War Diary of the 18th Battalion: August 1915

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

From Aug 2nd, 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    
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  28    
  29    
  30   Scouts start on Syllabus set by Gen. Staff for 1 week.

War Diary

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