On October 1st, the Battalion, less “B” Echelon, Regtl.Transport and Rear Details, moved at 0430 hours from the Hindenburg Support Line as per O.O.222. Upon arrival at 0820 hours breakfast was served and the Battalion rested for the remainder of the day. At 1600 hours an advance party of 5 officers and 16 O.Rs proceeded ahead to take over new position. The Battalion followed at 1930 hours and, although there were much bombing by Hostile Aircraft, arrived in their new location at 2200 hours without casualties. The only shelters afforded where Shell and Funk holes. “B” echelon moved at 0530 hours to an Area South-West of Bourlon and was joined by a portion of “A” Echelon at 2100 hours the same night. The weather continue Fair although slightly colder. Lieut J.R. Gill returned from Course on this date. Capt F.D. Raymond, M.C., and Lieut. E.W. Edwards proceeded to England on leave of absence.
Inspection of 12th Canadian infantry brigade by the corps commander at Wailly Wood. Battalion passed through gas in afternoon. Captain W. Vernon, MC. Appointed adjutant. One other rank reinforcement joined Battalion. Weather fine.
The day was spent quietly by the Battalion which rested in Eswars. Routine Orders of the date announced the following decorations:- Bar to Military Cross Capt H.G. Deane, M.C.; The Military Cross Lieut.V.R.Ullman (Order of St.Stanislaus), The Distinguished Conduct Medal: 675739 Sergt. K.H.Draper 675360, Sergt. D.F. Garlick. The Recipients were heartily congratulated by the Commanding Officer and their many friends in the Battalion.