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6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company
War Diaries - Appendices (October 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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6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 84
Map. Ref. 36B S.E.
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. Operation Order No. 29, reliefs will be carried out night Oct 3/4th 1917, as follows :- 

  2. (a) The 6th C M G Coy will be relieved in the line by corresponding sections 14th C M G Coy.
  3. 2 Guides from Coy Hdqrs 6th C M G Coy will meet Hdqrs plus 3 & 4 Sections 14th C M G Coy at Bde Hdqrs PETIT VIMY S.24.c.4½.5½ at 7.30 p.m. and will guide party to ration dump T.20.b.30.60.

  4. 2 Guides from No. 2 Section 6th C M G Coy will meet Nos. 1 & 2 Section 14th C M G Coy at Bde Hdqrs PETIT VIMY S.24.c.4½.5½ at 7.30 p.m. and guide party to ration dump T.13.b.90.70. 
    Guides from each crew Nos. 1 & 2 Sections 6th Coy will meet Nos. 1 & 2 Section 14th Coy at Ration Dump T.13.b.90.70 at 8 p.m. Guides from each crew Nos. 3 & 4 Section 6th Coy (and Hdqrs) will meet Hdqrs, Nos 3 & 4 Sections 14th Coy at Ration Dump T.20.b.30.60 at 8 p.m.
  5. 14 filled belts & boxes per gun will be turned over to relieving sections.
  6. All maps, aeroplane photographs and Trench Stores will be handed over to relieving sections receipts being taken and forwarded to Coy Hdqrs. Full details of work in progress will be handed over to relieving sections.
  7. Limbers for Hdqrs Nos. 3 & 4 Sections will be at ration dump T.20.b.30.60 at 9.30 p.m. Limbers for Nos. 1 & 2 Sections will be at ration dump T.13.b.90.70 at 9.30 p.m.
  8. On completion of relief 6th C M G Coy will move by sections to billets vacated by 4th Coy at Maisnil Bouche.
  9. Camp at X.28.c.60.80 will be turned over to 4th Coy intact. No tents or tarpaulins to be removed.
  10. Completion of relief to be notified to Coy Hdqrs by runner.
  11. Acknowledge.
Issued at 12.30 p.m.
Copy No
1 OC No. 1 Section
2 OC No. 2 Section
3 OC No. 3 Section
4 OC No. 4 Section
5 Transport Officer
6 OC 14th C M G Coy
7 OC 4th C M G Coy
8 D M G C.
9 10 11 War Diary
[Sgd] E.R. Robison
Lieut. O.C.
6th C M G Coy.

SPECIAL ORDER
By LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR ARTHUR W. CURRIE, K.C.M.G., C.B.,
Commanding Canadian Corps.
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27th October, 1917.
The Corps Commander has much pleasure in communicating the following to all concerned :-

From GENERAL SIR H.S. HORNE, Commanding, First Army, to Lieutenant-General SIR ARTHUR W. CURRIE, K.C.M.G., C.B., Commanding Canadian Corps.-

"As the Canadian Corps is now leaving my Command, I wish to express to you my warm appreciation of the good work done by your troops during the time that they served in the First Army.

You have had a great and glorious year. The discipline, good spirit and soldierlike qualities displayed by all ranks have enabled you to carry out to completion each task which you had been called upon to undertake.

The importance of successful operations elsewhere calls for your presence and co-operation. I am confident that the same fine fighting spirit which has been shewn by all ranks during the Operations against the VIMY RIDGE and in the LENS Area will be again apparent, and I look forward with confidence to your further success. I am very sorry that you are leaving my Command, but I hope to welcome you back later on.

(Dated 25th October, 1917.)
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SECRET
Copy No. 9
Oct 1st 1917
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER No. 29

REFERENCE MAP. SHEET 36. B. S.E.

  1. In accordance with 2nd Canadian Division Operation Order No. 152 (para 5), of October 1st 1917, the Machine Gun Company reliefs will be carried out on the night of October 3/4th 1917, as follows:- 

  2. (a) The 14th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve the 6th Canadian M.G. Company, in the line. 
    (b) The 4th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve the 14th Canadian M.G. Company in close support. 
    Reliefs will be completed by daylight of October 4th 1917.
  3. Upon completion of relief the 6th Canadian M.G. Company will occupy billets vacated by the 4th Canadian M.G. Company, at MAISNIL BOUCHE, and the 4th Canadian M.G. Company will occupy camp vacated by the 6th Canadian M.G. Company at X.28.c.60.80. The 6th Canadian M.G. Company will leave this camp intact, no tents of tarpaulins to 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 will take place during hours of daylight East of Vimy Ridge.
  7. Immediately relief is complete Os. C. Companies will report personally to the 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 " COSINE. "
  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 rendered to this Office.
  10. Disposition reports showing disposition of garrison and location of guns, also Trench Strength in Officers and O.Rs., will be rendered to this Office by 10 a.m. October 4th.
  11. Usual night firing to be carried out by Company in front line. S.A.A. expended to be gradually increased to 20,000 rounds per night. This amount not to be exceeded.
  12. ACKNOWLEDGE.
Issued at ..9.. p.m.
[Signed] ??? Lt
for Major D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division
Copy No.
1 Office Copy
2 General Staff
3 A.A. & Q.M.G.
4 4th Can. Inf. Brigade.
5 5th Can. Inf. Brigade.
6 6th Can. Inf. Brigade.
7 4th Can M.G. Company
8 5th Can M.G. Company
9 6th Can M.G. Company
10 14th Can M.G. Company
11 S.S.O.
12 C.R.E.
13 2nd C.D.A.
14 A.D.M.S.
15 Signals
16 Corps M.G.O.
17 D.M.G.C. 1st Can Div
18 D.M.G.C. 3rd Can Div
19 D.M.G.C. 4th Can Div

2ND. CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
M.G. a 2/4
4th. October, 1917.
TO:- O.Cs.
4th. Canadian M.G. Company.
5th. Canadian M.G. Company.
6th. Canadian M.G. Company.
14th. Canadian M.G. Company.
WARNING ORDER.
  1. The proposed Operations are temporarily postponed, but all preparations in forward area, and also special training will be continued as far as circumstances will admit.
  2. The 4th. Canadian M.G. Company will be prepared to relieve the M.Gs. of the 3rd. Division in the forward area on the night 6/7th. October, 1917.
  3. O.C. 4th. Canadian M.G. Company will call on O.C. 15th. Canadian M.G. Company at Advance Headquarters "BUSHEY" T.22.c.60.50, and make arrangements for guides etc.
  4. Operation Order to follow.
  5. Acknowledge.
[Signed] W.J. ??? Lt
for Major, D.M.G.C.
2nd. Canadian Division.

SECRET
Copy No. 9
Oct 4th 1917
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER No. 50.
  1. In accordance with 2nd Canadian Division Operation Order No. 153, dated October 4th, 1917, para. 6, the following Machine Gun reliefs will be carried out on the night October 6th/7th, 1917, as follows :-
  2. (a) The 4th. Cdn. M.G. Coy., will relieve the 7th Cdn. M.G. Coy., in the MERECOURT SECTION. Relief to be completed before midnight October 7th/17. 

