War Diary of the 18th Battalion: August 1917

Confidential War Diary of 18th CANADIAN BATTALION - 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION FROM 1st August to 31st August 1917 Volume 24 With appendicis 6 - 13 Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information Map reference, 36B Edition 6, 1/40,000.       BOVIGNY 1st. R.19.central. 1 18th. Canadian Battalion at BOVIGNY village in billets, the... Continue Reading →

The Raid at Hill 70

4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Order No. 142 outlined the details of a raid on the German lines in detail. The order specifically directs the Battalion in the intention and actions during the raid and was an important preparatory step for the Battalion, and the other Battalions of the Brigade for the attach on Hill 70... Continue Reading →

Vimy Ridge: Instructions for the Offensive

SECRET Copy No. 4 18TH CANADIAN INFANTRY BATTALION   INSTRUCTION FOR THE OFFENSIVE Ref:        Roclincourt 1/10000. Thelus N.W. and Thelus N.E. 1/5000. Tables “A” XXXXX”. Barrage Map. S.S. 135. INFORMATION. The Canadian Corp will take the VIMY RIDGE in conjunction with operations on other portions of the front. The 19th Canadian Battalion is attacking on our... Continue Reading →

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