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6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company
War Diaries - Appendices (Nov 1917 - Pt I)
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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Secret
Copy No
6th. Cdn M G Coy.
Operation Order No. 85
Ref. Maps. BELGIUM & FRANCE Sheets 27 & 28
PASSCHENDAELE
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn Divl. M G Bn O.O. No 53 dated 31/10/17 the 2nd Cdn Divl M.G. Coys will relieve the 4th Cdn Divl M.G. Coys on night 2/3rd Nov.
  2. The 6th Cdn M G Coy will relieve as follows.

  3. (a) Nos. 3 & 4 Sections will relieve 8 guns of 12th Cdn M G Coy in No. 3 Battery positions in proximity to SEINE CORNER. LT. WITHROW will be O.C. BATTERY.
    (b) 1 gun No. 1 Section will relieve 1 Mobile gun of 4th Cdn Divn; to be detailed later, and will come under command of O.C. 4th Cdn M G Coy.
    (c) Hdqrs & Transport will take over the lines of 12th CdnM G Coy at POTIJZE (J.3.d.0.4.)
  4. Sections will take following personnel into the line:-
  5. 1 Officer   4 gunners per gun
    1 Sgt 2 carriers per gun
    1 Cpl 1 Runner
    1 Batman
    Ration states and Nominal Rolls of personnel to be handed into QM Stores and Orderly Room.
  6. Group Commander No. 3 Battery will be in corresponding position of Group Commander of relieved guns, O.C. No.3 Battery will report completion of relief direct to Group Commander by two runners who will remain under his orders. Capt. C.V. GRANTHAM will be Group Commander.
  7. Company will move by rail on 2nd inst. Time will be notified later.
  8. 8 Gun limbers and Train Wagon will leave for POTIJZE by road on 1st inst. (night) will move off at 7.30 p.m. & will be attached to similar number of wagons of 14th Cdn M G Coy. The wholw will be in charge of LIEUT. WILLIAMS 14th Cdn M G Coy. Point of reporting to Lieut. Williams will be at cross roads at V.3.c.7.3. Time 8 p.m.
  9. Train wagon will pick up rations on 2nd inst. under direction of Lieut. Williams.
  10. Remainder of Transport will move at an hour to be notified later.
  11. Arrangements re. Guides will be notified to all concerned at POTIJZE.
  12. Guns, spare parts and rations will be taken forward by pack animals.
  13. Further instruction will be notified later.
  14. Acknowledge.
Issued at 5.30 p.m.

Copy No.
1 D.M.G.C.
2 O.C. 12th C.M.G.C.
3 O.C. 6th C.M.G.C.
4 Office
5 O.C. No. 1 Section
6 O.C. No. 2 Section
7 O.C. No. 3 Section
8 O.C. No. 4 Section
9 O.C. Transport
10 Q.M.S.
11, 12, 13 War Diary

[Sgd] C.V. Grantham
Capt. O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Secret
Copy No
6th. Cdn M G Coy.
Operation Order No. 86
4/11/17  Ref. sheet 28 ? Passchendaele
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn Divl. M G Bn Operation Order No. 55 the 6th Cdn M.G. Coy will take part on the attack on Passchendaele on Za day.
  2. The following local defence guns will be furnished by the 6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

  3. Guns numbered 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16 on Secret Map MGB5.
    These guns will be joined by Nos. 1 & 2 Sections as follows :-
    No. 3 gun will be manned by No. 3 crew and will come under the command of an officer of the 5th Cdn M.G. Coy.
    No. 6 gun will be manned by No. 1 crew and No. 7 gun by No. 2 crew. Nos 6 & 7 guns will be under command of Lieut. Tucker 6th Cdn M.G. Coy.
    No. 8 gun will be manned by No. 5 crew and No. 9 gun by No. 6 crew. Nos. 8 & 9 guns will be under command of Lieut. Pearce 6th Coy.
    No. 12 gun will be manned by No. 7 crew, No. 13 gun by No. 8 crew. Guns No. 12 & 13 will be under command of Sgt. Lingley 6th Coy. together with No. 11 Gun 5th Cdn M.G. Coy.
    No. 16 gun (reserve) will be manned by No. 4 crew. This gun will be under command of Sgt Boddie 6th Coy.
  4. By night all guns will be laid as shown on Secret Map MGB5 and will traverse 2 degrees when firing. The positions are only approximate. The actual positions must be selected on the ground.
  5. All local defence guns come under command of Major Pearce who will be located with H.Q. at Cablehead Hillside Farm. D.17.b.20.80.
  6. All guns with exception of No. 16 will take 4 trained gunners and 3 carriers per gun. No. 16 gun will take 4 trained gunners and 1 carrier.
  7. At point to be selected by Group Commander will be located 5 trained gunners and a supply of runners.
  8. No. 3 Section under Lieut. Broadbridge will be engaged on Corps Barrage Scheme, orders for which will be issued later.

  9. No. 4 Section will be in reserve at Transport Lines.
    Lieut. Stonehewer will act as Liaison Officer at 6th CIB Hdqrs.
  10. Nos. 12 & 13 guns will take up positions as shown on Secret Map MGB5 on night 4/5th November.

  11. The following guns will assemble at a suitable place in rear of most convenient Battalion on YZ night and will make every endeavour to get to positions detailed as soon as infantry have captured same :-
    Guns Nos. 3, 6, 7, 8, & 9. Gun No. 16 will be in reserve.
    If any counter attack is launched from direction of Echo Farm Guns Nos. 6 & 7 will switch & assist in repulsing attack from that direction. Discretion must be used as to the amount of S.A.A. to be used in assistance.
  12. Section Commanders must endeavour to locate exact position of flank guns so they may give each other the closest support possible.
  13. A Dump of 50,000 rds S.A.A. will be found at approx. D12.a.50.70 for the local defence guns.
  14. Lubricating oil, water & spare belts will be found in vicinity of this dump.
  15. All carriers attached to Local defence guns will be equipped with Yukon Packs as also Nos. 3 & 4 gunners.
  16. Section Officers will send report to group Commander and also the nearest Infantry Company Commander as soon as they are in position.
  17. All ranks will wear fighting kit. Packs will be stored at Transport Lines.
  18. Vickers tripods and 8 filled belts and boxes per gun will be carried.
  19. Rations will be dumped in vicinity of Crest Farm for local Defence Guns. C.S.M. Laister will be in charge of ration parties.
Issued at 10.15 a.m.

