War Diary of the 18th Battalion: August 1915

Confidential
War Diary
of
18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION

From Aug 1st 1915 to Aug 30th, 1915

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
West Sandling Camp 1
2
3
4 2nd. Division reviewed by MAJOR GENERAL HUGHES and MR. BONAR LAW. – address to officers in the evening.
5
6 Brigade in attack – 18th on Left Flank – complimented by COL. DE PRE[X] G.S.O.
7
8 C.O’s Parade.
9 Casualties firing at P Range, Hythe – under MAJOR EMMERTON, AUG, 9 – 10 – 11.
10 Trench Warfare on TOLSFORD HILL.
11 Bivouac and Outposts near HEMSTED – Scouts trying to get through.
12 Return for bivouac.
13 Brigade Bivouac and Outposts near DYMCHURCH – 1 Company of each Battalion on Outposts.
14 Attack on 5th. Inf. Bde. near BONNINGTON – 4th Bde. made very successful flank attack.
15
16 Divisional Route March of 12 miles.
17
18 Divisional defense scheme – no enemy – organisation of a defensive line.
19
20 Divisional attack through STONE HILL – against Flags and 3 Bns reserve.
21
22 Start of 4 day Divisional manoeuvres – Bivouac at HATCH PARK – night operations.
23 Attack on KENNIGNTON – Bivouac at ASHFORD.
24 Billeting scheme at ASHFORD.
25 Attack on line near OTTERPOOL – Return home.
26
27
28
29
30 Scouts start on Syllabus set by Gen. Staff for 1 week.

War Diary

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