War Diary of the 18th Battalion: July 1915

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

From July 1st, 1915 to July 29th, 1915

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
West Sandling Camp 1 Dominion Day, Half holiday for Sports.
2 Lecture on entrenching by Major Battye.
3 Lieut. C.P. Laing detailed to attend course at Scarborough. R.S.M. White promoted to Warrant Officer.
4
5 5 PM Lecture on Entrenching etc. by Major Battye.
Extract D.R.O.[i] 4-7-15, – No changes to be made in stores without authority of D.A.D.O.S.[ii]
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9
10 Capt. P.S. Robinson and Lieut. D.Stj Wigle return from course at Camberley.
11
12 36th. Reserve Battalion allotted to 18th. Battalion as reserve Unit.
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15 3PM Muster Parade.
16 9AM

 

2:30PM

Divisional Ceremonial at Beachborough.

 

Brigade March Past at Base of Tolsford Hill.

 

17 9:30AM Divisional Review by Sir Robt. L. Borden and Major Gen. S. Hughes, at Beachborough.
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20 Brigade marched to Ashford and worked out Billiting [sic] Scheme and returned same night.
21 18th. Bn. took up defensive position and Hyman hill and attack carried out by the 19th. Bn.
22 Brigade in attack field day, from STONE HILL.
23 Battalion fought a pursuing action to Dymchurch and bivouaced.
24 Returned from Bivouac.
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27 Brigade route march and Billeting on active service on Stone Street near six mile cottages.
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29 Returned from Bivouac and Muster Parade in afternoon.
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[i] Daily Routine Orders.

[ii] Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services.

War Diary

 

Appendices

 

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