38th Bn, CEF-Wednesday, October 30, 1918
Battalion holding same position in front line as on 29th. Lieut R.H. Cochran and Cpl. Newbold buried in Denain cemetery. This day set aside for decoration of graves of Canadians who had been killed in action, by civilians in this area. Weather fine.
Perhaps no individual loss in the whole of the Canadian Corps has been more universally lamented than the death of our Commanding Officer., who died when his Battalion had accomplished a completely successful attack. Colonel Jones was one of the original officers of the Battalion. An old Brockville boy, where at the beginning of the war he gave up his law practice and returned to his old provinces. He was a veteran of all Canadian Battles since the Battalion came to France. He was badly wounded at Vimy and recently had thoughts of rest, but was very loaded to leave his comrades. At about 7.30 a.m., while on the high road, through the cornfield, beyond the lone trees, about half way to Marcelcave, we was struck by a machine gun bullet through the right lung, and died in a few minutes. He was a very perfect gentle knight and of the best of Canada’s Sons.