Copy No.
1 D.M.G.C.
2 O.C. 6th C.M.G.C.
3 Group Comdr Barrage Guns
4 Major Pearce
5 5th C.M.G. Coy.
6 Lieut. Tucker
7 Lieut. Pearce
8 Sgt. Tingley
9 Sgt. Boddie
10 C.S.M. Laister
11 Q.M.S. Kent
12 Trans. Officer
13 6th C.I. Bde.
14, 15, 16 War Diary

Acknowledge.

[Sgd] J. Stonehewer. Lt.
for Capt. O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

6th. Cdn M G Coy. Copy No
Operation Order No. 86B
4/11/17
  1. In accordance with 2nd. Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. Operation Order No. 55 B the following reliefs will be carried out.

  2. No. 13 gun (No. 8 crew) will relieve 1 gun of 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy. at D.12.a.10.95.
    No. 12 gun (No. 7 crew) will relieve 1 gun of 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy. at D.12.a.30.95.
    These guns will be under command of Sgt. Tingley together with one gun supplied by "A" Section 5th C.M.G. Coy.
  3. Tripods and belt boxes will be taken over from 4th Coy. in the line.
  4. The 6th Coy. will take in 2 tripods and 20 belts & boxes to be left in charge of Lt. Broadbridge, Seine Corner.
  5. The 6th Coy. will supply guides to Tyne Cott and runner from Tyne Cott to Crest Farm will be furnished by 4th Coy.
  6. Completion of relief to be reported to lieut. McCamus 4th Coy. at Tyne Cott.
  7. Receipts for stores will be given and copies forwarded to rear Hdqrs.
Acknowledge.

Issued at 9 p.m.

Copy No.
1 D.M.G.C.
2 O.C. 4th C.M.G. Coy.
3 O.C. 5th C.M.G. Coy.
4 O.C. 6th C.M.G. Coy.
5 Sgt. Tingley
6 Tpt. Officer
7 Office
8, 9, 10 War Diary

[Sgd] J. Stonehewer. Lt.
for Capt. O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Copy No.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 87
5/11/17
Ref. Passchendaele Sheet.
  1. 1. In accordance with 2nd Divl M G Bn O.O. No. 55 and Operation Order No. 86, Nos 1 & 2 Sections less Nos. 7 & 8 Crews will proceed to Assembly positions afternoon 5th Novemner at 2 p.m.
  2. 2. Zero hour will be notified later to all concerned.
Acknowledge.

Copy No.
1 D.M.G.C.
2 O.C. No. 1 Section
3 O.C. No. 2 Section
4 Capt. Grantham
5 Major Pearce
6 Transport Officer
7 6th C.I.B.
8 5th C.M.G. Coy.
9, 10, 11 War Diary

[Sgd] J. Stonehewer. Lt.
for Capt. O.C.
6th Cdn M.G. Coy.

Copy No.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 88
7/11/17
Ref. Map. MGB.5.
  1. In accordance with 2nd. Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 57 the following reliefs will be carried out between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. 8th November.

  2. Relief Table
    Position Present Unit Relieving Coy.
    3 6th CMG Coy 14th CMG Coy
    6 6th CMG Coy 4th CMG Coy
    7 6th CMG Coy 4th CMG Coy
    8 6th CMG Coy 4th CMG Coy
    9 6th CMG Coy 4th CMG Coy
    10 5th CMG Coy 6th CMG Coy
    12 6th CMG Coy 6th CMG Coy
    13 6th CMG Coy 5th CMG Coy
    14 5th CMG Coy 6th CMG Coy
    16 6th CMG Coy (?? All Gun 6th Coy)
    No. 13 Crew No. 4 Section will relieve gun at No. 10 position.
    No. 14 Crew No. 4 Section will relieve gun at No. 12 position.
    No. 15 Crew No. 4 Section will relieve gun at No. 14 position.
    No. 16 Crew No. 4 Section will relieve gun at No. 16 position.
  3. All stores except guns & spare parts will be handed over upon reliefs. Receipts taken or given and copies handed in to Coy. Hdqrs.
  4. Guides for all positions will meet relieving crews at SEINE CORNER at 12 noon.
  5. Relieving crews will obtain all information possible from crews being relieved.
  6. Crews at nos. 15 & 16 Positions will come under command of Cpl Olmstead 6th Coy.
  7. Relief will be reported to Liaison Officer through Group Commander by wire as follows. Gun No … FINE.
  8. Crews relieved will report back to Coy. Hdqrs. POTIJZE.
Acknowledge.

Copy No.
1 D.M.G.C.
2 O.C. 4th C.M.G. Coy.
3 O.C. 5th C.M.G. Coy.
4 O.C. 6th C.M.G. Coy.
5 5th C.I.B.
6 6th C.I.B.
7 Major Pearce
8 Capt. Grantham
9 Lieut. Pearce
10 Lieut. Tucker
11 Lieut. Broadbridge
12 O.C. No. 4 Section
13 Cpl. Olmstead
14 Office
15, 16, 17 War Diary

[Signed] J.D. Wallbridge. Lt for
Capt. O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Copy No.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 89
11/11/17
Ref. Passchendaele Map. 1/10,000.
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 60 the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy Barrage guns will be relieved by the 12th Cdn. M.G. Coy. night 11/12th November.
  2. No. 3 Section 6th Coy. will be relieved in Barrage Position by No. 1 Section 12th Cdn. M.G. Coy. night 11/12th Nov./17.
  3. All tripods, belts & boxes, maps, trench stores and surplus stores will be handed over to relieving crews. Receipts will be taken and copies forwarded to Coy Hdqrs as soon as possible.
  4. As much information as possible will be given to relieving crews.
  5. Gun & spare parts will be dumped at Seine Corner under a guard of two men to await arrival of pack train.
  6. Guides will be furnished by 6th Coy. from Transport lines to Tyne Cottage. Guides from Tyne Cott to Barrage positions will be furnished by Capt. Grantham O.C. barrage Guns.
  7. On completion of relief the officer in Command No. 3 Section will report relief complete to Capt. Grantham at Tyne Cott and afterwards to coy Hdqrs POTIJZE.
  8. On completion of relief crews will move to Transport Lines POTIJZE.
Acknowledge.

Issued at 11.10 a.m.

Copy No.
1 DMGC 2nd Cdn. Divn.
2 DMGC 4th Cdn. Divn.
3 OC 12th CMG Coy.
4 Capt. Grantham
5 OC 3 Section
6 Tpt. Officer
7 Office
8, 9, 10 War Diary


Copy No.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 89B
11/11/17
Ref. Passchendaele Map. 1/10,000.
  1. Further to Operation Order No. 89 the mobile guns of the 6th C.M.G. Coy. will be relieved by the 11th Cdn. M.G. Coy. night 11/12th November 1917.

