War Diaries – 38th Bn. CEF

38th Bn, CEF-Monday, November 4, 1918

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.

War Diaries – 38th Bn. CEF

38th Bn, CEF-Sunday, November 3, 1918 it

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.

War Diaries – 38th Bn. CEF

38th Bn, CEF-Saturday, November 2, 1918

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.