18th April 1917: Diary

Wed., Apr 18, 1917   VILLERS AU BOIS FRANCE

6 AM Weather fine – cloudy.
10 AM All personnel preparing for departure to trenches and afternoon devoted to cleaning billets and adjacent grounds.
8 PM The Battalion left VILLERS AU BOIS for trenches – relieving 5th C.M.R. Battalion.  Relief completed without casualties.Headquarters Forward established at SPANDAUS HAUS – Map Location S 29 C 2.6 Sheet 36  C .

Disposition of Companies as follows:-

“A” COMPANY on VIMY ROAD.
“B” COMPANY in PRINZ ARNOLF GRABEN
“C” COMPANY in LA FOLIE WOODZ
“D” COMPANY in LA FOLIE WOOD.

The Battalion is now in reserve.  Weather – Raining and trenches very muddy.

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