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6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company
War Diaries - Appendices (May 1917 - Sep 1917)
Transcribed from National Archives of Canada, Records of the Department of Militia and Defence, RG9, Series III-D-3 (War Diaries), Volumes 4982 & 4983, 6th Canadian Machine Gun Company, February 1916 - August 1918; Microfilm Reels T-10813 & T-10814. © National Archives of Canada. Reproduced by Permission.
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Appendix 1
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 60 1/5/17
  1. The 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy will be relieved by the 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy in the support area positions.
  2. Upon relief the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy will move forward as follows. 

  3. (a) 8 guns of Nos. 1 & 2 Sections will be in support of the 31st & 27th Bns respectively. 
    (b) 8 guns of Nos. 3 & 4 Sections will take up Barrage positions in accordance with Corps Scheme.
  4. Particulars as to scheme will be issued later.
  5. Officer and N.C.O. from each section will proceed to reconnoitre positions at 11 a.m.
Issued at 9 a.m.
Copy
No. 1 OC No 1
No. 2 OC No 2
No. 3 OC No 3
No. 4 OC No 4
Nos 5 6 7 War Diary
[Sgd] E.R. Robison  Lt
for Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy

Appendix 2
Operation Order No. 61
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. 7/5/17
  1. The 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy will be relieved in the line on the night 7/8th May.
  2. The Mobile Guns will be relieved by the guns of the 4th Cdn M G Coy and on completion of relief will move to Support Area.
  3. The Barrage Guns will withdraw to support area at dusk.
  4. Completion of relief to be notified by runner.
Issued at 7.30 p.m.
Copy
No. 1 OC No 1
No. 2 OC No 2
No. 3 OC No 3
No. 4 OC No 4
Nos 5 6 7 War Diary
[Sgd] E.R. Robison  Lt
for Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy

Appendix 3
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 62 May 8 1917
  1. The 6th Cdn M.G. Coy will "stand to" upon receipt of this and will be prepared to move at 15 minutes notice to the positions in support just vacated.
  2. O.C's sections will re-arrange crews and see that guns stores etc are complete and in good condition Reporting any deficiencies at once.
  3. Move order will be sent by runner.
Issued at 8 a.m.
Copy
No. 1 OC No 1 Section
No. 2 OC No 2 Section
No. 3 OC No 3 Section
No. 4 OC No 4 Section
Nos 5 6 7 War Diary
[Sgd] E.R. Robison  Lt
for Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy

Appendix 4
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 63 May 9/1917
  1. The 6th Cdn M.G. Coy will be relieved in their positions as follows. 

  2. (a) The 8 mobile guns will be relieved by 8 guns 5th Cdn M.G. Coy on the night 9/10th May. 
    (b) The 8 Barrage guns will be relieved by 8 guns 4th Cdn M.G. Coy on the night 9/10th May.
  3. Belts and Belt Boxes only will be turned over on relief.
  4. On Completion of relief company will move to Rest Area.
Issued at 1.30 p.m.
Copy
No. 1 OC No 1 Section
No. 2 OC No 2 Section
No. 3 OC No 3 Section
No. 4 OC No 4 Section
Nos 5 6 7 War Diary
[Sgd] E.R. Robison  Lt
for Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy

Appendix 5
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 64 13/5/17
  1. The 6th Cdn M.G. Coy will relieve the 5th Cdn M. G. Coy in the following positions. 

  2. (a) No. 1 Section will relieve corresponding Section in Main Resistance Line. 
    (b) No. 2 Section will relieve corresponding section in observation line. 
    (c) No. 3 and 4 Sections will relieve sections in Support Area Neuville St Vaast. 
    (d) Completion of Relief to be notified Company Headquarters Watling St. by runner.
  3. 1 Corporal and 2 O.R's from each of Nos. 1 & 2 Sections will pick up 5th Cdn M.G. Coy's Runner at Watling St 5 p.m. and proceed to look over positions to be occupied. They will return and act as guides and to meet limbers at 7 + 5 in Neuville St Vaast.
  4. Fighting Kit will be worn. Greatcoats and ground sheets to be carried.
  5. No. 4 Section will mount anti-aircraft gun at A4 a 6.3  14/5/17.
Issued at 3 p.m.
Copy
No. 1 OC No 1 Section
No. 2 OC No 2 Section
No. 3 OC No 3 Section
No. 4 OC No 4 Section
No. 5 S.M. Vaughan
Nos. 6 7 8 War Diary
[Sgd] A. Eastham
Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy

Appendix 6
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 65 19/5/17
  1. The following M.G. reliefs have been arranged. 

  2. (A) Night 19/20th
      (i) 2 Sections 4th Cdn M.G. Coy will relieve 2 Sections 6th Cdn M.G. Coy in Ridge and Observation Lines.
      (ii) 2 Sections 6th Cdn M.G. Coy from Ridge and Observation lines will relieve 2 Sections 5th Cdn M.G. Coy in the forward area. 
    (B) Night 20/21st 
      (i) 2 Sections 4th Cdn M.G. Coy will relieve 2 Sections 6th Cdn M.G. Coy East of Railway. 
      (ii) 2 Sections 6th Cdn M.G. Coy from East of Rwy will complete relief 5th Cdn M.G. Coy.
  3. O.C. will make headquarters at Thelus Cave to which completion of relief should be notified by runner.
Issued at 9 a.m.
Copy
No. 1 OC No 1 Section
No. 2 OC No 2 Section
No. 3 OC No 3 Section
No. 4 OC No 4 Section
No. 5 6 7 War Diary
[Sgd] E.R. Robison Lt
for O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy

Appendix 7
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. 25/5/17
Operation Order No. 66
Map. Bois Bernard
  1. 6th C.M.G. Coy will be relieved in the line as follows Night 26/27 May. 

  2. No. 1 Section will be relieved by section of 4th C.M.G. Coy. 
    No. 2 Section will be relieved by section of 4th C.M.G. Coy.
  3. Guides. 

