12th February 1917: Diary

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Mon., Feb 12, 1917    HEAD QRS ARIANE

9 AM Advance parties left Bois DES ALLEAX – Rear Headquarters – MONT.ST.ELOY AT 9.00 A.M., to take over new billets at ESTREE CAUCHIE.
10 AM Headquarters established in Chateau – ESTREE CAUCHIE.
10 AM “A” and “C”  Companies on being relieved by “A” and “C” Companies, 27th Infantry Battalion, left ECOIVRES and proceeded to billets at ESTREE CAUCHIE – arriving at about 1.00 P.M.

HEAD QRS CHATEAU ESTREE CAUCHIE

4 PM “B” and “D”  Companies on being relieved by “B” and “D” Companies, 27th Infantry Battalion, left ARIANE en route to Billets at ESTREE CAUCHIE – via MONT ST.ELOY, arriving at 8.30 P.M.
8 PM Battalion Operation Order No. 39, – by Lieut-Col. Johnston, – Comm’dg 2nd C.M.R. Battalion, issued.

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          In accordance with 8th Canadian Infantry brigade Operation Order No. 77, dated February 8th, 1917., the 2nd C.M.R.Battalion will move from ESTREE CAUCHIE  to MAISNIL – LES – RUITZ, on February 13th, 1917.,  via REBREUVE.

Companies and Headquarters staff will fall in outside respective billets, ready to move off atv11.15 A.M.

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