War Diary of the 18th Battalion: October 1915

Confidential

War Diary

Of

18th Canadian Battalion 2nd Canadian Division

From 1st October To 31st October 1915

Volume 2

Page 2

War Diary

18th Bn. 2nd Cdn. Division

From 1st to 31st October, 1915.

Volume 2.

Diary Text 2 Pages.

Page 3

Place:

Date: Oct 1

Hour:

Battn in “D” trenches – [Wulverghem]

Place:

Date: Oct 2

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 3

Hour: 6 pm

Bn relieved by 19th Bn – “C” Coy remained at R.E. Farm in reserve – Bn Went to [dig Reserve illegible]

Place:

Date: Oct 4

Hour:

Bn [in] Reserve.

Place:

Date: Oct 5

Hour:

-Ditto- “A” Coy relieved “C” Coy at R.E. Farm – 6 pm

Place:

Date: Oct 6

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 7

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 8

Hour: 4:30 pm

Left for Vierstraat where we arrived at 4.30 pm relieved Col. Seeley’s Bgde in trenches. “C” + “D” Coy in trenches; “A” + “B” Reserve.

Place:

Date: Oct 9

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 10

Hour:

-Ditto- Pte Taggart Killed. [Taggart, James. Service No. 53858. “D” Coy. 29 years]

Place:

Date: Oct 11

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 12

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 13

Hour:

-Ditto- Pte. Unthank, Nelson T, Nelson W, Mundie W killed. [Note: Nelson T and Nelson W are very likely brothers. They have the same name listed as next of kin: Elizabeth Nelson mother. See attestation papers.]

Place:

Date: Oct 14

Hour: 5:30 pm

Moved to Ridgewood relieved by 19th Can Bn

Place:

Date: Oct 15

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 16

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 17

Hour:

-Ditto- 10 am Church Parade

Place:

Date: Oct 17

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 18

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 19

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 20

Hour:

-Ditto- Pte Ridgelay [Ridgley, Alfred 53386] killed in ‘Poppy Lane’, fatigue party

Page 4

Place:

Date: Oct 20

Hour:

Bn in Bde. Reserve at Ridgewood.

Place:

Date: Oct 21

Hour: 5:30 pm

Relieved 19th at Vierstraat – “A” , “C” Coys in Trenches, “B” , “D” at Vierstraat.

Place:

Date: Oct 22

Hour:

In Vierstraat + “M” Trenches

Place:

Date: Oct 23

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 24

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 25

Hour:

-Ditto-

Place:

Date: Oct 26

Hour: 4 pm

Bn Left Vierstraat for La Clytte – Divl. Reserve

Place:

Date: Oct 27

Hour: 10 am

Representation of Bn went to Review by H.M. King George, Gen French at Lacne [unknown place name]

Place:

Date: Oct 28

Hour: 9:30 am

Bn Muster Parade

Place:

Date: Oct 29

Hour:

Men went to Div R Baths. Capt. Brothers of Bomb School delivered a lecture to offices at 8 pm.

Place:

Date: Oct 30

Hour:

Bn went for route march.

Place:

Date: Oct 31

Hour: 9 am

Church parade followed by Communion service.

THE FRONT LINE FROM JUNE 1915 TO JUNE 1917 October 1915, p. 1 October 1915, p. 2 October 1915, p. 3 October 1915, p. 4 October 1915, p. 5

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