  4. O.C. No. 1 section will detail guides to be at junction of Vancouver Road and Western Road T28 c 3.8 at 9.30 p.m. 
    O.C. No. 2 section will detail guides for each position to be at Section H.Q. in Quarries T22 a 7.6 at 9.30 p.m.
  5. Belts & Boxes 8 belts & boxes per gun will be turned over to relieving crews.
  6. Limber detailed to take rations in to No. 4 Section will take out guns etc. of No. 1 section. Limber to be at junction of Saskatchewan and Western Roads at T29 a 3.2 at 11 p.m. 

  7. Limber taking rations to No. 3 section will take out guns of No 2 section. Limber to be at Ration Dump at 11 p.m. Night of 27/28 May. 
    No. 3 & 4 sections will be relieved by 2 sections of 4th C.M.G. Coy. 
    O.C. No. 3 section will detail guides to be at Section H.Q. at T22 a 7.6. at 9.30 p.m. 
    O.C. No. 4 section will detail guides to be at junction of Vancouver & Western Roads at T28 c 3.8 at 9.30 p.m. 
    8 belts & boxes per gun will be turned over to relieving crews. 
    Limber for No. 3 sections guns will be at Ration Dump at 11 p.m. 
    Limber for No. 4 section guns will be at junction of Saskatchewan and Western Roads. T28 c 3.8. at 11 p.m. 
    On completion of relief sections will move into Reserve at Transport Lines. 
    Completion of relief will be reported to Coy. H.Q. at Thelus Cave.
Issued at 5 p.m. to
Copy
No. 1 OC No 1 Section
No. 2 OC No 2 Section
No. 3 OC No 3 Section
No. 4 OC No 4 Section
No. 5 Transport Officer
No. 6 }
No. 7 } War Diary
No. 8 }
[Sgd] E.R. Robison
O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy

Appendix 8
6th Canadian M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 67 30/5/17
  1. Tomorrow May 31st the 6th Cdn M.G. Coy will move to Gouy Servins via Villers au Bois.
  2. All limbers will be loaded ready to move by 10.30 a.m.
  3. Company will parade at 10.35 a.m. in full marching order to reach starting point at 11 a.m.
  4. Tonight May 30 all stores for Transport by the Light Rwy will be taken to Portsmouth Dump.
  5. One corporal and 3 men will be detailed to accompany train as a guard.
  6. All tents, shelters and dugouts will be left thoroughly cleaned and in good condition.
Issued 6 p.m.
Copy
No. 1 OC No 1 Section
No. 2 OC No 2 Section
No. 3 OC No 3 Section
No. 4 OC No 4 Section
No. 5 Transport Officer
No. 6 Acting Sgt Major
No. 7 8 9 War Diary
[Sgd] E.R. Robison
O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy

Appendix A
(Syllabus of Training - June 1917)
1st Week Physical
Training
Drill Mechanical Musketry MG Tact
Training
Inter-
Communication
Map
Reading
General
Tactical
Training
Special
Subjects
Monday 7-7.30 9-10 Company Drill
11.45-12.30 Allocation of Duties
2-2.45 Section Drill
10-10.30 Lecture Characterisitics
11-11.30 Revolver Drill
10.45-11 Gas Drill 3-4
Tuesday 7-7.30 9-10 Gun Drill
10-11 Stripping & General Description
11.15-12.30 Indication & Recognition 2-3 Semaphore 3-4
Wednesday 7-7.30 ------------ ------------ ROUTE MARCH & SPORTS ------------ ------------ ------------
Thursday 7-7.30 9-9.45 Section Drill 10-11 Mechanism 11-12.30 Rangeing
2-3 J D
3-4
Friday 7-7.30 9-10 Gun Drill 10-11 Mechanism 11-12.30 Methods of Application MG Fire 2-3 Semaphore 3-4
Saturday 7-7.30 9-10 Company Drill 10-11 Stoppages & Immediate Action 11-12.30 Cleaning up Stores etc.

Appendix 1
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 68 2/7/17
Warning Order
  1. The 6th Cdn M.G. Coy will move from Gouy Servins to billets at Aix Noulette at 3 p.m. July 2nd.
  2. Company will move into the line on night July 3/4th and will take over portion of line at present held by the 137th and 139th M.G. Coys.
  3. Lts Hardiman and Tucker will leave at 9 a.m. 2/7/17 and proceed to 139th M.G. Coy Hdqrs to arrange details of reliefs.
Issued at 10 a.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 2 Section
3 O.C. No. 3 Section
4 O.C. No. 4 Section
5 S.M. Laister
6 7 8 War Diary
[Sgd] A. Eastham
Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Appendix 2
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 69 3/7/17
  1. The Coy will relieve the 139th Coy. tonight in the Laurent Sector.
  2. Positions will be taken up in accordance with M.G. Map issued by the 2nd Cdn Div.
  3. Lt. Withrow and Sgt Boddie will act as guides and bring the Company to Coy Hdqrs.
  4. No. 1 Section will be in reserve. 

  5. No. 2 Section will have 2 guns in M12a and 2 guns in M12b. 
    No. 3 Section 2 guns in M12b and 2 guns M12c. 
    No. 4 Section 4 guns in M18.
  6. All belt boxes to be brought in loaded and 4 spare belts to be carried.
  7. Corporal Preston to report to O.C. at Coy. Hdqrs.
  8. Sgt Cartwright and 4 signallers will report to Coy. Hdqrs.
  9. Lt Wallbridge will remain at transport lines for the night 3/4th.
  10. 1 Water cart full to be brought in.
  11. Transport and Coy will move as early as possible.
  12. All transport will come to Hdqrs.
  13. An officer and 4 O.R. 139th Coy will meet Coy at Bully Bridge at 9.15 p.m. to bring the Coy to positions separately from the Transport.
Issued at 5 p.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 2 Section
3 O.C. No. 3 Section
4 O.C. No. 4 Section
5 O.C. 139th M G Coy
6 Transport Officer
[Sgd] A. Eastham
Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Appendix 3
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 70 8/7/17
  1. No. 1 Section will relieve No. 3 Section in the positions held by them on night 8/9th July.
  2. O.C. No. 3 Section will have guides at Hdqrs by 10.45 p.m.
  3. All Belts Boxes Spare Parts etc will be handed over on relief. Guns and tripods only will be carried out.
  4. Completion of relief to be notified to Coy Hdqrs.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 3 Section
3 4 5 War Diary
[Sgd] A. Eastham
Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Appendix 4
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 71 12/7/17
  1. The 4 & 6th Cdn M.G. Coys will exchange sectors in the line night 13/14th July.
  2. (a) No. 1 Section 6th Cdn M. G. Coy will take over positions in reserve at present held by No. 3 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy at M29 d 1½.4½. Section HQ (12) M29 d 1½.4½. 