  2. (a) The following gun crews 6th C.M.G. Coy. will be relieved by corresponding guns 11th C.M.G. Coy.
    No. 13 Crew at No. 10 Position (D.12.a.40.00)
    No. 14 Crew at No. 12 Position (D.12.a.20.90)
    as per map MGB10.
  3. Tripods, belts & boxes and all stores will be turned over to relieving crews and receipts taken for same, copies to be forwarded to Coy. Hdqrs.
  4. Guides will be furnished from Transport Lines to Tyne Cott by 6th. C.M.G. Coy. from Tyne Cott to gun positions by Major Basevi O.C. Mobile Guns.
  5. Completion of relief to be notified to Major Basevi O.C. Mobile Guns and afterwards to Coy. Hdqrs. Potijze.
  6. All available information will be given relieving crews.
  7. Crews after relief will dump guns and spare parts under guard of 2 men ar Seine Corner to await arrival of pack train.
  8. Crews upon relief will move to Coy. transport Lines at Potijze.
  9. No. 15 Crew at No. 14 Position and No. 16 Crew at No. 11 Position will be withdrawn under orders from major Basevi and will dump guns, tripods and stores at Seine Corner with guns of No. 13 and 14 Crews to await pack train.
  10. Relief will be complete before daylight night 11/12th November.
Acknowledge.

Issued at 1.50 p.m.

Copy No.
1 D.M.G.C. 2nd Cdn. Div.
2 D.M.G.C. 4th Cdn. Div.
3 O.C. 11th C.M.G. Coy.
4 Major Basevi
5 O.C. No. 4 Section
6 Office
7 8 9 War Diary

[Sgd] J. Stonehewer. Lieut for
Capt. O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Secret
Copy No
6th. Cdn M G Coy.
Operation Order No. 90
25/11 17
Map Ref. MERICOURT ROAD 1/10,000.
  1. According to 2nd. Cdn. Divl. Bn. O.O. No. 63 of 23/11/17, No. 1 Section 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. will relieve section of 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy. in Reserve at T.25.d.30.80. night of November 26th/1917.
  2. In accordance with the above, No. 1 Section 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. under Lieut. O'Rourke will move off at 3.30 p.m. Nov. 26th, proceed direct to the MILL at T.25.d.30.80. and relieve "C" Section  at that point, reliefs to be completed by 9 p.m. that date.
  3. Gun limber carrying guns, equipment etc. will move off at 4 p.m. with gun limber of 5th Coy. to guide it to the Mill.
  4. 8 filled boxes & belts per gun will be taken over from 5th Coy Section on relief.
  5. In case of an attack or demonstration this section will immediately take up position approx. as follows :-

  6. Ross T.21.c.85.55. Retch T.26.d.50.05.
    Birch T.26.b.40.30. Bell T.20.c.85.30.
  7. These positions will be reconstructed and full particulars as to field of fire, work in progress or contemplated will be obrained from the section officer at present in charge before relief is completed. This work will be carried on with.
  8. A full receipt will be obtained in duplicate for all maps, S.A.A., belts & boxes, etc. taken over and will be forwarded to this office with report of relief complete. Two headqutrs runners will accompany the section in, so as to bring back both reports.
  9. A daily report covering (a) Casualties (b) Strength increase or decrease, giving no. of gun team, work done since last report and general situation will be forwarded by runner to reach this office by 10 a.m.daily.
  10. In addition a report covering progress of work at each position and amount of bulk SAA at each will be forwarded by return ration party night Nov. 27th.
  11. Rations will be delivered direct to MILL each night.
  12. Acknowledge.
Issued at 3.55 p.m.

Copy No.
1 DMGC
2 OC 5th CMGC
3 OC 6th CMGC
4 OC No 1 Section
5 OC Transport
6 7 8 War Diary

(Sgd) C.V. Grantham
Capt. O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Secret
6th Canadian Machine Gun Coy.
Operation Order No. 91
29/11/19
Copy No.
Ref Maps 36C SW Nos. 3 & 4.
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 63 of 23/11/17 the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. will relieve the 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy. in the line night Nov. 30th/Dec. 1st.
  2. Reliefs will be as follows:

  3. No. 1 Section 6th C M G Coy will relieve No. 1 Section 4th C M G Coy
    No. 2 Section 6th C M G Coy will relieve No. 2 Section 4th C M G Coy
    No. 3 Section 6th C M G Coy will relieve No. 3 Section 4th C M G Coy
    No. 4 Section 6th C M G Coy will relieve No. 4 Section 4th C M G Coy
  4. Positions taken up will be as follows:
  5. No. 1 Section No. 1 Crew Antelope T.16.a.95.61.
    No. 2 Crew Argyle T.16.d.00.30.
    No. 3 & 4 Crews Aberdeen {T.22.b.45.95.
    {T.22.b.46.90.
    Hdqrs Quarries
    No. 2 Section Hdqrs Anglesea T.22.d.95.70.
    No. 5 Crew Ayr T.22.b.90.25.
    No. 6 Crew Abergyle T.22.d.95.30.
    No. 7 Crew Bulford T.22.b.95.78.
    No. 8 Crew Basingstoke T.22.b.85.10.
    No. 3 Section No. 9 Crew Bristol T.22.c.26.44.
    No. 10 Crew Acton T.30.a.04.28.
    No. 11 Crew Aston T.30.a.00.25.
    No. 12 Crew}
    Hdqrs           }
    Brighton T.28.d.90.78.
    No. 4 Section No. 13 Crew Birmingham T.22.c.21.80.
    No. 14 Crew Berwick T.21.b.78.43.
    No. 15 Crew}
    Hdqrs           }
    Bedford T.21.b.34.05.
    No. 16 Crew Birkenhead T.21.a.30.50.
    Coy Hdqrs Bushy T.22.c.40.45.
  6. On completion of relief a section of the 4th C.M.G. Coy. will take up Reserve position vacated by No. 1 Section at T.25.d.30.80. O.C. No. 1 Section will leave sufficient personnel to turn over stores etc. to the section of the 4th C.M.G. Coy. on its arrival. Said personnel to rejoin section as soon as finished.
  7. Guides will meet Nos. 1, 2 & 3 Sections at Coy. Hdqrs. Bushy at 4.30 p.m. 30th Inst. Guides for No. 4 Section will meet section at TOAST (T.21.d.50.20 approx) at 4.30 p.m. 30th Inst.
  8. 2 belts and belt boxes per gun will be taken in. 8 filled belts and belt-boxes per gun being taken over at position. Belts & belt-boxes to replace those taken over by Nos. 2, 3 & 4 Sections will be turned into the Q.M. Stores of the 4th C.M.G. Coy. the day after relief by Lt. Tucker. No. 1 Section will leave 8 belts and belt-boxes per gun at reserve positions to be turned over to section of the 4th C.M.G. Coy. taking over corresponding number at gun positions.
  9. Limbers for Nos. 2, 3 & 4 Sections will move from transport lines at 3.30 p.m.. No. 1 Section will carry guns etc. from reserve Positions.
  10. Personnel No. 1 Section will move at the discretion of O.C. Section so as to meet guides at time specified. Nos. 2, 3 & 4 Sections will move from Aux Rietz at 2.15 p.m.
  11. Ration dumps will be as follows:
  12. Nos. 1 & 2 Sections Bushy
    No. 3 Section Brighton
    No. 4 Section Bedford
  13. Water Nos. 1, 2 & 4 Sections obtain water at Quarries. Water for Hdqrs and No. 3 Section is brought up with rations.
  14. Receipt for all trench stores, maps etc. taken over will be rendered in duplicate and a copy sent to Coy Hdqrs with report of relief complete. No. 1 Section will also forward list of stores handed over at reserve position as soon as received. First Army Trench standing orders for Machine Guns in Defensive positions will be complied with by all sections during this relief. A report will be sent in with report of relief complete, stating that same has been done.
  15. Each section will detail one good runner to report to Coy Hdqrs with reports of relief complete etc. Said runner to remain at Hdqrs and to be rationed there.
  16. The day after relief Section Commanders will report to Bn & Coy Cmdrs of the area that their guns are in, and give all possible information to the Bn and Coy Cmdrs. Compliance to be reported in Daily report.
  17. Usual daily reports will be submitted to Coy Hdqrs by 8 a.m. Daily.
  18. Acknowledge
Issued at 11.30 a.m.