  3. (b) Transport of 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy., will remain at present location.
  4. Details of relief will be arranged between the 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 for this work being carried out.
  6. No movement will take place during hours of daylight East of VIMY RIDGE.
  7. Immediately relief is complete Os. 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 " BUSHEY "
  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 office.
  10. Disposition reports showing disposition of garrison and Location of guns, also Trench Strength in Officers and O.R's will be rendered to this Office by 12 NOON Oct. 7th, 1917.
  11. Night firing programme carried out by the 7th Cdn. M.G. Coy., will be continued by the relieving M.G. Company.
  12. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.J. Scorgal? Lt
for Major D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division
Issued at ..9.00.. p.m.

Copy No.
1 Office Copy
2 General Staff
3 A.A. & Q.M.G.
4 4th Can. Inf. Brigade.
5 5th Can. Inf. Brigade.
6 6th Can. Inf. Brigade.
7 4th Can M.G. Company
8 5th Can M.G. Company
9 6th Can M.G. Company
10 14th Can M.G. Company
11 S.S.O.
12 C.R.E.
13 2nd C.D.A.
14 A.D.M.S.
15 Signals
16 Corps M.G.Officer.
17 D.M.G.C. 1st Cdn. Div.
18 D.M.G.C. 3rd Cdn. Div.
19 D.M.G.C. 4th Cdn. Div.
20 7th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
21 51st Div. on right.
22 War Diary.


S E C R E T
Reference maps.
36b S.W.b. 1/10,000
36c S.W.4  1/10,000
Copy No ..5..
MERICOURT ROAD MAP 1/10,000

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.

Appendix to 2nd. Cdn. Divl. M.G. Battn. O.O. No. 50.

  1. Disposition of guns after relief night 6th/7th October, 1917.

  2. Company in Line - Right Group - 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    M.G. Company Hqrs, "BUSHEY"  T.22.c.60.50
    "A" Section (BLACKPOOL T.20.b.65.50 1 gun.
    (BIRKENHEAD T.21.a.40.50 1 gun. @@
    (BERWICK T.21.b.80.30 1 gun.
    (BEDFORD T.21.b.60.10 1 gun.
    "B" Section (AYR T.22.b.90.10 1 gun. @@ (1st Army Patt)
    (ANGLESEA T.22.d.90.75 1 gun.
    (ABERGELE T.22.d.90.30 1 gun.
    (BUSHEY T.22.c.60.50 1 gun. (RESERVE)
    "C" Section (ANTELOPE T.16.a.90.10 1 gun.
    (ARGYLE T.16.d.30.35 1 gun.
    (ABERDEEN T.22.b.55.95 2 guns. @@ (1st Army Patt)
    "D" Section (BUSHEY T.22.c.60.50 1 gun.
    (BIRMINGHAM T.22./.20.20 1 gun. @@ (1st Army Patt)
    (BALLINCOLLIC T.22.d.10.15 1 gun. @@ (1st Army Patt)
    (BALHAM T.28.b.30.35 1 gun. @@ (1st Army Patt)
    (Note:- @@ Anti-Aircraft positions.)
    Rear headquarters and transport lines E.28.c.60.70
     
  3. Company in Line - Left Group - 14th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
  4. Gun Position Location
    AUK T.15.b.50.65 1 gun
    AINTREE T.9.c.35.15 1 gun
    ASCOT T.15.a.65.85 1 gun
    KEANE GROUP T.8.d.65.75 1 gun @@
    KEANE GROUP T.9.a.15.00 1 gun
    KEANE GROUP T.9.a.00.15 1 gun
    BETTY GROUP T.9.a.85.85 1 gun
    BETTY GROUP T.8.b.60.75 1 gun
    BOIS T.8.c.30.95 1 gun @@
    BLUENOSE T.7.b.90.05 1 gun
    BESS T.7.b.75.25 1 gun @@
    BELINDA T.7.b.30.10 1 gun
    BULLDOG T.20.a.20.90 1 gun
    BUFFALO T.14.d.15.75 2 guns
    BADGER T.30.b.05.85 1 gun @@
    (Note:- @@ Anti-Aircraft positions.)
    Rear headquarters and transport lines X.28.c.60.80
    Companies at rest :- 5th and 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy's. MAISNIL BOUCHE.
Copy No.
1 General Staff
2 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
3 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
4 14th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
5 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
6 4th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
7 5th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
8 6th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
9 Corps M.G. Officer
10 Office Copy
11 31st Div. On right.
12 Signals
13 D.M.G.C., 3rd Cdn. Div.
14 S.S.O.
15 2nd C.D.A.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow. Major.
D.M.G.C.
2nd Cdn. Division.

SECRET.
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
October 6th 1917.
Copy No ..4..
Corrections to "Appendix to 2nd Canadian Divisional M.G.
Battalion O.O. No. 50.

Para.1.
BIRMINGHAM T.22./.20.80. should read T.22.c.20.80.
Para.1. last line
E.28.c.60.70. should read X.28.c.60.70.

[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Cdn. Division.
Copy No.
1 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
2 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
3 14th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
4 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
5 6th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
6 Corps M.G. Officer
7 Signals
8 D.M.G.C., 3rd Canadian Division
9 S.S.O.
10 2nd C.D.A.

SECRET.
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
M.G.A. 9-6
6th October 1917
HEADQUARTERS
2ND CANADIAN DIVISION
Mackays Group C.F.A.
D.M.G.C. 2nd Canadian Division
6th Cdn M.G. Company
8th Canadian Inf Bde.
10th Canadian Inf Bde.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Posts have been established by this Brigade at the following points and are occupied nightly :-

T.10.a.30.45.
T.9.b.80.95.
Thence at intervals along GABY Trench, which runs as follows :-
From T.4.c.80.00. - T.4.c.40.50.
thence T.4.c.00.50.
thence T.3.a.50.40.
A post at T.9.b.80.95. and T.10.a.30.45.

Our patrols operate in NO MAN'S LAND in advance of this line of posts an average distance of 250 to 300 yards.

This is for your information.

(Signed) I. Grosvenor. Major,
Brigade Major,
6th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
M.G.a. 9-6
6th October 1917
To:- Os.C.
4th Canadian M.G. Company
5th Canadian M.G. Company
6th Canadian M.G. Company
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

For your information.