  3. (b) No. 2 Section will take over position at present held by No. 4 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy. One gun with No. 1 at M23 d 6½.4½  (9)  M29 d 1½.4½. 
    M23 b 9.3  (10)  Sect. HQ M23 d 4½.9 
    M23 b 8.9½  (11) 
    (c) No. 3 Section 6th C.M.G. Coy will take over position at present held by No. 2 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy. 
    M24 d 7½.3½ 
    M24 d 1½.8½ 
    M24 b ½.5 
    M24 a 8½.9  Section HQ  M23 d 4½.9 
    (d) No. 4 Sect 6th C.M.G. Coy will take over position at present held by No. 1 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy. 
    N25 c 5.8 
    N25 c 4½.7½ 
    N25 a 2.5 
    M30 b 2½.9 
    HQ M30 a 9½.5½
  4. Moves will take place as follows.

  5. (a) No. 3 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy. will relieve No. 4 Section 6th C.M.G. Coy. which will then relieve No. 1 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy. 
    (b) No. 4 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy. will relieve No. 1 Section 6th C.M.G. Coy. which will then take over positions previously held by No. 3 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy. 
    (c) No. 3 Section 6th C.M.G. Coy. will relieve No. 2 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy. which will then relieve No. 2 Section 6th C.M.G. Coy. No. 2 Section will take over positions held by No. 4 Section 4th C.M.G. Coy.
  6. Each Section will detail 1 man per section to act as guides to party of 4th C.M.G. Coy. officers and O.R. Guides to be at V2 gun position M17 b 8.2 (Crimson Trench) at 11 a.m. July 13 1917.
  7. Eight filled belts and boxes will be turned over per gun. Nos 1 will obtain receipts for all trench stores.
  8. Guides from 4th C.M.G. Coy. will meet 6th C.M.G. Coy. Crews at Bde Hqrs LIEVIN at M23 c 6.8 at 10.20 p.m.
  9. Relief will commence after dark and will be complete by 4 a.m.
  10. Transport officer will have limber at Coy. Hdqrs. St Pierre night July 13 to transfer H.Q. Stores to new H Q.
  11. Rations will be taken to new Coy Hdqrs night of July 13th and distributed from there. Transport officers will be responsible for reconnoitring best route.
  12. Completion of relief to be notified by runner to Coy Hdqrs.
Issued at 12.05 a.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 2 Section
3 O.C. No. 3 Section
4 O.C. No. 4 Section
5 Transport Officer
6 S.Major Laister
7 8 9 War Diary
[Sgd] A. Eastham
Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Appendix 5
Operation Order No. 72 17/7/17
Ref. Lens 36C SW1  1/10 000
  1. The 6th C M G Coy will be relieved in the line by the 4th C M G Coy night 17/18th July.
  2. (a) No. 4 Section 4th C M G Coy will relieve No. 4 Section 6th C M G Coy in following positions 

  3. N25 c 5.8 (1) 
    N25 c 4½.5½ (2) 
    N25 a 2.5 (3) 
    M30 b 2½.9 (4) 
    Section H.Q. M30 b 8.5¼ 
    (b) No. 1 Section 4th C M G Coy will relieve No. 3 Section 6th C M G Coy in following positions 
    M24 d 7½.3½ (5) 
    M24 d 1½.8½ (6) 
    M24 b ½.5 
    M24 a 8½.9 
    Section H.Q. M23 d 4½.9 
    (c) No. 3 Section 4th C M G Coy will relieve No. 2 Section 6th C M G Coy in following positions 
    M23 d 6½.9½ (9) 
    M23 b 9.3 (10) 
    M23 b 8.9½ (11) 
    Section H.Q. M23 d 4½.9 
    (d) No. 2 Section 4th C M G Coy will relieve No. 1 Section 6th C M G Coy (plus one gun) in reserve at 
    M29 d 1½.3¾ (12)
  4. The following guides will be supplied by 6th C M G Coy 

  5. (1) No. 1 Section 2 guides at Section H.Q. M29 d ½.3¾ 
    (2) No. 2 Section No guides 
    (3) No. 3 Section 4 guides at Section H.Q. M23 d 4½.9 
    (4) No. 4 Section 4 guides at Coy H.Q. M28 b 5.1 
    Guides to be at meeting place 12.30 a.m. July 18th.
  6. 8 filled belts and boxes per gun will be handed over to 4th C M G Coy. Section officers will obtain receipts in duplicate for all trench stores. Same to be handed in to Coy. H.Q.
  7. Limbers will be allotted as follows. 