Copy No.
1 DMGC
2 OC 4th CMG Coy
3 OC 6th CMG Coy
4 OC No 1 Section
5 OC No 2 Section
6 OC No 3 Section
7 OC No 4 Section
8 T.O.
9 2nd in Command
10, 11, 12 War Diary

[Sgd] C.V. Grantham
Capt. O.C.
6th C M G Coy.

Canadian Corps Headquarters,
10th November, 1917.
Dear Brutinel,

I have read with great interest, and profound pride, your report of the 9th instant with reference to the part played by the Machine Gun Units in our rescent operations. I regret that the casualties have been so high, but these have resulted from the special efforts made by the enemy to destroy the Machine Gun Crews from whom they have suffered so much. All prisoners have testified to the great losses caused the enemy by our Machine Gun Fire, while our own Infantry are loud in their praises at to the support rendered by our Machine Gunners. That the men of the Machine Gun Corps kept their guns in action under the conditions experienced, testifies in the highest possible manner to their splendid discipline, and fine fighting spirit.

I am glad to receive, and will communicate to the authorities in England, your testimony as to the high standard of training and discipline noticeable in the recent drafts. I would like to have an opportunity of personally conveying to the Machine Gunners my appreciation of the splendid part played by them in the winning of our recent battles.

Ever yours faithfully,
(Sgd) A.W. CURRIE.
Lieut. Colonel Brutinel, D.S.O.
Corps Machine Gun Officer.

2ND CANADIAN DIVISION.
15th November 1917.
TO ALL COMMANDERS 2ND CANADIAN DIVISION.

The campaigning season of 1917 has been most successful for this Division.

VIMY RIDGE, HILL 70 and PASSCHENDAELE are victories of which every individual in the Division may be justly proud and the Division has made a name for itself as a first class fighting Division.

This result has been obtained by rare courage, good training, good discipline, and hard work on the part of all ranks.

A good fighting Division is always a good Division in camp and billets, and this is shown by the clean turn-out of the individual soldier, the smart saluting, and the general good behaviour, all of which are evidence of the pride that every man takes in the good name of his Division.

During the winter you will have several recruits posted to your command to bring you up to strength: see to it that these recruits are well turned out, smart in saluting, well behaved and generally fit to take their places in the ranks of the Division which numbers the SUGAR FACTORY, COURCELETTE, VIMY RIDGE, HILL 70 and PASSCHENDAELE among it's battle honours.

[Signed] H.E. Burstall
Major-General,
Commanding 2nd Canadian Division.
Sufficient copies are issued to permit of distribution down to Sub-section Commanders of Artillery, Section Commanders of Infantry and Commanders of similar formations of other Branches.

Appendix to G338/2520-3
Dated 4-11-17
MACHINE GUN FIRE ORGANIZATION ORDER NO. 12

[see original War Diary for Table]


Appendix to G461/252?-3
Dated 8.11.17
MACHINE GUN FIRE ORGANIZATION ORDER NO. 13

[see original War Diary for Table]


2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
30th 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
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2nd Canadian Division "G"
WARNING ORDER.
  1. Machine Gun Companies of the 2nd Canadian Division will be prepared to move to forward area at short notice, (probably on 1st November).
  2. The 4th Cdn. M.G. Company will take over Transport Lines of 10th CMGC.

  3. The 5th Cdn. M.G. Company will take over Transport Lines of 16th CMGC.
    The 6th Cdn. M.G. Company will take over Transport Lines of 12th CMGC.
    The 14th Cdn. M.G. Company will take over Transport Lines of 11th CMGC.
  4. An advance party of 2 Officers and 5 O.Rs. per M.G. Company, will proceed to Company Transport lines, and will get all information possible re S.A.A. dumps. The 2nd in Command and the Transport Officer will be the two Officers to go with advance party.
  5. Location of Transport Lines :-

  6. 10th Canadian M.G. Company I.3.d.7.2.
    11th Canadian M.G. Company I.4.c.5.7.
    12th Canadian M.G. Company I.3.d.0.4.
    16th Canadian M.G. Company 
  7. It is possible that the 5th and 6th Canadian M.G. Companies will each find 8 Mobile Guns. The 5th Cdn. M.G. Company for the Right Sector, and the 6th Cdn. M.G. Company for the Left Sector.
  8. Os.C. Companies concerned, will make all arrangements re reliefs, guides, Trench Stores, Belts etc., to be turned over. Tripods may be exchanged, but Companies must take in their guns.
  9. 4th Cdn M.G. Coy 16 Barrage Guns or Sniping Batteries.

  10. 5th Cdn M.G. Coy 8 Barrage Guns or Sniping Batteries.
    5th Cdn M.G. Coy 8 Barrage Guns or Sniping Batteries.
    14th Cdn M.G. Coy 16 Barrage Guns or Sniping Batteries.
  11. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
M.G.A.16/30
30.10.17.

P.S. Ref: Para 3.  Arrangements are being made for a Bus on November 1st. Time of departure will be notified later.


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Copy No…10…
31st October 1917.