[Signed] W.J. ??? Lt.
for Major D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division

SECRET.
Copy No. ..8..
October 10th 1917.
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER No. 51.
Ref: Map Sheet 36.c.S.W.3.
  1. The Machine Gun Company reliefs will be carried out on the night 11/12th October, 1917, as follows:- 

  2. The 5th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve the 14th Canadian M.G. Company, in the Chaudiere Section. Relief will be completed by daylight of October 12th, 1917.
  3. Upon completion of relief the 14th Canadian M.G. Company will occupy billets vacated by the 5th Canadian M.G. Company, at AUX RIETZ, Map reference A.8.c.50.30.
  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 will take place during hours of daylight East of Vimy Ridge.
  7. On day following relief, O.C., M.G. Company will report personally to G.O.C., Brigade in whose area he is working.
  8. Completion of relief will be reported by wire to this Office by Wire, using Code phrase "ALPHA".
  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 disposition of garrison and location of guns, also Trench Strength in Officers and O.Rs., will be rendered to this Office by 10 a.m., 28th instant.
  11. Usual night firing to be carried out.
  12. Please ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at ..6.00 p.m…

Copy No.
1. Office Copy
2. General Staff
3. A.A. & Q.M.G.
4. 4th Canadian Inf. Brigade
5. 5th Canadian Inf. Brigade
6. 6th Canadian Inf. 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. Canadian Corps M.G.O.
12. 2nd C.D.A.
13. C.R.E.
14. 2nd Canadian Pioneer Battalion
15. Signals
16. Divisional Train
17. A.P.M.
18. A.D.M.S.
19. D.G.O.
20. D.M.G.C. 1st Canadian Division.
21. War Diary.


2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
13th October 1917.
TO:- Os. C.
4th Canadian M.G. Company
5th Canadian M.G. Company
6th Canadian M.G. Company
14th Canadian M.G. Company
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
WARNING ORDER.
  1. All Machine Gun Companies will get everything in readiness to move by the 15th October 1917.
  2. The 4th M.G. Company Mericourt Section, will be relieved on night of October 15/16th.
  3. The 5th M.G. Company Chaudiere Section, will be relieved on night of October 16/17th.
  4. O.C. Companies will make out a complete list of all Trench Stores, Maps, Aeroplane photographs, and all stores, bivouacs, S.A.A. etc., to be turned over to relieving Company, and send a copy to D.M.G.C. by 6 p.m. 14th October.
  5. Strict attention to be paid to sanitary condition of dug-outs, Transport lines, and camps etc., before handing over.
  6. Operation orders to follow.
  7. Acknowledge please.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
No. M.G.a.1-13.

Copy No..9..
14th October 1917.
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER No. 52.
Reference Map  Forward Area
Reference Map  Rear Area

Reference 2nd Canadian Divisional O.O. No. 155 dated October 13th 1917, para 5.

  1. The 2nd Divisional Machine Gun Battalion will be relieved by the Machine Gun Companies of the 48th (South Midland) Division, in accordance with attached relief and movement tables.
  2. Command of the Line (Mericourt and Chaudiere Sections), will pass from G.O.C., 2nd Canadian Division, to G.O.C., 48th Division, at 10 a.m. October 18th.
  3. The 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company will be relieved by the 143rd Bde Machine Gun Company, on the night of 15/16th October. Relief to be completed before daylight 16th October.
  4. The 5th Canadian Machine Gun Company will be relieved by the 144th Bde Machine Gun Company, on the night of 16/17th October. Relief to be completed before daylight 17th October.
  5. The relief of the Machine Gun Companies will be arranged direct between O.C. Machine Gun Companies concerned, and 4th and 5th Canadian Machine Gun Companies will have guides at AUX RIETZ, Rear Headquarters to guide respective relieving Machine Gun Companies to forward area, where they will meet Section guides.
  6. Full details of the work in progress will be handed over to relieving Company.
  7. All Maps, Aeroplane photos, Trench Stores, S.A.A. etc., will be handed over to the relieving Company and a receipt taken for same, and a copy forwarded to M.G. Battalion Headquarters.
  8. No movement by day will be allowed east of Vimy Ridge, except by MERSEY and HUMBER trenches.
  9. Machine Gun Companies will have quarters, areas, and Horse Lines in a sanitary condition, and O.C. Company must obtain a properly worded Clearance Certificate from Area Commandant and O.C. relieving Machine Gun Company, before leaving area.
  10. Each of the Machine Gun Companies will send a Billeting Officer and N.C.O. to respective Billeting area, at least four hours in advance of the Company, and report to Town Major with list showing Company Strength.
  11. Completion of relief to be reported by Wire to this Office using Phrase "HAPPY".
  12. Machine Gun Battalion Headquarters will be at VILLERS CHATEL.
  13. Please ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at ..10.30 a.m. 15th Oct…

Copy No.
1. Office Copy
2. General Staff
3. A.A. & Q.M.G.
4. 4th Canadian Inf. Brigade
5. 5th Canadian Inf. Brigade
6. 6th Canadian Inf. 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.O.
12. 2nd C.D.A.
13. C.R.E.
14. A.D.M.S.
15. Signals
16. S.S.O.
17. V.O. 4th Can. Inf. Brigade.
18. 31st Division
19. 59th Division
20. War Diary.


TABLE 'A' ATTACHED TO 2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION O.O. No. 52.
DATE UNIT FROM TO RELIEVES WHO GO TO REMARKS.
October
15th
    AUX RIETZ
A.8.c.70.85.
6th C.M.G. Company BETHONSART The 6th Canadian M.G. Coy will be clear of camp A.8.c.70.85. at 8 a.m. 16th October. An Officer will remain at camp to turn over to relieving M.G. Company. Route via CAMBLIGNEUL BETHONSART
October
16th
    AUX RIETZ
A.8.c.80.20.
14th C.M.G. Company HOUVELIN The 14th Canadian M.G. Coy will be clear of camp A.8.c.80.20. at 12 noon 16th October. An Officer will remain at camp to turn over to relieving M.G. Company. Route CAMBLIGNEUL BETHONSART HOUVELIN
Night Octr.
15/16th
143 Bde M.G.Coy   Front Line MERICOURT Section 4th C.M.G. Company A.8.c.80.45. and HOUVELIN The 4th Canadian M.G. Coy will be clear of camp A.8.c.80.45. at 12 noon 16th October. An Officer will remain at camp to turn over to relieving M.G. Company. Route via CAMBLIGNEUL BETHONSART HOUVELIN
Night Octr. 16/17th 144 Bde M.G.Coy   Front Line CHAUDIERE Section 5th C.M.G. Company A.8.c.60.20. and BETHONCOURT The 5th Canadian M.G. Coy will be clear of camp A.8.c.60.20. at 10 a.m. 17th October. An Officer will remain at camp to turn over to relieving M.G. Company. Route via CAMBLIGNEUL VILLERS BRULIN BETHONSART
Major D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
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WEEKLY REPORT ON DUG-OUTS AND ACCOMODATION  September 13th 1917.
Location Name Head Cover
in feet
Accomodation General Remarks
T.20.a.25.90. BULLDOG 22' 40 Men 2 open emplacements. 1 deep dug-out with two entrances and two chambers
T.14.d.1.0. BADGER 30' 2 Officers 40 men Deep dug-out with two entrances off GERTIE MILLAR Trench. These entrances joined by tunnel 100' long. Two recesses 12' X 7', one for Coy H.Q. and other for crew. Champagne type emplacement.
T.9.a.95.95.)
T.9.a.85.95.)
    12 men 5 Splinter proof Elephant shelters in Betty Trench.2 Open emplacements in shell holes about 50 yards to left and right of BETTY TRENCH.
T.8.d.70.75. BRANDON 18' 6 men In partially completed dug-out, originally intended to be tunnel with vertical shaft, only entrance and part of tunnel completed to date. Open emplacements, splinter proof shelter near entrance used for belt filling.
T.8.c.3.9. BOIS 20' 8 men Deep dug-out with one entrance from LA CHAUDIERE WOOD and one from Railway Track, One Champagne type emplacement, one recess for gun crews off tunnel, one A.A. emplacement and mounting in LA CHAUDIERE WOOD.
T.7.b.95.00. BLUENOSE 25' 15 men Deep dug-out with two entrances from BLUENOSE Trench. Two Champagne type emplacements, large recess for crew 20' X 9'
T.7.b.67.42 BESS 24' 6 men Dug-out with one entrance from PICTOU Trench. One Champagne type emplacement and 1 A.A. emplacement and mounting.
T.7.b.2.1. BELINDA. 20' 6 men Dug-out with one entrance from HALIFAX Trench, one chamber off tunnel, one champagne type emplacement.
T.9.c.35.12. AINTREE   5 men Splinter proof Elephant shelter. Open emplacement.
T.15.a.55.95. ASCOT   4 men Splinter proof Elephant shelter. Open emplacement.
T.15.b.45.60. AUK   4 men Splinter proof Elephant shelter. Open emplacement.
T.14.d.15.75. BUFFALO 2 Dug-outs 10'1 Dug-out 15' 1 Officer
9 men
3 dug-outs. 2 open emplacements.
T.13.b.57.50. BRONCHO 24'  2 Officers
24 men
Old Coy H.Q. Tunnel under Railroad embankment with entrance each side. Inclined shaft to centre of track. Open emplacement.
[Signed] J.T. McCorkell. Lt.
A./D.M.G.C.
2ND. CDN. DIV.

