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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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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.)

Page I Army Form C2118. 3

Original - Confidential War Diary for the month of October 1916

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

----- Ganspette -- 1916 Oct. do -- 1 -- 8. am -- Church Parade - Training in the afternoon

do -- 2 -- -- Training - Bombing - Orders recieved tp move.

do -- 3 -- -- Battalion marded out at 10.30 am, arriving at Argues about 530 pm. Battlion entrainined at 7.30 pm

Gaudas -- 4 -- -- arrived at Gaudas by train about 9.30 am & marched to Fieffes

Fieffes -- 4 -- -- arrived at Fieffes about 4. pm & placed in billets

do -- 5 -- -- Training of Battalion

do -- 6 -- -- Training of Battalion

do -- 7 -- 7.30 am -- Marched to Rubompre

Rubompré -- 7 -- -- Battalion arrived about noon & placed in billets

' -- 8 -- 8 am -- Battalion marched to Marloy - Bailleau

Márloy Bailleau -- 8 -- 11 am -- Battalion arrived at Marloy - Bailleau do -- 9 -- -- Physical Training

do -- 10 -- -- Physical Training

do -- 11 -- -- Physical Training. Orders to move to recieved. Arrangements made by Chaplain in Y.M.C.A. tent for administration of Holy Communion to all men wishing to attend. Attendance was entirely voluntary and about 250 men ----- 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.)

Page 2 Army Form C2118. 3

Original - Confidential War Diary for the month of October 1916

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

----- Marloy - Bailleau -- 11 cont. -- -- signified their desire to attend, Several officers also availed themselves of the privilege. Headed by the Brigade Band the officers & men marched in a body to and from the service. Captain Clarke, the Chaplain invieted the late Chaplain to assist him in the service. The im-pressiveness and solemnity of the ceremony will never be forgotten by those who were present.

do -- 12 -- 8am -- Battalion marched out.

Fara Gaeup -- 12 -- -- Battalion arrived at Fara Gaeup about noon, passing through Albert. Vicinity shelled at night by Germans

-- 13 -- -- Distribution of colour badges, showing Division, Brigade and Battalion. Details for funeral and work-ing parties sent out. Vicinity shelled at night.

-- 14 -- -- Battalion paid by Paymaster. Shells fell in vicintiy during pay. Working parties sent out

-- 15 -- -- Working parties supplied.

-- 16 -- -- Working parties supplied. Albert & vicinity shelled.

-- 17 -- -- Working parties supplied.

-- 18 -- -- Funeral & working parties supplied. Enemy shelling at night so intense and close that at one time it appeared that it would be necessary to occupy the trenches provided for shell shelter.

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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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Page 3 Army Form C2118.

Original - Confidential War Diary for the month of October 1916

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

----- Fara Hill Gaeup Albert -- Oct 19 -- Working pary supplied. Heavy bombardment.

do -- 20 -- -- Working party supplied

do -- 21 -- -- Working party supplied.

do -- 22 -- -- Church parde. Rain at night-working party supplied

do -- 23 -- -- Working parties supplied.

do -- 24 -- -- Working parties supplied. Heavy rain. Vicinity shelled.

do -- 25 -- -- Heavy raines. Working parties. Vicinity shelled.

do -- 26 -- 2.30pm -- Battalion marched to the trenches. First Tracesport Lines established at Olverville - Tara Hill Gaeup. Several stragglers who had lost their way returned to the lines during the night. Wet weather.

Trenches -- 27 -- -- Battalion in the front line trenches. Major McNeill wounded. Wet weather

do -- 28 -- -- Batt. in trenches. Wet weather.

do -- 29 -- -- Batt. in trenches. Wet weather.

do -- 30 -- -- Batt. stationed at Chalk Puts. Wet weather.

do -- 31 -- -- Batt. stationed at Chalk Puts. Wet weather. Vicinity of Frausport Lines heavily shelled in the afternoon

CM Edwards LCol. Commanding 38th Battalion.

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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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Confidential

WAR DIARY OF

38th Canadian Battalion - 4th Canadian Division

From 1st January to 31st January 1917

Volume 6

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