War Diary of the 18th Battalion: June 1918

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION – 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION From 1st June to 30th June, 1918 Volume 34 With appendices as listed Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information Support Line. 4/17.a.30.40 to M.15.c.60.30 1 Maps for reference 51c S.E. 51b N.W 1/20000  51c 1/40000 Battalion in Brigade Support. Left sub-sector, NEUVILLE … Continue reading War Diary of the 18th Battalion: June 1918

A Smashed Revolver: The Actions of Armourer Corporal Kelley Leads to a D.C.M.

4th Brigade, which the 18th Battalion was part of, after an opportunity in early May to clean up, rest, refit, and make up equipment shortages after their last engagement in the front line moved into the Mercatel sector of the line south-west of Arras. Of note was the arrival of two United States Army officers[i] … Continue reading A Smashed Revolver: The Actions of Armourer Corporal Kelley Leads to a D.C.M.

Taken Prisoner: The action at Telegraph Hill near Arras

July 1918 found the 18th Battalion in the Arras Sector. The threat of Operation Michael in March had passed and the Battalion found the first of this month in an extended stay in reserve from the 1st of July to the 14th in the Latre-St-Quentin area. During this extended period 14 officers and 150 men … Continue reading Taken Prisoner: The action at Telegraph Hill near Arras