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.  O.O. No. 53.
  1. In accordance with the 2nd Canadian Division O.O. 157 dated 30th October 1917, the 2nd Canadian Divisional Machine Gun Battalion will relieve the 4th Canadian Divisional Machine Gun Battalion on the night 2nd/3rd November 1917.
  2. The Infantry relief will be carried out on the night 3rd/4th November 1917.
  3. The Machine Gun Companies Headquarters and Transport Lines of the 4th Canadian Divisional Machine Gun Battalion will be relieved as follows:-

  4. 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy, relieves the 10th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    5th Cdn. M.G. Coy, relieves the 16th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    6th Cdn. M.G. Coy, relieves the 12th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    14th Cdn. M.G. Coy, relieves the 11th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
  5. The 10 Mobile Gun positions of the 4th Canadian Division will be relieved by the 4th, 5th, and 6th Cdn. M.G. Companies, as follows:

  6. The 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy will relieve 8 guns.
    The 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy will relieve 1 gun.
    The 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy will relieve 1 gun.
    Os.C. 4th, 5th, and 6th Cdn. M.G. Companies will arrange which guns they will relieve.
    Os.C. 4th Cdn. M.G. Company will be in command of Mobile Guns.
  7. BARRAGE BATTERIES.

  8. No. 1 Battery 11 CMGC. is relieved by 14th CMGC. 8 guns
                           ( 11 CMGC. is relieved by 14th CMGC. 4 guns
    No. 2 Battery  ( 10 CMGC. is relieved by 14th CMGC. 4 guns
    No. 3 Battery 12 CMGC. is relieved by 6th CMGC. 8 guns
    No. 4 Battery 16 CMGC. is relieved by 5th CMGC. 8 guns
    No. 5 Battery 1st MMG. Bde is relieved by 1st MMG. Bde. 8 guns
    Group Commander Major BASEVI with G.O.C. 4th Brigade.
  9. Sniping Batteries.

  10. 12th Cdn. M.G. Company 4 Guns to be relieved by 4th Cdn M.G.C.
    9th Cdn. M.G. Company 4 Guns to be relieved by 4th Cdn M.G.C.
  11. Supplies, Gum boots, special issue of Belts, condenser tubes, spare barrels, watches, and all Vickers (New) in excess of establishment will be turned over to relieving Companies concerned.
  12. All Bulk S.A.A. at Transport Lines will be turned over to Lieut. STONEHEWER.
  13. Lieut. STONEHEWER will take immediate steps to get the following supplies on hand :-

  14. Sufficient Lubricating Oil for 4 Companies *
    Sufficient Flanellette *
    100 Spare Belts
    Spare barrels
    20 P.T. Drinking Water. -?
    200 Rations for 24 hours.
    (* ?  Why cant Coys. look after their own. Where does Stonehewer get these articles)
    All Vickers Guns (New) received from 4th Divisional M.G. Companys. The above will not be drawn on till after ZERO hour.
  15. O.C. Companies will arrange location of S.A.A. dumps for Barrage and Mobile Guns and will do their utmost to get up at least 200,000 rounds per night.
  16. As soon as Barrage positions are detailed by Corps which will be in the vicinity of AUGUSTUS WOOD and TYNE COTT (D.11.c. and D.16.b.), O.C. Batteries will arrange to place 10,000 rounds per Machine Gun at all Battery positions.
  17. All information regarding Liaison, Route for runners, Harassing fire, Location of dumps, water supply etc., should be got from relieving Units.
  18. All receipts must be rendered in duplicate and a copy sent to D.M.G.C. whose Headquarters will be Ramparts, South of Menin Gate, YPRES.
  19. Completion of relief will be wired to D.M.G.C. using the phrase "LUCKY".
  20. Maps and Fire Operation Orders for forthcoming operations will be issued as soon as possible.
  21. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
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. Bde.
5 5th Can Inf. Bde.
6 6th Can Inf. Bde.
7 14th Can MG COMPANY
8 4th Can MG COMPANY
9 5th Can MG COMPANY
10 6th Can MG COMPANY
11 Corps M.G.O.
12 2nd C.D.A.
13 C.R.E.
14 Signals
15 S.S.O.
16 V.O. 4th Can Inf Bde.
17 D.M.G.C. 1st Canadian Division
18 D.M.G.C. 3rd Canadian Division
19 D.M.G.C. 4th Canadian Division
20 Divisional Train
21, 22, 23 War Diary

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
31st October 1917.
OPERATION ORDER NO. 54
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
LOCAL DEFENSE GUNS.
  1. O.C. 4th Canadian M.G. Company upon relief of 4th Canadian Div'l Mobile Machine Guns, will report personally to G.O.C. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade, and will make any change of disposition of Machine Guns he considers necessary, after consultation and approval of G.O.C., 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
  2. Positions of Machine Guns or any change of position will be reported to D.M.G.C. as soon as possible.
  3. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
TO:-
4th Canadian Inf Bde.
4th Canadian M.G. Company
5th Can. Inf. Brigade )
6th Can. Inf. Brigade )
5th Canadian M.G. Company )  for information.
6th Canadian M.G. Company )
14th Canadian M.G. Company )
General Staff )
Corps M.G.O. )

SECRET.

7th November 1917.

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
OPERATION ORDER NO. 57
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Reference 2nd Canadian Division map M.G.B.5 and "Message Map" issued to all Machine Gun Companies :-
  1. The Local Defense Guns of the 5th and 6th Canadian M.G. Companies, will be relieve on the 8th November, 1917.
  2. Relief to be carried out between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. 8th November.
  3. All Machine Gun Companies will endeavour to relieve crews of forward guns as early as possible after 10 a.m.
  4. Major BASEVI will relieve Major PEARCE as Group Commander of Local Defense Guns, and will take over Command at 6 p.m., 8th November.
  5. Capt. McCORKELL will be Liaison Officer of Barrage and Local Defense Guns.
  6. RELIEF TABLE.
  7. POSITION PRESENT UNIT RELIEVING COMPANY
    1 5th Cdn. M.G. Company 5th Cdn. M.G. Company
    2 5th Cdn. M.G. Company 5th Cdn. M.G. Company
    3 6th Cdn. M.G. Company 14th Cdn. M.G. Company
    4 5th Cdn. M.G. Company 14th Cdn. M.G. Company
    5 5th Cdn. M.G. Company 14th Cdn. M.G. Company
    6 6th Cdn. M.G. Company 4th Cdn. M.G. Company
    7 6th Cdn. M.G. Company 4th Cdn. M.G. Company
    8 6th Cdn. M.G. Company 4th Cdn. M.G. Company
    9 6th Cdn. M.G. Company 4th Cdn. M.G. Company
    10 5th Cdn. M.G. Company 6th Cdn. M.G. Company
    11 5th Cdn. M.G. Company 14th Cdn. M.G. Company
    12 6th Cdn. M.G. Company 6th Cdn. M.G. Company
    13 6th Cdn. M.G. Company 5th Cdn. M.G. Company
    14 5th Cdn. M.G. Company 6th Cdn. M.G. Company
    15 5th Cdn. M.G. Company Present A.A. Gun
    16 6th Cdn. M.G. Company Present A.A. Gun
  8. Officers to be in Command of guns as follows:-
  9. Nos. 1.2.10. 5th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 3.4.5. 14th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 6.7. 4th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 8.9. 4th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 11.12. 14th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 13.14. 5th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 15.16. Present A.A. Guns under 6th Canadian M.G. Company N.C.O.
  10. Relieving crews will get all the information possible from crews being relieved.
  11. German Gun will be taken over by Officer relieving No. 7 Gun.
  12. Relief will be reported to Liaison Officer by wire as follows Gun No… FINE.
  13. Liaison Officer to report all messages to D.M.G.C.
  14. Crews relieved will report back to respective Company Headquarters, POTIJZE.
  15. Please ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at 8 p.m.