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S E C R E T.
2nd Canadian Division
A.Q. S/5/4
19th October, 1917
INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ADVANCE PARTY FOR BILLETING
PURPOSE, IN CONNECTION WITH THE MOVE OF
2ND ARMY AREA.
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  1. For the purpose of billeting in the 2nd Army area, units will be grouped as follows :-
  2. 4th Cdn. Inf. Bde. 5th Cdn. Inf. Bde. 6th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
    Brigade Units. Brigade Units. Brigade Units.
    4th Cdn. Field Amb. 5th Cdn. Field Amb. 6th Cdn. Field Amb.
    No. 2 Cdn. San. Sect. 5th Field Co. C.E. 6th Field Co. C.E.
    4th Field Co. C.E. No. 3 Coy. Train. No. 4 Coy. Train.
    No. 2 Coy. Train. 5th Coy. C.M.G.C. 6th Coy. C.M.G.C.
    4th Coy. C.M.G.C. Medium T.M. Group. Salvage Company.
    14th Coy. C.M.G.C. & D.A.C. Party. Mob. Vet. Section.
  3. On the 22nd instant, the personnel shown below will proceed to TINQUES before dark and report to the Staff Captains of their respective Brigade Groups at the station at 6.30 p.m. Staff Captains will check all their units and fill in numbers of officers, other ranks and bicycles on move orders to CAESTRE prepared in advance; and will report to the R.T.O. TINQUES at 9.00 p.m.
  4. Staff Captains of Infantry Brigades will take with them motor cycle side-cars; all other personnel must be provided with bicycles. All personnel will carry blankets and three days rations. Brigade Staff Captains will be in charge of personnel from their respective Brigade Groups and will be responsible for such personnel for all purposes and for the allotment of billets to the units represented by such.
  5. This billeting party will probably arrive at CAESTRE before noon on 23rd instant, and on arrival will be met at the R.T.O's office, CAESTRE, by the D.A.A.G.(B), 2nd Canadian Division (Major D.E.A. RISPIN.), who will be in charge of the party from that time until arrival of their respective units, and will make all necessary arrangements, including the advice to Staff Captains of detraining points of units.
  6. Billeting parties of each Brigade Group will, on arrival, be reported to the Area Commandant, CAESTRE, by the D.A.A.G.(B), in company with Staff Captains, and information as to billeting areas given.
  7. The following will constitute the billeting parties :-
  8. Unit. Offrs. O.R's. Bicycles. Sidecars.
    Inf. Bde. H.Q. (incl. Staff Captain and Interpreter.) 1 4 3 1
    Battalion. 1 6 6  
    Light T.M. Bty.   1 1  
    Field Ambulance.   1 1  
    Field Company.   1 1  
    M.G. Company.   1 1  
    Train Company.   1 1  
    Sanitary Section.   1 1  
    T.M. Group.   1 1  
    D.A.G. Party.   1 1  
    Mobile Vet. Sect.   1 1  
    Salvage Company.   1 1  
    In addition to the above, all Interpreters of Infantry Battalions will proceed with their respective Battalion parties and will be provided with bicycles.
  9. Above parties must be responsible for guiding units or detachments of same to their different billets as they arrive at detraining points. 

  10. Detraining points will be as follows :- 
    For units of 4th Cdn. Inf. Bde. Group - GODEWAERSVELDE. 
    For units of 5th Cdn. Inf. Bde. Group - CAESTRE. 
    For units of 6th Cdn. Inf. Bde. Group -CASSEL. 
    Any changes in detraining points will be notified to Staff Captains and units by D.A.A.G.(B).
  11. HAZEBROUCK sheet 5.A. 1/100,000 should be taken by at least on representative from each unit.
  12. The D.A.A.G.(B). will proceed by motor on the 22nd instant, and will keep in touch with the Traffic HAZEBROUCK until completion of move of the Division.
  13. Copies of these instructions are being sent direct to each M.G. Coy., Field Coy., Train Coy., Field Ambce. And Sanitary Section.
  14. ACKNOWLEDGE on 20th instant.
[Signed] P.J. Montague
Lieut:-Colonel,
A.A. & Q.M.G.,
2nd Canadian Division.
Copies to :-
4th Cdn. Inf. Bde. (6) 5th Coy. C.M.G.C. (1) No. 3 Coy. Train. (1)
5th Cdn. Inf. Bde. (6) 6th Coy. C.M.G.C. (1) No. 4 Coy. Train. (1)
6th Cdn. Inf. Bde. (6) 14th Coy. C.M.G.C. (1) No. 2 Cdn. M.V.S. (1)
C.R.A. (3) A.D.M.S. (1) Salvage Coy. (1)
C.R.E. (1) 4th Cdn. Fld. Amb. (1) French Mission. (1)
4th Field Co. C.E. (1) 5th Cdn. Fld. Amb. (1) D.A.A.G.(B). (1)
5th Field Co. C.E. (1) 6th Cdn. Fld. Amb. (1) General Staff. (1)
6th Field Co. C.E. (1) No. 2 Cdn. San. Sec. (1) War Diary. (1)
D.M.G.C. (1) O.C., Divl. Train. (1) Fyle. (1)
4th Coy. C.M.G.C. (1) No. 2 Coy. Train. (1) (1)

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S E C R E T.
2nd Canadian Division
A.Q. S/3/7
21st October, 1917
ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED WITH REFERENCE
TO DIVISIONAL OPERATION ORDER No. 156, DATED 19TH OCTOBER, 1917.
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  1. 2ND Canadian Division (less Divisional Artillery, No. 1 Coy. Divl. Train, Pioneer Battalion, Field Companies and Mechanical Transposr), with First Line Transport and Train baggage and supply wagons and attached Cable and Sanitary Sections will entrain in accordance with Time Table "A" which will be forwarded later. Entrainment will take place on the 24th and 25th insts., commencing at any time after midnight on the 23rd.