  8. (1) Limber Coy Hdqrs 10.30 p.m. July 17 
    (2) 2 Limbers under Lt. Bain at Section H.Q. M23 d 4½.9 at 2.30 a.m. 
    (3) 2 Limbers under Lt. Stonehewer at Coy. Hdqrs at 2.30 a.m. 18th
  9. Company upon relief will move to Billets at Bouvigny huts. O.C. Sections will send out N.C.O's to reconnoitre shortest way out. Guides will meet sections at Colonels House to guide to billets.
  10. Completion of Relief to be reported to Coy H.Q.
Acknowledge.
Issued at 9.30 a.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 2 Section
3 O.C. No. 3 Section
4 O.C. No. 4 Section
5 Transport Officer
6 S.M. Laister
7 8 9 War Diary
[Sgd] A. Eastham
Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Appendix 6
6th C.M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 73 22/7/17
  1. The 6th Cdn M G Coy will relieve the 5th Cdn M G Coy in the Laurent Sector night 23/24th July 1917.
  2. The 6th Cdn M G Coy will take over following positions. (a) Positions V1 V2 V3 V4 by No. 4 Section (b) Positions V5 V6 V7 V8 by No. 1 Section (c) Positions V9 V10 V11 V12 by No. 2 Section (d) Positions in Reserve Cite St Pierre by No. 3 Section
  3. Guides for Nos. 1 2 and 3 Sections will be at Bn Dump M11 b 5.5 and Guides for No. 4 Section will be at LONEHOUSE M17 b 6.3 by 10.30 p.m.
  4. Eight loaded belts and boxes per gun will be taken over from 5th Cdn M G Coy and equivalent number of belts and boxes will be handed over by Transport Officer 6th Cdn M G Coy.
  5. All limbers with exception of Cook limber will be loaded by 12 noon July 23rd.
  6. Company will parade at 7.55 p.m. and will move off from Bouvigny Huts by sections at 8 p.m. Interval between sections 200 yards.
  7. All receipts for Trench Stores will be handed in to Coy Hdqrs by 9 a.m. July 24th.
  8. Completion of relief to be reported to Coy Hdqrs by runner.
Acknowledge.
Issued at 8 p.m.
Copy No.
1 Headquarters
2 6th C.I.B.
3 O.C. No. 1 Section
4 O.C. No. 2 Section
5 O.C. No. 3 Section
6 O.C. No. 4 Section
7 Transport Officer
8 9 10 War Diary
[Sgd] A. Eastham
Major O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Appendix 1
6th C.M.G. Coy. 1/8/17
Operation Order No. 74
  1. During the night 1st/2nd Aug Nos. 3 & 4 sections 6th C.M.G. Coy will be relieved in the line by corresponding sections of the 4th & 5th C.M.G. Coy's.
  2. Immediately upon relief Nos. 3 & 4 sections will move to the Fosse grounds Fosse 11. Maroc.
  3. Limbers will be at Battalion dump M.11.b.5.5. at 1.30 a.m. All spare parts, belts, & belt boxes will be brought out by the sections.
  4. Completion of relief will be notified to Coy Hqrs. Will be located in Fosse 11 Maroc.
Acknowledge.
Issued at 10.45 p.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 3 Section
2 O.C. No. 4 Section
3 Transport Officer
4 Headquarters
5 6 7 War Diary
[Signed] E.R. Robison.
Lt for O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Appendix 2
6th C.M.G. Coy. 2/8/17
Operation Order No. 75
  1. Immediately upon receipt of this order Nos 3 & 4 Sections & Hqrs will withdraw to transport lines Sains-en-Gohelle.
  2. Limbers have been ordered and will await sections at the SLAG-HEAP Fosse 11.
Acknowledge.
Issued at 11.55 p.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 3 Section
2 O.C. No. 4 Section
3 Headquarters
4 5 6 War Diary
[Signed] E.R. Robison.
Lt for O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Appendix 3
6th C.M.G. Coy. 5/8/17
Operation Order No. 76
  1. During the night 6/7th of Aug Nos 1 & 2 Sections 6th CMG Coy will be relieved in the line by Nos. 3 & 4 Sections 6th CMG Coy.
  2. Guns, tripods, spare parts, belts, etc. will be turned over to the relieving section.
  3. Programme of night firing will be handed over to the relieving sections.
  4. Guides from 1 & 2 Sections will be at Bn dump M.11.b.5.5. at 10 p.m. to meet relieving sections and limbers.
  5. On completion of relief Nos 1 & 2 Sections will move to billets in Sains-en-Gohelle.
  6. Completion of relief will be reported to Coy. Hqds. M.11.b.8.2.
Issued at 2 p.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 2 Section
3 O.C. No. 3 Section
4 O.C. No. 4 Section
5 Transport Officer
6 6th C.I.B.
7 8 9 War Diary
[Signed] E.R. Robison.
Lt for O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Appendix 4
6th C.M.G. Coy. 13/8/17
Operation Order No. 77
  1. During the night 13/14th August the 6th CMG Coy will take up its battle positions. These positions must be occupied by 10.30 p.m. night 13/14th August.
  2. Nos. 1 and 2 barrage sections will move from rest billets at 2 p.m. and will relieve Nos. 3 & 4 reserve sections in indirect fire positions. Nos. 1 & 2 sections will take over guns and all accessories from 3 and 4 Sections.
  3. Nos. 3 and 4 Sections upon relief will move to reserve positions in vicinity of 5th C.I.B. H.Q.
  4. Nos. 1 and 2 Sections will move at dusk to forward battle positions. This move when complete will be reported to MAJOR BASEVI - 14th C M G Coy. the group commander at 5th C.I.B. H.Q.
  5. Transport Officer will arrange to dump the guns all accessories and rations at point where 6th C.I.B. Hdqrs TRENCH crosses FOSSE 11 ROAD. Rations for Nos. 1 and 2 Sections will be dumped at the usual place M.11.b.5.5.
  6. Sections will carry 6 men crews, 4 gunners and 2 runners. Two runners will also be attached to Section H.D.Q.R.S. Surplus personnel will be in reserve at Coy HDQRS in order that casualties may be replaced.
  7. Section commanders will report once every 24 hours to Coy. H.Q.
Acknowledge.
Issued at 1.30 p.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 2 Section
3 O.C. No. 3 Section
4 O.C. No. 4 Section
5 O.C. Transport
6 6th C.I.B.
7 8 9 War Diary
[Signed] C.V. Williams.
Lt for O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Appendix 5
6th C.M.G. Coy. 17/8/17
Operation Order No. 78
  1. During night 17/16th August the 8 Reserve Guns of the 6th CMG. Coy will relieve the 8 mobile guns of 4th CMG. Coy. in the following positions. 