Copy No. 7
1 General Staff
2 4th Canadian Inf. Brigade
3 5th Canadian Inf. Brigade
4 6th Canadian Inf. Brigade
5 4th Canadian M.G. Company
6 5th Canadian M.G. Company
7 6th Canadian M.G. Company
8 14th Canadian M.G. Company
9 Major PEARCE
10 Capt. GRANTHAM
11 Capt. McCORKELL
12 Canadian M.G.O.
13 D.M.G.C. 1st Canadian Division
14 D.M.G.C. 1st Australian Division
15 Office Copy
16 17 18 War Diary


SECRET.
8th November 1917.
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION
OPERATION ORDER NO. 58.
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LOCAL DEFENSE GUNS.
  1. The 1st and 2nd Canadian Divisions are resuming the offensive on 'D' day.
  2. The 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade will carry out the operation on the 2nd Canadian Division Front.
  3. The 20th Battalion will carry out the attack. The 18th and 19th Battalions will hold the line exclusive of the attacking front.
  4. The 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade is carrying out the operation on the 1st Canadian Division Front with 7th Battalion as Right Battalion.
  5. Map M.G.B.10 shows Nothern Divisional Boundary, Jumping off line, final objective, and positions of Local Defense Guns.
  6. The only change in local Defense Guns from present positions will be as follows :-

  7. (a) On C/D Night No. 13 Gun (5th Canadian M.G. Coy) will take up position now occupied by No. 9 gun (4th Canadian M.G. Coy) before 8 p.m.
    (b) On C/D Night an Officer and crew from the 4th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve present crews of Nos. 8 and 9 Guns who will then move forward to position shown on Map M.G.B.10. Relief to be completed by 9 p.m.
    (c) The two crews being relieved at Nos. 8 and 9 gun positions will assist incoming crews to move guns and S.A.A. to forward position, selected by Officer in Command two guns going forward.
    (d) The tow guns going forward should be kept under cover if possible, before the attack, but will take up their positions as soon as possible after the attack has been launched.
  8. All guns will be renumbered as shown on Map M.G.B.10.
  9. Major BASEVI will remain at present Headquarters as Group Commander of Local Defense Guns. (D.16.b.80.10).
  10. Capt. McCORKELL will be Liaison Officer with G.O.C., 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
  11. Capt. GRANTHAM will be Group Commander of all Barrage Machine Guns with Headquarters as at present D.16.b.80.10.
  12. Instructions issued under 2nd Canadian Divisional M.G. Battalion O.O.55 dated 2/11/17 will hold good for all other points.
  13. In accordance with 2nd Canadian Division O.O.160 dated 7/11/17 para 9 (b) the 4th Canadian Division will complete relief of 2nd Canadian Division in front line by 4th Canadian Division in front line by morning November 13th.
  14. Details for relief by 4th Canadian Division M.G. Battalion will be issued later.
  15. Please ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at 7.30 p.m.

Copy No 13
1. G.S. 2nd Canadian Division
2. G.S. 1st Canadian Division
3. G.S. 3rd Canadian Division
4. G.S. 4th Canadian Division
5. G.S. 1st Australian Division
6. A.A. & Q.M.C.
7. 4th Can. Inf. Bde.
8. 5th Can. Inf. Bde.
9. 6th Can. Inf. Bde.
10. Corps M.G.O.
11. 4th Cdn. M.G. Company
12. 5th Cdn. M.G. Company
13. 6th Cdn. M.G. Company
14. 14th Canadian M.G. Company
15. Signals
16. 2nd C.D.A.
17. Major BASEVI
18. Capt. McCORKELL
19. Capt. GRANTHAM
20. D.M.G.C. 1st Canadian Division
21. D.M.G.C. 2nd Canadian Division
22. D.M.G.C. 3rd Canadian Division
23. D.M.G.C. 1st Australian Division
24. Office Copy
26, 27, 28. War Diary


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Copy No ….
9th November 1917
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER NO. 59.
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BARRAGE GUNS.
  1. The 1st and 2nd Canadian Divisions are resuming the offensive on 'D' day.
  2. The number of Machine Guns available for creeping and protective Barrage covering the 2nd Canadian Division Front will be 32 Vickers Guns,- the supporting fire and protective Barrage will be available from Zero on, and will be applied at the time and the targets shown on fire organization orders to be issued to all concerned.
  3. The Batteries will be designated and composed as shown on following Table.
  4. No. of Battery No. of Guns Unit finding Guns
    1 8 4th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    2 4
    4
    5th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    3 8 14th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    4 8 1st M.M.G. Bde.
  5. No. 1 Battery will take up its position within 2,500 yards of S.O.S. line shown on Barrage Maps "S 24 b".
  6. Nos. 2 - 3 - 4 Batteries will take up their positions in Square D.11.b, ot D.11.d. and must be within 3000 yards of WRAP CORPS (W.19.d.30.00).
  7. Battery Commanders will select Battery Positions and will notify Group Commander of their location at once.
  8. Ammunition and Cooling Water.