  2. Units of the 4th Brigade Group will entrain at LIGNY ST. FLOCHEL; units of 5th Brigade Group at TINQUES; and units of 6th Brigade Group at SAVY.
  3. Orders regarding the move of mechanical transport have been issued separately to those concerned.
  4. Units will carry the current day's rations, and the supply wagons of the Train will be loaded with one day's rations.
  5. Billeting parties will proceed from TINQUES on the 22nd inst. in accordance with this office A.Q. S/5/4 of 19th inst. These parties in addition to securing billets, will act as guides for units and will lead the same to their respective billets from detraining points. A location list, showing the Headquarters of all units, will be issued prior to entrainment.

  6. Divld. Hqrs. will be located at CAESTRE. Units of the 4th Brigade Group will be billeted in the CAESTRE area, with Brigade Hqrs. at Billets 32, CAESTRE; Units of the 5th Brigade Group in the BORRE area, with Brigade Hqrs. at BORRE; and units of the 6th Brigade Group in the HONDEGHEM area, with Brigade Hqrs. at V.2.b.5.3., HONDEGEM.
  7. The D.A.Q.M.G. will supervise the entrainment and keep in touch with Traffic, AVESNES.

  8. The D.A.A.G.(B) will supervise the detrainment and will keep in touch with Traffic HAZEBROUCK.
  9. Entraining Staff Officers will be detailed as follows :- 
  10. LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL - 4th C.I. Bde. 1 Officer of Brigade Staff with 2 runners.
    TINQUES - 5th C.I. Bde. 1 Officer of Brigade Staff with 2 runners.
    SAVY - 6th C.I. Bde. 1 Officer of Brigade Staff with 2 runners.
    These officers will report 3½ hours before 1st train leaves and be in charge of the entrainment at their respective stations under the direction of the D.A.Q.M.G., during the whole period of the move. They will proceed by the last train to rejoin their Brigades.
  11. Detraining Staff Officers will be detailed as follows :- 
  12. GODEWAERSVELDE - 4th C.I. Bde. Representative of Staff Captain and 2 runners.
    CAESTRE. - 5th C.I. Bde. Representative of Staff Captain and 2 runners.
    CASSEL. - 6th C.I. Bde. Representative of Staff Captain and 2 runners.
    The above will remain in charge at their respective Stations under the supervision of the D.A.A.G.(B) until the detraining of all units of their respective Brigade Groups is completed.
    Entraining and Detraining Staff Officers will report to the R.T.O's. concerned on arriving to take up their duties.
  13. Working parties will be detailed as follows :-

  14. At Entraining Stations
    LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL 1 Coy. 21st Bn. complete with Field Kitchen and Transport.
    TINQUES 1 Coy. 26th Bn. complete with Field Kitchen and Transport.
    SAVY 1 Coy. 31st Bn. complete with Field Kitchen and Transport.
    To report to R.T.O's. concerned at 4.30 p.m. on 23rd inst., and remain until last train.
    At Detraining Stations 
    GODEWAERSVELDE 1 Coy. 18th Bn. complete with Field Kitchen and Transport.
    CAESTRE. 1 Coy. 22nd Bn. complete with Field Kitchen and Transport.
    CASSEL. 1 Coy. 27th Bn. complete with Field Kitchen and Transport.
    Detraining working parties will leave by first train for GODEWAERSVELDE, CAESTRE and CASSEL. Rations, fuel and forage for consumption 26th inst. must be supplied to these parties. S.S.O. will arrange for straw for billets.
    Sheds will be available for billets at SAVY and LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL. O.C. working party at TINQUES will apply to Town Major for billets - before arrival of party.
  15. The A.P.M. will arrange for Traffic Control on the road approaches to the Entraining Stations and the policing of the Stations. At each Station the details on road control and police duty will leave by the last train carrying troops of the Division.

  16. One N.C.O. and two men of the police attached to Infantry Brigades will proceed by first train to Detraining Stations without their horses, and with 48 hours' rations. They will report to R.T.O's. concerned and take over police duties until detraining is completed.
  17. The A.D.M.S. will arrange for ambulances at all Entraining and Detraining Stations.
  18. Each Battalion will detail a Picquet of 1 Officer and 20 N.C.O's. and men, and each other unit a Picquet of 1 Sergeant, 2 Corporals and 8 men. These Picquets will report to the Entraining Staff Officer at the Station immediately on arrival of the Unit. They will be on duty during the journey and until the unit has completed its detraining. The Picquets will be posted under instruction of the Entraining Staff Officer to prevent men wandering away or leaving the train after entrainment.

  19. At intermediate stations, where the train stops, the Picquet will be used to prevent men leaving the train, except to ease themselves.
  20. Supply Railhead will be moved to BAILLEUL on the 25th inst.
  21. HOURS OF DEPARTURE.

  22. The whole of the transport of each unit will arrive at the Entraining Station 3 hours before the train is due to leave.
    All Infantry Battalions are to be at Entraining Stations 1½ hours prior to the departure of the trains.
    All units, other than Infantry Battalions, will arrive at Entraining Stations 3 hours before their train leaves.
    The entrainment of units must be completed ½ hour before the train is due to start.
  23. O's.C. to Report Arrival.  O's.C. Units or detachments on arrival at the Station for entrainment will report to the Entraining Staff Officer.
  24. CAPACITY OF TRAINS.  There is only accommodation on the trains for vehicles and animals up to the establishments laid down. There will, therefore, be no room for surplus vehicles, etc.
  25. MARCHING OUT STATE.  A Marching Out State shewing the number of Officers, Other ranks, animals, 4 wheeled vehicles and bicycles entraining with the unit will be sent to the Station with the advance portion of each Unit and handed to the R.T.O. A copy of this State to be sent to 2nd Canadian Division Hqrs. "Q" Branch.
  26. WATER.  Water carts will be filled before entrainment.

