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WAR DIARY

38th Cdn. Battalion 4th Canadian Division from 1st to 30th November, 1916. Volume 4. Diary Text 4 Pages.

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War Diary of Intelligence Summary Page 1 38th Battalion Guardians Original Confidential War Diary for the month of November 1916 Place: Somme Front

Date: Nov. 1, 1916 Summary: [Tracenpork?] lives at [Faca?] Hill. Battalion in Chalk Pits. [Murking?] parties supplied. [Net?] wealthier. Remarks and References to Appendices: RMO'S

Date: Nov. 2, 1916 Summary:

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Place [ ] Date: 1916. Date: Nov 9. Batt at [ ] Transport lines at Java Hill - Brigade manoeuvres . No rain - severe enemy shelling in afternoon - German aerial activity - quiet at night. Date: Nov 10. Batt at [ ] Fine weather - Brigade manoeuvres. German airmen very active. Heavy bombardment by our guns at night - aerial fight over transport lines - vicinity shelled. Batt worried to leave B for trenches - order cancelled later in the afternoon. Date: Nov 11. Batt at B - Heavy bombardment by our guns - no rain but heavy moist mist. Date: Nov 12. Batt at B. Heavy bombardment by our guns from early morning - Fair weather. Date: Nov 13. Batt at B. Good weather - vicinity transport lines shelled. Date: Nov 14. Batt at B. Transport lines ? - Fine weather. Enemy shelled albeit and vicinity of transport lines both morn - ing and afternoon - *nearly got the [ ] and [ ] in the mornings -* (*Crossed through). - Fires started in ? in the after - noon - Large* (*Crossed through). number of casualties. Date: Nov 15. Batt at B - Paid by P. all with exception of working parties - Fine weather - Transport vicinity shelled at night. Date: Nov 16. Battallion at B - working parties not paid on previous day paid by P. [ ] - notice received by Batt. at 12.30 pm

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Place: Albert. Date: 1916 Nov 22 Batt at Albert. Moved to [] Court at 2pm. Heavy bombardment by our guns at night and continued through the day. Weather fine. Heavy mist at night - search parties sent out for bodies of Officers - three bodies recovered. Capt Sears. [] [] []. Lieut Packer. Eleven casualties to search party. Fine weather. [] Court. 23. Funeral of 3 Officers at 10am. Gen. [] and staff and Col. Edwards and Officers of 38th attended funeral. [] weather. 24. Reinforcement of 118 other ranks founded before the pay master at [] Court. Fine weather. 25. [] at [] Court. Transport lives still at [] Hill. Notice to move received. Varennes. 26. The Batt moved with transport lines from [] Court at 2.30pm under Major Ferguson. Col. Edwards acting Brigadier *General* (crossed through) of 12th Brigade. Batt arrived at Varennes at 6pm and went into billets. Very cold. []. 27. Batt left Varennes at 12.15 noon, arriving at [] at 5.15pm. Went into billets. 28. Batt resting - physical drill. Heavy fog - very cold. 29. Batt resting - cold weather. Beauval. 30. Batt started for Beauval at 11.45 arriving at 2pm and were billeted for the night. Very cold and heavy fog.

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