  9. (a) 8,000 rounds per gun will be dumped at gun positions before 3 a.m. Night 8th/9th November.
    (b) Each M.G. Company will arrange to have 40 loaded Belts per gun at Battery Position before 9 p.m. 9th November.
    (c) Every available man from each M.G. Company must be detailed, if necessary, to get this S.A.A. and cooling water to new Battery Positions.
    (d) The (4) Four Machine Gun Companies of the 2nd Canadian Divisional M.G. Battalion will be equally responsible that 8,000 rounds per gun is dumped at Battery Position, of 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade before 3 a.m. Night 9th/10th November.
    (e) All guns will be in Battery Positions by 3 p.m. 9th November, and in case of S.O.S. call between hours of 3 p.m. 9th November and 5 a.m. 10th November will fire in the following S.O.S. line :-
    No.1 Battery as shown on Barrage Map "S 24 b.
    No. 2. W.25.c.25.20. to V.30.d.77.60.
    No. 3. E.11.a.70.60. to W.25.c.25.20.
    No. 4. E.11.c.90.80. to E.11.a.90.40. to E.11.a.70.60.
    (f) At 5 a.m. 10th November all guns will be laid on Targets as shown on Map "S 24 b.
  10. Capt. GRANTHAM will be Group Commander of all Barrage Gunscovering 2nd Can. Div. Front with Headquarters as at present D.16.b.80.10.
  11. Capt. McCORKELL will be Liaison Officer with G.O.C. 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade.
  12. Major BASEVI will be Group Commander of Local Defense Guns with Headquarters at D.16.b.80.10.
  13. Instructions issued under 2nd Canadian Divisional M.G. Battalion O.O. No. 56 dated 4/11/17 will hold good for all other points.
  14. Lieut. SALISBURY will personally visit Group Commander (Capt GRANTHAM), at 11 a.m. 9th November for final instructions for Barrage Batteries, and will then personally visit each Battery Commander and turn over orders.
  15. Please ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Copy No 13
1. 2nd Canadian Division
2. 1st Canadian Division
3. 3rd Canadian Division
4. 4th Canadian Division
5. 1st Australian Division
6. A.A. & Q.M.C.
7. 4th Canadian Inf. Brigade
8. 5th Canadian Inf. Brigade
9. 6th Canadian Inf. Brigade
10. Corps M.G.O.
11. 4th Canadian M.G. Company
12. 5th Canadian M.G. Company
13. 6th Canadian M.G. Company
14. 14th Canadian M.G. Company
15. Signals
16. 2nd C.D.A.
17. Major BASEVI
18. Capt. McCORKELL
19. Capt. GRANTHAM
20. D.M.G.C. 1st Canadian Division
21. D.M.G.C. 2nd Canadian Division
22. D.M.G.C. 3rd Canadian Division
23. D.M.G.C. 1st Australian Division
24. Office Copy
25, 26, 27. War Diary

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
10th November 1917.
OPERATION ORDER NO. 60
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RELIEF.
  1. The 2nd Canadian Divisional M.G. Battalion will be relieved by the 4th Canadian M.G. Battalion, on night 11th/12th November.
  2. The Machine Gun Company Headquarters and Transport Lines of the 2nd Canadian Divisional M.G. Battalion will be relieved as follows :-

  3. 4th Cdn. M.G. Company to be relieved by 10th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    5th Cdn. M.G. Company to be relieved by 16th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    6th Cdn. M.G. Company to be relieved by 12th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
    14th Cdn. M.G. Company to be relieved by 11th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
  4. The Local Defense and A.A. Guns of the 2nd Canadian Division will be relieved by the 11th Canadian M.G. Company.
  5. The Machine Guns of the 2nd Canadian Division will be in position as shown on Map M.G.B.10, and will be manned by the following Companies of the 2nd Canadian Division, on night of relief :-

  6. (a) Nos. 1 2 13 -  5th Canadian M.G. Company
    Nos. 3 4 5 11 -  14th Canadian M.G. Company
    Nos. 6 7 8 9 -  4th Canadian M.G. Company
    Nos. 10 12 14 15 16 -  6th Canadian M.G. Company
    Note. Owing to casualties and probability of guns Nos. 14 15 and 16 being moved forward to replace casualties Os.C. Companies will confirm positions with Os.C. Companies concerned.
    (b) Officers of Units in Command of Guns as follows :-
    Nos. 1 2 10 5th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 3 4 5 14th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 6 7  4th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 8 9 4th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    Nos. 11 12 14th Canadian M.G. Company Officer
    No. 13 5th Canadian M.G. Company Sergeant
    No. 14 5th Canadian M.G. Company Reserve
    Nos. 15 16 Present A.A. Guns under 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. N.C.O.
  7. Details of relief will be arranged directly between Company Commanders concerned. Guides will be detailed for each Gun Position.
  8. All Maps, Aeroplane Photos, Trench Stores, (including stores shown in Table 'A' attached), will be handed to the relieving M.G. Company's and a proper worded receipt taken for same, and a copy forwarded to D.M.G.C. on day following relief.
  9. Relief to be completed before daylight night 11th/12th November, but O.C. Companies concerned can arrange to carry out relief any time after 3 p.m., 11th November.
  10. As much information as possible will be given to the relieving M.G. Companies and crews at each gun position, before turning over.
  11. BARRAGE BATTERIES.

  12. (a) Barrage Batteries are in position as follows, and if not withdrawn before night 11th/12th November, will be composed as follows :-
    (b) Battery No. 1  8 Guns 4th Canadian M.G. Company
    Battery No. 2  4 Guns 5th Canadian M.G. Company
    Battery No. 2  4 Guns 6th Canadian M.G. Company
    Battery No. 3  8 Guns 14th Canadian M.G. Company
    Battery No. 4  1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade.
    (c) All details of relief will be arranged between Os.C. Companies concerned.
    (d) All Maps, Spare Belts, S.A.A. etc., will be turned over to relieving Batteries.
    (e) Group and Battery Commanders will give incoming Battery Commanders a signed Map showing S.O.S. Line. A duplicate showing S.O.S. Line signed by both Battery Commanders will be sent to D.M.G.C., morning after relief.
    (f) All S.A.A. at dumps and Battery Positions to be turned over and properly worded receipt taken. Location of Dumps and Battery Positions to be given in all receipts.
  13. Completion of relief of Local Defense Guns will be wired to D.M.G.C., as follows No … Gun LENS.
  14. Relief of Barrage Batteries will be wired to D.M.G.C., as follows. Barrage No … GOOD.
  15. Crews of Local Defense Guns and Batteries will report to Transport Lines, POTIJZE, as soon as they are relieved.
  16. The G.O.C. 2nd Canadian Division will hand over Command of the Line to G.O.C. 4th Canadian Division at 10 a.m. November 13th, at which hour Divisional Headquarters will close at YPRES RAMPARTS, and reopen at ST. VENANT.
  17. D.M.G.Cs office will close at 10 a.m. November 13th, and open at ST. VENANT as soon as possible after leaving YPRES.
  18. Table A. attached shows forecast of Units during relief.
  19. Table B shows moves of Transport will be issued later.
  20. 'Q' Branch will arrange relief and move of Administrative Units.
  21. Please ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at 10 a.m.
Copy No 5
1. General Staff
2. 4th Canadian Inf. Brigade.
3. 4th Canadian M.G. Company
4. 5th Canadian M.G. Company
5. 6th Canadian M.G. Company
6. 14th Canadian M.G. Company
7. 10th Canadian M.G. Company
8. 11th Canadian M.G. Company
9. 12th Canadian M.G. Company
10. 16th Canadian M.G. Company
11. 3rd Canadian Division
12. 4th Canadian Division
13. 66th Division
14. D.M.G.C. 3rd Canadian Division
15. D.M.G.C. 4th Canadian Division
16. D.M.G.C. 4th Canadian Division
17. Canadian M.G.O.
18. 1st Motor M.G. Brigade.
Note. Table A will follow