  27. Units should water their horses before proceeding to entraining Stations. There are two troughs at TINQUES station, but at other two Stations facilities are poor. If possible, troughs at LIGNY Station will be filled by lorry tanks. A stream is all that is available at SAVY Station. There is a stand-pipe for water carts at TINQUES.
  28. BREAST ROPES.  Breast ropes for horse trucks are to be provided by Units. Ropes for lashing vehicles on falt trucks are provided by the Railway. Heel ropes will serve as breast ropes.
  29. BRAKE VAN.  No personnel or stores will be allowed in the BRAKE VAN at the end of each train.
  30. AUTHORITY OF R.T.O.  Any instructions given by the R.T.O. with regard to entraining or detraining must be obeyed by all other ranks.
  31. Blankets will be collected and moved to billets in new area under arrangements made by the D.A.Q.M.G., and notified to all concerned.
  32. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] P.J. Montague
A.A. & Q.M.G.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at _____
4th Cdn. Inf. Bde. 1-9
5th Cdn. Inf. Bde. 10-18
6th Cdn. Inf. Bde. 19-27
C.R.A. 28-30
D.M.G.C. 31-35
Divl. Train. 36-39
A.D.M.S. 40-44
Signals. 45
Salvage Coy. 46
Mobile Vet. Sect. 47
A.P.M. 48
Camp Commandant. 49
S.S.O. 50
General Staff. 51
War Diary. 52-54
Fyle. 55

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S E C R E T.
2nd Canadian Division
A.Q. S/3/7/2
22nd October, 1917
FURTHER ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED WITH REFERENCE TO 2ND
CANADIAN DIVISION OPERATION ORDER No. 156, DATED 19TH OCTOBER, 1917.
  1. Forwarded herewith Table "A" referred to in this office A.Q. S/3/7/ of 21st instant.
  2. Infantry Brigades will make the necessary arrangements and issue orders for the march of units of Brigade Groups from their present billets to Entraining Stations.

  3. Divisional Units are attached to Infantry Brigades as follows - present billets also shown.
    4TH CANADIAN INF. BDE. 5TH CANADIAN INF. BDE.
    4th Cdn. Fld. Amb. (FRESNICOURT.) 5th Cdn. Fld. Amb. (LES 4 VENTS.)
    No. 2 Cdn. San. Sec. (FRESNICOURT.) No. 3 Coy, Train. (ROCOURT.)
    No. 2 Coy, Train. (LA COMTE.) 5th Coy. C.M.G.C. (BETHENCOURT.)
    4th Coy. C.M.G.C. (HOUVELIN.)
    Salvage Coy. (TINQUES.)
    Medium T.M. Group. (TINQUES.)
    D.A.C. Party. (TINQUES)
    6TH CANADIAN INF. BDE.
    6th Cdn. Fld. Amb. (CAMBLIGNEUL.)
    No. 4 Coy, Train. (MINGOVAL.)
    6th Coy. C.M.G.C. (BETHONSART.)
    14th Coy. C.M.G.C. (HOUVELIN.)
    Mob. Vet. Sect. (¼ mile E. of BAJUS.)
  4. H.Q. and H.Q. Section Divl. Signal Coy. and attached Cable Section will move and entrain under orders of O.C., Divl. Signal Coy., who will make any necessary arrangements with Camp Commandant, Divl. H.Q.
  5. Divl. H.Q. and remaining personnel of Divl. Employment Coy. will move and entrain under orders of Camp Commandant.
  6. The C.R.E. and O.C., Divl. Train will issue orders for the march of their respective Headquarters.
  7. There is no restriction as to routes, but a distance of 500 yards will be maintained in rear of Battalions, M.G. Coy. and similar units or detachments.
  8. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] P.J. Montague
A.A. & Q.M.G.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at _____
4th Cdn. Inf. Bde. 1-9
5th Cdn. Inf. Bde. 10-18
6th Cdn. Inf. Bde. 19-27
C.R.A. 28-30
D.M.G.C. 6 M.G.C. 31-35 33
Divl. Train. 36-39
A.D.M.S. 40-44
Signals. 45
Salvage Coy. 46
Mobile Vet. Sect. 47
A.P.M. 48
Camp Commandant. 49
S.S.O. 50
General Staff. 51
War Diary. 52-54
Fyle. 55
D.A.Q.M.G. 56
D.A.A.G.(B). 57
Capt. Sutherland. 58

TABLE "A"
No. of
Train
UNIT Serial
Number
Entrain
at
DATE TIME DETRAIN AT
4th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
1 Brigade H.Q.
1 Coy. 18th Bn. 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
Bde. Signal Section.
4th Canadian M.G. Coy.
4th Canadian T.M. Bty.
C/210

C/211A
C/215
C/216
C/217

LIGNY 23/10 22.10 GODEWAERSVELDE
4 8th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/211 LIGNY 24/10 1.58 GODEWAERSVELDE
7 19th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/212 LIGNY 24/10 6.10 GODEWAERSVELDE
10 20th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/213 LIGNY 24/10 10.10 GODEWAERSVELDE
13 21st Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/214 LIGNY 24/10 14.10 GODEWAERSVELDE
16 1 Co. 19th Bn., 1 Cooker
& 1 L.G.S. wagon complete
No. 2 Co. Train.
Salvage Co. (incl. T.M.
Group, Burial & D.A.C. Parties.)
H.Q. Divl. Train.

C/212A

C/276
C/207
C/275

LIGNY 24/10 18.10 GODEWAERSVELDE
19 1 Co. 20th Bn., 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
1 Co. 21st Bn., 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
4th Cdn.Fld.Amb. & San. Sec.
C/213A

C/214A

C/286

LIGNY 24/10 22.10  

 
No. of
Train
UNIT Serial
Number
Entrain
at
DATE TIME DETRAIN AT
5th Canadian Inf. Bde.
2 Brigade H.Q.
1 Coy. 22nd Bn., 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
Bde. Signal Section.
5th Canadian M.G. Coy.
5th Canadian T.M. Bty.
C/220

C/221A
C/225
C/226
C/227

TINQUES 23/10 22.40 CAESTRE
5 22nd Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/221 TINQUES 24/10 2.40 CAESTRE
8 24th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/222 TINQUES 24/10 6.40 CAESTRE
11 25th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/223 TINQUES 24/10 10.40 CAESTRE
14 26th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/224 TINQUES 24/10 14.40 CAESTRE
17 Divisional Headquarters.
H.Q. Divl. Engineers.
H.Q. & No. 1 Sect. Divl.
Signals
C/201
C/203

C/205

TINQUES 24/10 18.40 CAESTRE
20 1 Coy. 24th Bn., 1 Cooker
& 1 L.G.S. wagon complete
No. 3 Coy, Divl. Train.
Cable Section.
Divl. Employment Coy.

