Morning fair, afternoon -raining. Battalion in training. News announced that hostilities would cease at 11.00a.m. This date. Given out on C.O.’s parade and was received with very little enthusiasm.
Weather fair. Roman Catholic church parade to church in Valenciennes at 10.00a.m. Protestant Church parade on Battalion Paraded at 10.40. Sports in afternoon. Concert in brewery in evening – free beer.
Battalion cleaning up. Party of one officer and fifty other ranks detailed as working party on new rifle range. Weather fair.
Battalion cleaning up. Pay parade in afternoon. Weather dull.
Battalion billets in Anzin. B echelon moved from 23 Rue de Mons, Valcenciennes and joined rest of Battalion at Amein. B.H.Q. at 98 Rue de Conde. Battalion resting and reorganizing. Weather dull.
Battalion in billets at Onnaing. Relieved in evening by 22nd Canadian Infantry Battalion and marched to Anzin, arriving at 6.30p.m. B.H.Q. at 236 Rue de Conde, Amien. Weather dull and raining.
Two companies moved forward in support of 8th Battalion at 10.00a.m. Remainder of companies and Battalion Headquarters moved forward to Queaing at 3.00p.m. Casualties: one other rank wounded. Weather dull.
No change in disposition. Battalion advanced to its objectives – the sunked road in front of Brickfield at A.25.a.35.75. Heavy opposition from many machine guns and artillery was encountered. At 11.00a.m. Enemy planes flew over our lines, dropping bombs and firing machine guns for about fifteen minutes. At night battalion was relived by 8th Battalion and moved in support at St. Saulve. Casualties Other ranks – 22 wounded and 2 killed. E Echelon moved from Wavercahir Sur Denain to Valenciennes. Weather fair.
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.
Preparations being made for further attack on Valenciennes at dawn and companies moved forward to Eastern outskirts of City , wWhere 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 but about 6.00p.m. orders were received that the Battalion would relieve the 102nd Battalion in front of St. Baulve along sunken road. 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.