennes at dawn and companies moved forward to Eastern outskirts of City and established at E.1.a.55.30 to J.16.a.65.75. Where a heavy barrage was encountered. Some prisoners and material were taken although the greater part had been evacuated during the previous evening. The Battalion dug in at E. 10.a.35.30 and J.16.a.05.75 but about 6.00p.m. Orders were received that the Battalion would relieve the 102nd Battalion in front of St. Baulve from E.6.c.40.90. along sunken road to E.G.D.3.0. Difficulty was experienced in finding Battalion to be relieved but C and D companies took up the lined orders with B company in support and A company in reserve B.H.Q. at Place St. Gery, Valenciennes. Casualties – other ranks – wounded 13 and missing 1. Weather fine.
Morning spent in reorganization in preparatory to attack in afternoon. At 2.30p.m. with Companies in the new order, the Battalion went forward into attack. Only occasional opposition was met with and at dusk a line was taken up from X. 26.c.05.10 to about M.26.d.5.0. Orders were received for the Battalion to again attack at 6.00a.m. on the 4th. Casualties Other ranks – 4 wounded and one missing. Weather Dull.