7th April 1917: Diary

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Sat., Apr 7, 1917   BOYAU POQUET S28 C.1.3

6 AM Weather very dull and rain at intervals.
8 AM Situation Normal – Wind North.
2 PM Our  artillery very active all day on enemy wire – strong points and trenches and our heavy Trench Mortars doing good work on wire in front of enemy position.
5 PM Hostile artillery activity on our Support Lines – No casualties. Wind still North.
8 PM “A” and “C” Companies left VILLERS AU BOIS for front line – Weather very stormy and continual heavy rain.
10 PM Battalion Operation Order by Lieut-Col. G. C. Johnston. M.C. Commanding, issued.

EXTRACT FROM BATTALION OPERATION ORDER NO: 44

MAP REFERENCE – VIMY SHEET 36 SW 3 1/10000 APRIL 7TH, 1917
FIRST ARMY – LA FOLIE FARM 1/5000
FIRST ARMY – PETIT VIMY 1/5000

(1) The Canadian Corps, will at time and date to be notified later, in conjunction with a larger operation by the THIRD ARMY on the RIGHT, attack and capture VIMY RIDGE.
The 3rd Canadian Division will attack with two Brigades in line and one in Reserve.

8th Can. Inf. Brigade on the RIGHT.

7th Can. Inf. Brigade on the LEFT.

9th Can. Inf. Brigade in RESERVE.

The 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade will attack on RIGHT of 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
the 2nd K.O.S.B., will be on the RIGHT of the 1st C.M.R. in the attack on BLUE OBJECTIVE.

OPERATION ORDER NO: 44 ATTACHED – APPENDIX “A”

 

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