  2. 2 guns No. 4 Section in reserve at M.12.b.1½.4½. 
    1 gun No. 4 Section at N.13.b.4.8. 
    1 gun No. 4 Section at N.13.b.8.8½. 
    No. 4 Section HDQRS. at N.13.b.4.8. 
    1 gun No. 3 Section at N.8.c.2.4½. 
    1 gun No. 3 Section at N.8.c.½.4. 
    1 gun No. 3 Section at N.8.c.4½.8½. 
    1 gun No. 3 Section at N.8.c.5.5. 
    No. 3 Section HDQRS, at N.8.c.4½.8½.
  3. Guides of 4th CMG. Coy will be at 4th CMG. Coy HQ. (M.11.b.1½.4½) at 10.00 p.m.
  4. 8 boxes and belts will be turned over at each position also 1 box S.A.A. and 1 can of water, flares etc. for each gun.
  5. Heavy tripods will be stored at Company H.Q.
  6. Completion of relief will be reported to Coy. H.Q.
  7. In view of pending attack by the Brigade, Section Commanders will reconnoitre ground for gun positions to hold present front line and cover new front line.
Issued at 6 p.m.
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 2 Section
3 O.C. No. 3 Section
4 O.C. No. 4 Section
5 Transport Officer
6 6th C.I.B.
7 8 9 War Diary
[Signed] C.V. Williams.
Lt for O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Appendix 6
6th C.M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 79 23/8/17
  1. During night 23/24th Aug. two sections of the 15th CMG Coy. will relieve two mobile sections of the 6th CMG Coy. in the line.
  2. (a) 4 guns of B Section 15th CMG Coy will relieve 4 guns of No. 3 Section 6th CMG Coy in following positions :- 

  3. 1 gun N.8.c.55.65. 
    1 gun N.8.c.45.80. (also sect. H.Q.) 
    1 gun N.8.d.05.80. 
    1 gun N.8.d.60.50. 
    (b) The following will be turned over :- 
    4 guns and field mounts. 
    2 heavy tripods 
    2 tins water at each position 
    8 loaded belts and boxes at each position 
    1000 rds bulk S.A.A. at each position 
    Reserve Iron Rations. 
    (c) Guides from each position will report at Coy. H.Q. before 7 p.m. night 23/24th Aug.
  4. (a) Two guns of A Section will relieve the mobile guns of No. 4 Section in following positions :- 

  5. 1 gun N.13.b.4.8. (also Sect. H.Q.) 
    1 gun N.13.b.80.85. 
    (b) Guides from Coy. H.Q. will take these two crews to Section H Q (N.13.b.4.8.) 
    (c) Two reserve guns of A Section will remain at Coy. H.Q. and relieve two reserve guns of No. 4 Sec 6th CMG Coy.
  6. Guides for both A and B Sections 15th CMG Coy will meet same at RATION DUMP at 9.30 p.m.
  7. Completion of relief will be reported to Coy. H.Q. Sections will take equipment to Old Coy H Q and leave it in charge Sgt. Major. Transport will call for same on night 24/25th inst.
  8. On completion of relief Nos. 3 and 4 Sections will move to rest billets in SAINS-EN-GOHELLE.
Issued at 
Copy No.
1 O.C. No. 1 Section
2 O.C. No. 2 Section
3 O.C. No. 3 Section
4 O.C. No. 4 Section
5 Transport Officer
6 6th C.I.B.
7 8 9 War Diary
10 15th CMG Coy
[Signed] C.V. Williams.
Lt for O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Appendix 7
6th C.M.G. Coy. 28/8/17
Operation Order No. 80
  1. Immediately upon receipt of this order, Nos 1 and 2 Sections will, with Hdqrs, withdraw to SAINS-EN-GOHELLE.
  2. Limbers have been ordered and will await sections at Coy. HDQRS.
Acknowledge.
Issued at 10 p.m.
Copy No.
1 to O.C. No. 1 Section
2 to O.C. No. 2 Section
3 to Headquarters
4 5 6 War Diary
[Signed] A. Eastham
Major O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Appendix 8
J. Battery 6th Cdn M G Coy.
Barrage Tables

Appendix 1
6th C.M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 81. 16/9/17
  1. The 6th C.M.G. Coy will move on the 17th inst. to MAISNIL BOUCHE.
  2. The following routine will be observed. 

  3. Reveille 4.30 a.m. 
    Breakfast 5 a.m. 
    Sick Parade 5.30 a.m. 
    Limbers loaded & ready to move 6.15 a.m. 
    Parade in full marching order 6.40 a.m. 
    Move off 6.45 a.m.
  4. Rear Party consisting of 6 men under Lt. Broadbridge will remain behind to see that billets are handed over in good condition.
Issued at 1 p.m.
Copys to
1 to OC 1 Section
2 to OC 2 Section
3 to OC 3 Section
4 to OC 4 Section
5 to Transport Officer
6 Office
7 8 9 War Diary
[Signed] E.R. Robison. Lt. O.C.
6th C M G Coy.

Appendix 2
6th C.M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 82. 20/9/17
  1. The 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy will relieve the 5th C M G Coy in support on 21st Sept 1917.
  2. The following routine will be observed. 

  3. Reveille 6 a.m. 
    Breakfast 6.30 a.m. 
    Limbers loaded & ready to move 8.15 a.m. 
    Coy Parade 9 a.m. (Full Marching Order)
  4. Coy will move to BERTHONVAL FARM (x28 c 7.6)
  5. Guides for each section will be at X28 c 7.6 at 2 p.m.
  6. Sections will take in 8 filled boxes per gun and 6 spare belts. 

  7. The usual Trench Stores will be taken over.
  8. Completion of relief will be reported to Coy Hdqrs.
Issued at 2 p.m.
Copy No
1 to OC 1 Section
2 to OC 2 Section
3 to OC 3 Section
4 to OC 4 Section
5 to Trans. Off.
6 D.M.G.C.
7 Office
8 9 10 War Diary
[Signed] E.R. Robison. Lt. O.C.
6th C M G Coy.

Appendix 3
6th Canadian Machine Gun Coy.
Operation Order No. 83. 26/9/17
Map Ref. Sheet 36 B S.E.
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn Div M.G. Bn Operation Order No. 28 reliefs will be carried out on night 27th/28th Sept as follows.
  2. The 6th C.M.G. Coy will be relieved in support by corresponding sections of the 14th C.M.G. Coy. 

