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WAR DIARY

38th Canadian Bn. 4th Canadian Division, from 1st to 30th September, 1916. Volume 2. Diary Text 4 Pages.

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Volume -1. Pages - 4. Instructions regarding War Diaries and Intelligence Summaries are contained in F.S. Regs. Part II. and the Staff Manual respectively. Title Pages will be prepared in manuscript.

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WAR DIARY of INTELLIGENCE Summary (Erase heading not required.) 38th Batt Canadians

Page 1 Army Form C2118

Original - Confidential War Diary for the month of September/16

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Summary of Events and Information

Place -- Date -- Hour -- Summary of Events and Information Remarks and references to Appendices

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Ypres Salient -- 1916 [Kemmil] Front - Sept. 1 -- -- Battalion in Trenches. Transport at Quebec Camp. -- RBOS

do -- 2 -- -- Battalion in Trenches - [Surprise mounts] commenced Gas alert at Transprt Lines 11.30 pm to 1.30 am Sep 3. -- RBOS

do -- 3 -- 1030 am -- Transport Lines broke Camp, proceeding to [Locre] & there established First Line Transport. -- RBOS

do -- 4 -- -- Patrol report. Listening Patrol from midnight till 1. am Sep 5th Could hear no hostile patrols moving about and no working parties. Our artillery quiet. Bombing etc. nil. Machine guns occasionally. Sniping nil. Listening patrols only.

Enemey's Artillery quiet. Their bombing - nil. Machine guns occasionaly. Rifle fire desiltory. Sniping nil. None of enemy's patrols discovered [d], their attitude passive - Nothing was observed in connection with the ebeny's trenches and works, aircraft or identification. -- RBOS

do -- 5 -- 2 am -- Slight shelling by our Artillery. Our bombing was quiet. Machine guns intermittent. Sniping was occasional with indirect fire at Hop Point - during the night - Our patrols established a listening post.

Enemy's activity - Artillery quiet. Bombing nil - Machine guns intermittent. Rifle fire slight. Sniping from [Relack] Redoubt. Patrols nil. Attitude Passive. Trenches and works nil. One enemy Biplane observed at 2.30 pm. -- RBOS

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2449 Wt. W14957/M90 750,000 1/16 J.B.C. & A. Forms/C.2118/12

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Instructions regarding War Diaries and Intelligence Summaries are contained in F.S. Regs. Part II. and the Staff Manual respectively. Title Pages will be prepared in manuscript.

WAR DIARY of INTELLIGENCE Summary (Erase heading not required.) 38th Batt Canadians

Page 2 Army Form C2118

Original - Confidential War Diary for the month of September 1916

Summary of Events and Information -----Place -- Date -- Hour -- Summary of Events and Information Remarks and references to Appendices -----Ypres Salient -- 1916 Kemmil Front -- Sep 6th -- Our Artillery active. Machine guns intermittent. Some sniping Transport Officer and Quartermaster making great improve - ments in the Transport Lines. -- RBOS

-- 7th -- -- Our artillery active. Machine guns quiet. Two shots from Stokes gun. Snipers fired six shots at German [corse] nucince [here] Trench near [spob.] N.24 A.8.8. Enemy quite and working on parapet repairs near N 24 A 8.8 -- RBOS

-- 8th -- -- Artillery active - bombing nil . Machine guns quiet. Snipers active. Enemys artillery was active at night otherwise he preserved a passive attitude, attending principally to works on parapets -- RBOS

-- 9th -- -- Our artillery continually active. other departments quiet The enemys artillery devoted their attention to our commun cation trenches. Other departments quiet. -- RBOS

-- 10th -- -- Our artillery active also machine guns & snipers. Enemy generally quiet. -- RBOS

-- 11th -- -- Our artillery cut enemy wire along our front and machine guns were also devoting their attention to the same [end]. Ours were firing with telling effect on the enemy. [The enemy] retaliated by active sniping & shelling [the] Batt. H.2. in the Chateau. The latter causing several casualties including the Brigadier General. -- RBOS

-- 12th -- -- Artillery, Machine guns & snipers active. Enemys artillery & aricraft moderately active -- RBOS

2449 Wt. W14957/M90 750,000 1/16 J.B.C. & A. Forms/C.2118/12

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Instructions regarding War Diaries and Intelligence Summaries are contained in F.S. Regs. Part II. and the Staff Manual respectively. Title Pages will be prepared in manuscript.

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WAR DIARY or INTELLIGENCE Summary (Erase heading not required.)

38th Batt Canadians

Page 3 Army Form C2118

Original - Confidential War Diary for the month of September 1916

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Summary of Events and Information

Place -- Date -- Hour -- Summary of Events and Information Remarks and references to Appendices

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Ypres Salient -- 1916 Kemmil Front - Sept. 13 -- -- Out artillery & Machine guns active. Our snipers particularly active with good results.

-- 13 -- -- The enemys arittery & bombers were quite active. He was also very [hastily] with working & repairing parties. -- RBOS

-- 14 -- Our 12th Brigade [yhe] Battery made a direct hit & our Artillery was active. The enemys artillery was quite active and caused a few casaultied among our men. -- RBOS

-- 15 -- Quiet on both sides -- RBOS

-- 16 -- Quiet on both sides -- RBOS

-- 17 -- Quiet on both sides -- RBOS

-- 18 -- Quiet on both sides -- RBOS

-- 19 -- Quiet on both sides -- RBOS

-- 20 -- Artillery & bombing very active. The enemy was also active & we had some casaulties The following were rcommended for notice. 410197 - L/Cpl F.A. Steient, 145407 - Pte B.J. Myers, 144032 - Pte F Moreau, & no 144332 - Pte J.M. Brough -also 145407 - Pte S.H. Smith. -- RBOS

-- 21 -- Both parties quiet. -- RBOS

-- 22 -- Artillery and bombers active on both sides -- RBOS

-- 23 -- Battalion moved out of trenches.

--24 -- March south commenced. Rendevous at Reveseheppe at [9] area. Batallion marche to Havezlebrouek, where it was billeted for the night. -- RBOS

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CONFIDENTIAL

WAR DIARY OF

38th Canadian Battalion - 4th Canadian Division

From 1st October to 31st October 1916

Volume 3 3

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