C/222A
C/277
C/206
C/209
TINQUES 24/10 22.40 CAESTRE
22 1 Co. 25th Bn., 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
1 Co. 26th Bn., 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
5th Cdn. Field Ambce.
C/223A

C/224A

C/287

TINQUES 25/10 2.40 CAESTRE

 
No. of
Train
UNIT Serial
Number
Entrain
at
DATE TIME DETRAIN AT
6th Canadian Inf. Bde.
3 Brigade H.Q.
1 Coy. 27th Bn., 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
Bde. Signal Section.
6th Canadian M.G. Coy.
6th Canadian T.M. Bty.
C/230

C/231A
C/235
C/236
C/237

SAVY 23/10 23.28 CASSEL
6 27th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/231 SAVY 24/10 3.28 CASSEL
9 28th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/232 SAVY 24/10 7.28 CASSEL
12 29th Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/233 SAVY 24/10 11.28 CASSEL
15 31st Bn. (less 1 Coy. 1
Cooker & 1 L.G.S. wagon
complete turnsout.
C/234 SAVY 24/10 15.28 CASSEL
18 1 Coy. 28th Bn., 1 Cooker
& 1 L.G.S. wagon complete
No. 4 Coy, Divl. Train.
14th Canadian M.G. Coy.
No. 2 Cdn. Mob. Vet. Sect.

C/232A
C/278
C/208
C/290
SAVY 24/10 19.28 CASSEL
21 1 Co. 29th Bn., 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
1 Co. 31st Bn., 1 Cooker &
1 L.G.S. wagon complete.
6th Cdn. Field Ambce.
C/233A

C/234A

C/288

SAVY 24/10 23.28 CASSEL

5TH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE.

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 TEMPORARY DEFENCE SCHEME
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Reference Map: MERICOURT ROAD, 1/10,000.    B.M.L.220.
  1. The Battalions of the Brigade are distributed as follows :-

  2. 1 Battalion, Front Line System, Right Sub-section.
    1 Battalion, Front Line System, Left Sub-section.
    1 Battalion, In Support.
    1 Battalion, In Reservem NEUVILLE ST. VAAST,
  3. Boundary between Right and Left Sub-sections is the QUARRIES ROAD, which will be inclusive to Left sub-section.
  4. The Battalions in the front line system will be responsible for the defence of the front and support lines, QUEBEC Trench, TEDDIE GERRARD Trench from its junction with QUEBEC Trench to MERICOURT ROAD and NEW BRUNSWICK Trench from its junction with QUEBEC Trench to ACHEVILLE ROAD.
  5. One Company of the Battalion in Brigade Support will be responsible for the defence of MONTREAL Trench and NEW BRUNSWICK Trench South of ?OREVILLE ROAD. The remaining three companies of this Battalion will be accomodated in CANADA Trench and will be tactically under the orders of the G.O.C. 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
  6. The Battalion in Brigade Reserve, NEUVILLE ST. VAAST, will be tactically under the orders of the G.O.C., 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
  7. Each line will be held up to the last, and plans will be drawn up and arrangements made for immediately counter-attacking any positions which may be temporarily lost.
  8. Sections, Platoons and Companies will be earmarked as counter-attacking parties.
  9. It is not probable that the enemy will attack on a large scale, but as he is anxious to obtain identifications, attempts to raid our trenches may be expected. The most favourable place from the enemy's point of view, for a rain, is on our Right sub-section, as there is a great deal of dead ground immediately in front of our line.
  10. Battalions in the front line will arrange to have No Man's Land constantly patrolled and will post "Listening Posts" in front of our wire at not greater than 100 yards intervals.
  11. As many of all ranks as possible will make themselves familiar with the whole Brigade front. Officers and N.C.Os. of Companies detailed as counter-attacking companies and of Battalions and Companies tactically under the orders of the G.O.C. 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade will reconnoitre routes to all parts of the Brigade front. Orders for a counter-attack should be anticipated by Officers of these Companies, as far as possible, in order that if called upon a previously thought out plan could be put into action.
  12. Officers will keep in touch with the guns of the Machine Gun Companies and Trench Mortar Batteries in their Battalion area and will ascertain their positions on arrival in the area. The O's.C. Machine Gun Companies and Trench Mortar Batteries will personally visit Battalion Commanders at frequent intervals.
  13. Battalion in the front line will forward Defence Schemes to reach Brigade headquarters by 6 p.m. October 8th.
  14. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] ? Clark Kennedy. Major,
Brigade Major,
5th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
Issued -
Copy No.
1 2nd Canadian Division.
2 22nd Battalion.
3 24th Battalion.
4 25th Battalion.
5 26th Battalion.
6 5th Cdn. T.M. Bty.
7 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy. )
8 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy. ) For information.
9 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. )
10 D.M.G.O., 2nd Cdn. Division.

S E C R E T
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COPY NO. 18
6TH CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE O.O. NO. 213.
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22nd October, 1917.
MAP REF: LENS 11. )
HAZEBROUCK 5A. ) 1/100.000
  1. The 2nd Canadian Division, on transfer from the First Army to the Second Army, is moving by rail and road.
  2. The 6th Canadian Inf. Bde., plus Units attached forming the 6th Canadian Inf. Bde. Group, will move by rail commencing on the night of the 23rd October.
  3. The Entraining Section will be at SAVY.
  4. Units will move and entrain in accordance with the detailed instructions issued by Staff Captain "Q" in conjunction with this order.
  5. The strictest march discipline will be observed by Units moving to and from entraining and detraining Station, and the attention of Os.C. Units is again directed to the necessity for enforcing same strict observance of orders by all ranks during the move at entraining and detraining points.
  6. All billets will be left thoroughly clean and Os.C. Units will take steps to carry out a rigid inspection in view of the fact that billets will be vacated, in certain cases, at night.
  7. The probable duration of the journey will be 7 hours.
  8. Detraining Station will be at CASSEL.
  9. Brigade Headquarters will close at CAMBLIGNEUL at 8.00 p.m. on the 23rd. inst. and will open at HONDEGHEM (2½ miles North of HAZEBROUCK) at noon on the 24th inst.
[Signed] J.G. Grosvenor. Major,
Brigade Major,
6th Canadian Inf. Bde.
Issued to Signals at 4.30 p.m.

Copy No.
2 - 2nd Cadn. Divn.
3 - 4th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
4 - 5th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
5 - S.S.O.
6 - Bde. Supply Off.
7 - D.M.G.C.
8 - Town Major - CAMBLIGNEUL.
9 - Staff Capt. "Q".
10 - Bde. Signals.
11 - Entraining Officer.
12 - Detraining Officer.
13 - 27th Bn.
14 - 28th Bn.
15 - 29th Bn.
16 - 31st Bn.
17 - 6th T.M. Bty.
18 - 6th C.M.G. Coy.
19 - 14th C.M.G. Coy.
20 - 6th C.F. Amb.
21 - 4th Coy. Div. Train.
22 - Mob. Vet. Section.
23-24-25 -- War Diary.


SECRET.
Copy No __13__
6th. Canadian Inf. Brigade.
A.Q. 6498  -22.10.17.
ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED WITH REFERENCE TO 6th. CANADIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE OPERATION ORDER No. 213. DATED 22nd. OCTOBER, 1917.
  1. The 6th. Brigade Group made up as hereunder will entrain in accordance with Table "A" attached.