  3. (a) 2 men to act as guides will meet the 14th C.M.G. Coy at the 6th C.M.G. Coy transport lines at 4 p.m. 2 guides from each section will meet 14th C.M.G. Coy at Ration Dump at 4 p.m.
  4. 14 filled belts and boxes per gun will be handed over to relieving crews . All maps, aeroplane photos and trench stores will be handed over and receipts taken for them and copies forwarded to Coy Hdqrs.
  5. Completion of relief to be reported to Coy Hdqrs by runner.
  6. On completion of relief by 14th C.M.G. Coy the 6th C.M.G. Coy will relieve the 5th C.M.G. Coy in the forward area.
  7. Section and Hdqrs Limbers will meet Company at ration Dump in Support Area at 6.30 p.m. Guides from 5th C.M.G. Coy will meet 6th C.M.G. Coy at Brigade Headquarters PETIT VIMY S24 c 4½.5½ At 7.30 p.m. Guides for each section will meet Coy at Ration Dump T13 b 9.7. Guides for Hdqrs limber will meet same at Junction of Latolie Road and Len-Arras Road.
  8. No. 1 Section plus 1 gun No. 4 Section 6th Coy will relieve "A" Section 5th Coy. 

  9. No. 2 Section 6th Coy will relieve "B" Section 5th Coy. 
    No. 3 Section 6th Coy will relieve "C" Section 5th Coy. 
    No. 4 Section 6th Coy less 1 gun will relieve 3 guns "D" Section 5th Coy.
  10. 11 filled belts and boxes per gun will be taken over from the 5th Company. 3 filled belts and boxes per gun will be carried in. All maps aeroplane photos and trench stores will be taken over and receipts given for same and copy forwarded to Coy Hdqrs on completion of relief. Completion of relief to be notified Coy Hdqrs by the Code Phrase "COPY".
  11. Section officers will report by runner to the nearest infantry Company Commander as soon as relief is complete. On day following relief Section officers will report personally to the nearest Infantry Company Commander.
  12. Range Cards and fire Orders to be posted at each gun position day following relief.
Issued at 4 p.m.
Copy No
1 OC 1 Section
2 OC 2 Section
3 OC 3 Section
4 OC 4 Section
5 Transport Officer
6 D.M.G.C.
7 OC 5th C.M.G. Coy
8 OC 14th C.M.G. Coy
9 Office Copy
10 11 12 War Diary
[Signed] E.R. Robison. Lt. O.C.
6th C M G Coy.

2nd Canadian Divisional M.G. Battalion.
M.G. A 31/2
31st August 1917.
To:-
4th Canadian M.G. Company
5th Canadian M.G. Company
6th Canadian M.G. Company
14th Canadian M.G. Company

Attached copy of letter received from the Corps Commander shewing his appreciation of the work of the Machine Guns of the Corps in the Attack on HILL 70 and in repelling of subsequent counter-attacks is forwarded for your information.

This letter will be read at Company Parade.

[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major DMGC.
2ND CANADIAN DIVISION

Canadian Corps Headquarters,
France, 30th August, 1917.
The Corps Machine Gun Officer

Now that the battle of Hill 70 is practically over, I desire to convey to you my appreciation of the most excellent work done by you personally, and by the Machine Gun Companies under your control in connection with these most successful operations.

I have heard nothing but the very highest praise concerning the co-operation by the machine guns in the attack, and in the repelling of the numerous hostile counter-attacks. The liaison seemed to have been very good indeed. I also know that the machine gun fire was largely responsible in preventing the enemy from repairing the damage caused by our preliminary bombardment.

Success such as we have had is only possible when each branch of the Service pulls it's own weight and all pull together. I would be glad if you would convey to the Machine Gunners under your Command and control my appreciation of the manner in which they performed the tasks allotted to them.

[Sgd] A.W. CURRIE.
Lieut-General.
Commanding Canadian Corps.

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M. G. BATTALION.
7th September 1917.
To:-

3rd Canadian Division
3rd Can. Div. M.G. Battalion
4th Canadian M.G. Company
5th Canadian M.G. Company
6th Canadian M.G. Company
14th Canadian M.G. Company
2nd Canadian Division General Staff

  1. At 10 a.m. on the 11th September 1917 Os. C. Machine Gun Companies will visit Headquarters of M.G. Companies in the line at "Badger" T.20 b 10.85 Ref: Secret Map M.G.B. (1) and make arrangements to visit all Machine Gun positions and take notes of field of fire and any other information required, and will make all arrangements for guides etc. for the relief which will be on a date to be notified to all concerned later.
  2. Os. C. Companies will also arrange with O.C. Machine Gun Company in the line to send his Section Officers to visit gun positions on the 13th September.
  3. Acknowledge.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
M.G. B.5/2
8th September 1917.
To:-

4th Canadian M.G. Company
5th Canadian M.G. Company
6th Canadian M.G. Company
14th Canadian M.G. Company
2nd Can Div. General Staff
D.A.A.Q.M.S.

ADVANCE MACHINE GUN S.A.A. DUMP.
FOR BARRAGE GUNS.
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  1. Commencing on night following relief of the M.G. Companies of the 3rd Canadian Division by the M.G. Companies of the 2nd Canadian Division advance Barrage M.G. Dumps will be established at the following locations. Ref. Secret Map M.G.B. (1) A Dump Square T15a B Dump Square T3a
  2. 1. The 4th and 5th C.M.G. Companies will dump 1,000,000 rounds at A dump. 

