21st January 1917: Diary

Sun., Jan 21, 1917             A.28b.7.8.

6 AM Weather fine – cold.
10 AM Wind North East – Situation quiet.
3 PM Enemy trench mortars and artillery quiet.
5 PM At enemy signals, heavy trench mortar bombardment started all along Battalion frontage until about 5.15 P.M. Very little damage done to trenches – our casualties 7 wounded. Our artillery open fire on enemy positions with heavy calibre guns very effectively.
8 PM Situation Normal – Wind still North East.

 Battalion Operation Order by Major G.C. JOHNSTON – Commanding  2nd C.M.R. Battalion issued.


 In accordance with 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade Operation Order No.74 – the 1st C.M.R. Battalion will relieve the 2nd C.M.R. Battalion in R 2 sub-sector on January 23rd ,1917.
On completion of above relief, Companies and Sections of 2nd C.M.R. Battalion will proceed to Billets at MONT ST. ELOY – route will be via ANNIVERSAIR TRENCH and MAROEUIL.
Companies will assemble at  MAROEUIL.

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