  2. (1) Brigade Units.
    (2) 6th. Cdn. Field Ambulance.
    (3) No. 4 Coy. Divl. Train.
    (4) 6th. Coy. Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    (5) 14th. Coy. Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    (6) No. 2 Mobile Vet. Section.
    Entraining Station for the move will be SAVY.
    Entrainement will take place on the 23rd. and 24th. instants.
  3. Units will carry the current day's rations, and the supply wagons of the trainb will carry one day's rations.
  4. Billeting parties called for in 2nd. Canadian Division A.Q.S. =/5/4 of 19th. instant and this office 3467, dated 21st. inst., will in addition to locating billets, act as guides for units and will lead their units to their respective billets from detraining point. A location list showing H.Q., of all units will be issued for entrainment.
  5. Brigade Hqrs., will be at HONDEGHEM, V.2.b.5.3.
  6. Brigade Officer (Major C.E. KING) will supervise the entrainment of this Group. He will report 3½ hours before the first train leaves and will act under direction of the D.A.Q.M.G. He will proceed by last train to rejoin the Bde.
  7. Brigade Officer (Major H.G. WOLFE-MERTON) will supervise the detrainment of this Group; and will remain in charge under the direction of D.A.A.G.(b) until the detraining of Brigade Group is completed.
  8. Brigade Signal Officer will detail two runners each to report to Entraining and Detraining Officers before midnight of 22nd./23rd. instants for instructions.
  9. Entraining and Detraining Officers will report to R.T.O's concerned on arriving to take up their duties.
  10. Working parties will be detailed as follows:

  11. (i) At Entraining Point - SAVY.
    1 Company, 31st. Cdn. Battalion complete with Field Kitchen and transport.
    This party will report to the R.T.O. at 4.30 p.m. on 23rd. instant and remain until last train.
    (ii) At Detraining Point - CASSEL.
    1 Company, 27th. Battalion complete with Field Kitchen and transport.
    This working party will leave by the first train for CASSEL.
    Rations, fuel and forage for consumption 25th. instant must be supplied to those parties.
    The S.S.O. will arrange for straw for billets.
    Sheds will be available for billets at SAVY. The Company Commander will arrange to billet his officers and men.
  12. One N.C.O. and two men of the Police attached to Bde. Hqrs., will proceed by first train to Detraining Station without their horses. They will carry 48 hours rations. They will report to the R.T.O. at CASSEL and take over Polive Duties until detraining is completed.
  13. The A.D.M.S. is arranging for ambulances at entraining and detraining points.
  14. Each Battalion will detail a picquet of 1 Officer and 20 O.R's. and each other unit a picquet of 1 Sgt., 2 Cpls., and 3 men. These picquets will report to the Entraining officer (Major C.E. King) at the entraining point immediately on arrival of the unit. They will be on duty during the journey and until the unit has completed its detraining. The picquets will be posted under instructions of the Entraining Officer to prevent men wandering away or leaving the train after entrainment, At intermediate stations where the train stops, the picquet will be used to prevent men leaving the train, except to ease themselves. Latrine accomodation is available at SAVY.
  15. Supply railhead will be moved to BAILLEUL on the 25th. instant.
  16. Hours of Departure:-

  17. The whole of the transport of each unit will arrive at the entraining point 3 hours before the train is due to leave. All Infantry Battalions will be at the entraining point 1½ hours prior to departure of trains. All units, other than Infantry Battalions will arrive at entraining point 3 hours before the train leaves. Entraining of units must be complete ½ hour before each train is due to start.
  18. O.C's, to Report Arrival.

  19. O.Cs., Units or detachments on arrival at entraining point will report to entraining officer (Major C.E. KING).
  20. Capacity of Trains.

  21. There is only accomodation on the train for vehicles and animals up to the establishment laid down. There will, therefore, be no room for surplus vehicles, etc.
  22. Marching out State.

  23. A marching out state showing number of Officers, O.R's, animals, 4 wheeled vehicles, 2 wheeled vehicles and bicycles, entraining with the unit will be sent to this entraining point with the advance portion of each unit and handed to the R.T.O. A copy of this state will be forwarded direct to these HQRS before 8 p.m., 23rd. instant.
  24. Water.

  25. Water Carts will be filled before entrainment. Units will water their horses before proceeding to entraining point. A stream is all that is available at SAVY Station. Care must be taken when watering horses that the stream is not fouled. Unit Transport Officer will be responsible for this.
  26. Breast-ropes.

  27. Breast-ropes for horse trucks are to be provided by units. Ropes for lashing vehicles on flat trucks are provided by the railway. Heel ropes will serve as breat-ropes.
  28. Brake Van.

  29. No personnel or stores will be allowed in the brake van at the end of each train.
  30. Authority of R.T.O.

  31. Any instructions given by the R.T.O. with regard to entraining or detraining must be obeyed by all ranks.
  32. Blankets.

  33. Blankets will be collected and moved to billets in new area. Arrangements will be notified later.
  34. ACKNOWLEDGE.
H.S. GRAY, Captain.
Staff Captain.
Issued through Signals:
1. 
2. Bde. Major.
3. S.C. "Q"
4. Bde. Orderly Officer.
5. Entraining & Transport Officer.
6. Detraining Officer.
7. Signal Officer.
8. 27th. Battalion.
9. 28th. Battalion.
10. 29th. Battalion.
11. 31st. Battalion.
12. 6th. Cdn. T.M. Battery.
13. 6th. M.G. Coy.
14. 14th. M.G. Coy.
15. 6th. Cdn. Field Ambulance.
16. No. 4 Coy. Divl. Train.
17. 2nd. Cdn. Divn. Mobile Vet. Section.
18. 2nd. Canadian Division.
19. )
20. ) War Diary.
21. )
22. )
23. ) Fyle.
24. )

14th CANADIAN MACHINE GUN COMPANY.
OPERATION ORDER No. 30.
2nd October 17
Reference Maps, VIMY, 36.c.S.E.3. and
  Secret, MERICOURT ROAD.
  1. The 14th C.M.G.C. will relieve the 16 guns of the 6th C.M.G.C. in the trenches on the night of the 3/4th October 1917.
  2. The Sections of the 14th C.M.G.C. will relieve the corresponding Sections of the 6th C.M.G.C.
  3. A guide will meet Nos. 1 & 2 Sections and their limbers at cross roads, S.24.c.50.80. and will guide them to their ration dump at T.13.b.80.80. where the guides for each gun position will meet them.

  4. A guide will meet Nos. 3 & 4 Sections and their limbers at cross roads, S.24.c.50.80. and will guide them to their ration dump at T.20.b.50.40. where the guides for each gun position will meet them.
  5. The 14th C.M.G.C. will take over the belted S.A.A. in each position from the 6th C.M.G.C. Each No. 1 will give a signed receipt for same and will keep a copy himself which will be turned into Company H.Q. at T.20.b.15.85. These instructions will also apply as regards all trench stores.
  6. Completion of relief will be sent by runner to Company H.Q.
ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] J. Basevi. Major, O.C.
14th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Copy No.
1 War Diary
2 Office Copy
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 D.M.G.C.
8 O.C. 6th C.M.G.C.

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