  3. 2. The 6th and 14th C.M.G. Companies will dump 1,000,000 rounds at B dump.
  4. Care to be taken to camouflage S.A.A. dumps.
  5. O.C. Machine Gun Companies will arrange exact location of these two dumps and report location to this Office.
  6. Guard to be placed over dump with orders not to issue S.A.A. from either dump A. or B. without orders from D.M.G.C.
  7. Dumps to be completed by the 25th September 1917 and certificate to the effect sent to D.M.G.C.
  8. S.A.A. for these two dumps will be drawn from Divisional dump. Location of Divisional Dump will be notified to O.C. Companies later.
  9. Acknowledge.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major DMGC.
2ND CANADIAN DIVISION

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
M.G.A. 10/5
10th September 1917.
To:-
4th Canadian M.G. Company
5th Canadian M.G. Company
6th Canadian M.G. Company
14th Canadian M.G. Company

Reference the new Machine Gun Organization

  1. The Machine Gun Battalion of 4 Companies now becomes a Divisional Troops Unit and, as such, will be served by the Headquarters Company, Divisional Train (or by one Supply Officer during the absence of the Headquarters Coy.). necessary transfers of wagons will be made within the Train.
  2. The D.A.D.V.S. will arrange Veterinary Services by one Veterinary Officer.
  3. Present Ordnance arrangements will continue until further orders.
  4. Arrangements should be made at once to obtain the necessary irons from the Divisional Train Company serving the Battalion. (Ref: our M.G. A3/7  3/9/17)
  5. Lime required for white-washing at horse standings may be demanded of Supply Officers and will be supplied by the S.S.O. within the next few days.
[Signed] ?? Lt.
for Major DMGC.
2nd Canadian Division.

SECRET.

Copy No. 11
13th September 1917.
M.G. D/1

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER No. 26
INSTRUCTIONS FOR RELIEF OF MACHINE GUN COMPANIES.
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Reference Map.  Secret Map M.G.B. 1.
   Sheet 36c S.W.
  1. In accordance with 2nd Canadian Divisional Operation Order No. 146 of September 13th 1917 the Machine Gun Company reliefs will take place as follows:- 

  2. (a) The 4th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve the 8th Canadian M.G. Company on the night 15/16th September 1917 and will take up the following Defensive positions shown on Secret Map M.G.B.1 issued to all concerned. 
    Relief to be completed by daylight of morning 16th September 1917. 
    (b) Approx positions are as follows:-
No. of Guns Name of Position Map Location Remarks
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
2 Guns
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
1 Gun
Bess
Belinda
Bluenose
Bois
Brandon
do.
Aintree
Ascot
Auk
Buffalo
Bronco
Baiger
 

Bulldog

T.7.b.70.40.
T.7.b.35.10.
T.7.b.90.05.
T.8.c.35.90.
T.8.d.70.65.
T.8.d.70.90.
T.9.c.35.10.
T.15.a.65.85.
T.15.b.50.60.
T.14.d.15.75.
T.13.b.55.45.
T.20.b.10.85.
T.9.a.70.95.
T.9.a.70.95
T.20.a.20.85.
    Note. 1 Gun at Bronco will be kept in hand as reserve gun.
  1. Details of relief will be arranged directly between Company Commanders concerned.
  2. All Maps, Photos, Trench Stores and dug-outs will be taken over by the 4th Canadian M.G. Company from the Company they relieve.
  3. Report of dispositions of guns, statement of Trench Stores, and quantity of S.A.A. at gun positions, Company Headquarters and reserve S.A.A. dump will be sent to D.M.G.C. as soon as possible after completion of relief. O's C. Companies will arrange to bring bulk S.A.A. supply up to 10,000 rounds per gun, including gun in reserve.
  4. Section Officers will report by runner to nearest Infantry Company Commander as soon as relief is completed.
  5. On the day following relief Section Commanders will report personally to nearest Infantry Company Commander.
  6. Range Cards and fire orders to be posted at each gun position day following relief.
  7. Section Officers will call at M.G. Headquarters at 10 a.m. day before relief and go round gun positions.
  8. The 5th Canadian M.G. Company will move into immediate support in dug-outs in BLIGHTY TRENCH and vicinity of S.22.c. & d.
  9. This Company will be used as a working party to put these dug-outs in condition under instruction from D.M.G.C.
  10. Anti-Aircraft emplacements will be erected in as many places as possible by each Company for use against low flying enemy Aircraft.
  11. Location of Anti-Aircraft emplacements will be sent to this office as soon as they are constructed.
  12. The 6th Canadian M.G. Company and 14th Canadian M.G. Company will be in DIVISIONAL RESERVE at MAISNAIL BOUCHE.
  13. G.O.C. 2ND CANADIAN DIVISION will take over command from the G.O.C. 3rd CANADIAN DIVISION at 10 a.m. September 15th 1917.
  14. Completion of relief will be reported by wire to this office by the Code phrase " ?ES REPORT ".
  15. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] J.E. McCorkell  Lt.
Acting D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at 8.30 p.m.

Copy No.
1 Office Copy
2 War Diary
3 War Diary
4 General Staff
5 A.A. & Q.M.C.
6 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade
7 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade
8 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade
9 4th Canadian M.G. Company
10 5th Canadian M.G. Company
11 6th Canadian M.G. Company
12 14th Canadian M.G. Company
13 2nd C.D.A.
14 C.R.E.
15 Signals
16 A.D.M.S.
17 Canadian Corps.
18 Canadian Corps M.G. Officer
19 3rd Canadian Division
20 4th Canadian Division


2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
APPENDIX TO OPERATION ORDER No. 26.

REFERENCE MAP. SHEET 36b S.E.
 
Date Unit From To Route Transport
Lines
Remarks
Night
Sept. 15/16
4th C.M.G.Coy. CAMBLAIN
L'ABBE
Forward
area
CAMBLAIN L'ABBE
VILLERS-AU-BOIS
Cross country route to
destination
X.28.c.7.6. Pass road junction
W.22.a.95.15. at 6 a.m. September 15th 1917.
do. 5th C.M.G.Coy. do. do. do. do. Pass road junction
W.22.a.95.15. at 6.20 a.m. September 15th 1917.
Sept. 17th 6th C.M.G.Coy. do. MAISNIL
BOUCHE
CAMBLAIN L'ABBE
MAISNIL BOUCHE
MAISNIL
BOUCHE
Pass road junction W.22.a.9.9. at 7 a.m. September 15th 1917.
do. 7th C.M.G.Coy. do. do. do. do. Pass road junction W.22.a.9.9. at 7.20 a.m. September 15th 1917.

[Signed] J.E. McCorkell  Lt.
A./D.M.G.C.
2nd CDN. DIV.

SECRET.

Copy No. 11
14th September 1917.

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
APPENDEX TO OPERATION ORDER No. 26
INSTRUCTIONS FOR RELIEF OF MACHINE GUN COMPANIES.
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  1. Immediately relief is complete O's C. Companies will report personally to G.O.C. the Brigades in whose area they are working
[Signed] J.E. McCorkell  Lt.
Acting D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at 8 a.m.

Copy No.
1 Office Copy
2 War Diary
3 War Diary
4 General Staff
5 A.A. & Q.M.C.
6 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade
7 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade
8 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade
9 4th Canadian M.G. Company
10 5th Canadian M.G. Company
11 6th Canadian M.G. Company
12 14th Canadian M.G. Company
13 2nd C.D.A.
14 C.R.E.
15 Signals
16 A.D.M.S.
17 Canadian Corps.
18 Canadian Corps M.G. Officer
19 3rd Canadian Division
20 4th Canadian Division


SECRET.

Copy No. 11
20th September 1917.

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER No. 27
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REFERENCE MAP. SHEET 36c S.W.
  1. In accordance with 2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL OPERATION ORDER No. 150 para. 5, of September 19th 1917, the Machine Gun Company reliefs will be carried out on the night 21/22nd September 1917, as follows:- 

  2. (a) The 5th Canadian Machine Gun Company will relieve the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company, in the line. 
    (b) The 6th Canadian Machine Gun Company will relieve the 5th Canadian Machine Gun Company in close support. Reliefs will be completed by daylight of September 22nd.
  3. Upon completion of relief the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company will occupy billets vacated by the 6th Canadian Machine Gun Company, at MAISNIL BOUCHE, and the 6th Canadian Machine Gun Company will occupy camp vacated by the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company, at X.28.c.6.8. The 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company will leave this camp intact, no tents or tarpaulins will be removed.
  4. Details of relief will be arranged directly between Company Commanders concerned.
  5. Full details of the work in progress will be handed over to the relieving Company, and the relieving Company will be responsible that this work is carried on.
  6. No movement is to take place during hours of daylight, EAST of VIMY RIDGE.
  7. Immediately relief is complete O's C. Companies will report personally to G.O.C. the Brigade, in whose area they are working.
  8. Completion of relief will be reported by wire to this Office by the Code Phrase "SHORT CHANGE".
  9. All Maps, Aeroplane Photos, and Trench Stores, will be handed over to the relieving Company, and a receipt taken for same, and a copy forwarded to this Headquarters.
  10. Disposition reports, showing distribution of garrison and location of guns, also Trench Strength in Officers and O.Rs., will be rendered to this Office by 10 a.m. 22nd instant.
  11. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] J.E. McCorkell  Lt.
Actg/ D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at ..1.. p.m.

Copy No.
1 Office Copy
2 War Diary
3 War Diary
4 General Staff
5 A.A. & Q.M.C.
6 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade
7 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade
8 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade
9 4th Canadian M.G. Company
10 5th Canadian M.G. Company
11 6th Canadian M.G. Company
12 14th Canadian M.G. Company
13 2nd C.D.A.
14 C.R.E.
15 Signals
16 A.D.M.S.
17 Canadian Corps M.G. Officer
18 D.M.G.C. 1st Canadian Division
19 D.M.G.C. 3rd Canadian Division
20 D.M.G.C. 4th Canadian Division


2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
APPENDIX TO OPERATION ORDER No. 27.

REFERENCE MAP. SHEET 36b S.E.

September 20th 1917.
Unit From To Route Transport Lines Remarks.
4th Canadian
M.G. Company
Forward
Area
MAISNIL
BOUCHE
X.28.c.7.6.cross
country to VILLERS
-AU-BOIS cross
country to MAISNIL
BOUCHE
MAISNIL
BOUCHE
Leave Present Horse
lines at 9 a.m.
September 22nd.
6th Canadian
M.G. Company
MAISNIL
BOUCHE
Forward
Area
MAISNIL BOUCHE
cross country toVILLERS-AU-BOIS
cross country to
X.28.c.7.6.
X.28.c.7.6. Cross Road Junction
W.10.b.20.70. at 9
a.m. September 21st 1917
[Signed] J.E. McCorkell  Lt.
Actg/ D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.

SECRET.

Copy No. 9
25th September 1917.

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER No. 28.
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REFERENCE MAP. SHEET 36b S.E.
  1. In accordance with 2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL OPERATION ORDER No. 151 para 5 of September 25th 1917, the Machine Gun Company reliefs will be carried out on the night 27/28th September 1917, as follows:- 

  2. (a) The 6th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve the 5th Canadian M.G. Company in the line. 
    (b) The 14th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve the 6th Canadian M.G. Company in close support. Reliefs will be completed by daylight of September 28th 1917.
  3. Upon completion of relief the 5th Canadian M.G. Company will occupy billets vacated by the 14th Canadian M.G. Company, at MAISNIL BOUCHE, and the 14th Canadian M.G. Company will occupy camp vacated by the 5th Canadian M.G. Company, at X.28.c.6.8. The 5th Canadian M.G. Company will leave this camp intact, no tents or tarpaulins will be removed.
  4. Details of relief will be arranged directly between Company Commanders concerned.
  5. Full details of the work in progress will be handed over to the relieving Company, and the relieving Company will be responsible that this work is carried out.
  6. No movement is to take place during hours of daylight, EAST of VIMY RIDGE.
  7. Immediately relief is complete O's C. Companies will report personally to G.O.C. the Brigade, in whose area they are working.
  8. Completion of relief will be reported by wire to this Office by the Code Phrase "DELTA".
  9. All Maps, Aeroplane Photos, and Trench Stores, will be handed over to the relieving Company, and a receipt taken for same, and a copy forwarded to this Headquarters.
  10. Disposition reports, showing distribution of garrison and location of guns, also Trench Strength in Officers and O.Rs., will be rendered to this Office by 10.00 a.m. 2?th instant.
  11. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at ..10.. p.m.

Copy No.
1 Office Copy
2 General Staff
3 A.A. & Q.M.C.
4 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade
5 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade
6 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade
7 4th Canadian M.G. Company
8 5th Canadian M.G. Company
9 6th Canadian M.G. Company
10 14th Canadian M.G. Company
11 Corps M.G. Officer


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