2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
10th November 1917

MOVE TABLE 'A'

Serial
No.
DATE UNIT DIVISION FROM TO PERSONNEL
MOVES BY
3 10th Nov. M.G. Battalion 4th Canadian CAESTRE AREA BRANDHOEK Train
6 11th Nov. M.G. Battalion 4th Canadian BRANDHOEK POTIJZE Train
11 12th Nov. M.G. Battalion 2nd Canadian POTIJZE BRANDHOEK Train
Arrangements for Train and Busses will be detailed later.

MOVE TABLE 'B'

DATE FORWARD AREA POTIJZE AREA
2 p.m. Nov 10th 2nd M.G. Battn. 2nd M.G. Battn. Transport 4th M.G. Battalion
2 p.m. Nov 11th 2nd M.G. Battn. 2nd M.G. Battn.
4th M.G. Battn.
6 a.m. Nov 12th 4th M.G. Battn. 2nd M.G. Battn.
4th M.G. Battn.
2 p.m. Nov 12th 4th M.G. Battn. 4th M.G. Battn. 2nd M.G. Battalion
6 a.m. Nov 13th 4th M.G. Battn. 2nd M.G. Battalion

MOVE TABLE 'C'

UNIT FROM AREA TO
ST VENANT
AREA ON
TO
LA BEUVIERE
AREA ON
TO
OHLAN
AREA ON
TO
XII CORPS
AREA ON
TAKE
OVER
LINE ON
REMARKS
2nd M.G. Battn. BRANDHOEK Nov. 13th Nov. 14th Nov. 15th Nov. 16th 2nd M.G. Battn.
Night 17/18th
5th Brigade Group
Note. Moves to ST. VENANT will be by Bus; beyond ST VENANT eother by bus or Road. 'Q' will arrange for move and will issue order for move of Transport of Units whose personnel move by Bus.

SECRET.
15th November 1917.
2ND CANADIAN DIVISIONAL M.G. BATTALION.
OPERATION ORDER NO. 61.
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RELIEF.
  1. The 2nd Canadian Divisional M.G. Battalion will relieve the Machine Gun Companies of the 48th Division, on night 16th/17th November.
  2. The 4th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve the 143rd Brigade M.G. Company in the MERICOURT Sector.
  3. The 14th Canadian M.G. Company will relieve the 144th Brigade M.G. Company in the CHAUDIERE Sector.
  4. Details of relief to be arranged between O.C. Machine Gun Companies concerned. Relief to be completed before daylight 17th November 1917.
  5. All Maps, Aeroplane Photos, and Trench Stores to be taken over, and a properly worded receipt given, and a duplicate sent to D.M.G.C., on the 17th November.
  6. The four Machine Gun Companies of the 2nd Canadian Division will move to AUX RIETZ at 1 p.m. and will take over the Transport Lines they occupied on the 24th October, 1917.
  7. An Officer from each Company will report at respective Headquarters of the 143rd and 144th Brigade M.G. Companies and Area Commandant at AUX RIETZ, at 10 a.m., November 16th.
  8. The Machine Gun Companies of the 48th Division will be clear of AUX RIETZ Camp by 1 p.m. November 16th 1917.
  9. Approximate location of guns to be taken over by the 4th Canadian M.G. Company - MERICOURT Section.
  10. T.16.a.90.10   1 Gun
    T.16.c.30.60. 1 Gun
    T.16.d.00.25. 1 Gun
    T.16.c.95.40. 1 Gun
    T.16.d.50.00. 2 Guns
    T.16.d.30.60. 1 Gun
    T.16.a.75.75. 1 Gun
    T.16.c.25.80. 1 Gun
    T.16.b.60.10. 1 Gun
    T.16.b.80.30. 1 Gun
    T.16.a.40.50. 1 Gun
  11. Approximate position of guns to be relieved by the 14th Canadian M.G. Company - CHAUDIERE Section.
  12. T.9.a.75.90. 1 Gun
    T.9.d.90.40. 1 Gun
    T.9.d.60.40. 1 Gun
    T.15.a.65.90. 1 Gun
    T.9.c.30.20. 1 Gun
    T.8.d.70.85. 1 Gun
    T.8.c.30.95. 1 Gun
    T.7.b.60.20. 1 Gun
    T.14.d.20.80. 2 Guns.
    In addition to the above positions the 14th Canadian M.G. Coy will post a gun at the following positions :-
    BETTY Trench T.8.b.65.80.  To cross fire with gun on Right
    CANADA Trench T.20.b.60.40.  To cover ground between PEGGIE Trench and MERICOURT Road.
  13. The Headquarters of the 14th Canadian M.G. Company will be at T.20.b.00.90.
  14. The Headquarters of the 4th Canadian M.G. Company will be at T.25.d.30.80.
  15. One Reserve Section of guns will be kept at each advance Company Headquarters.
  16. In case of an attack (a). The reserve section of the 14th Cdn. M.G. Company will take up their positions in CANADA Trench between MERICOURT Road and Junction of CANADA Trench with Railway. (T.13.b.)

  17. (b) The reserve section of the 4th Cdn. M.G. Company will move 2 guns to position T.21.c.80.10. and 2 guns to T.20.d.70.50.
    (c) The two Companies at AUX RIETZ will be prepared to move to VIMY RIDGE at short notice.
  18. A revised Map showing M.G. defensive scheme covering the 2nd Canadian Division front will be issued to all concerned after relief is completed.
  19. ACKNOWLEDGE.
[Signed] W.D. Goodfellow
Major. D.M.G.C.
2nd Canadian Division.
Issued at 5 p.m.

Copy No 9
1. General Staff
2. 48th Division
3. D.M.G.C. 48th Division.
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. C.R.E.
12. C.D.A.
13. C.M.G.O.
14. A.A. & Q.M.G.
15. A.D.M.S.
16. S.S.O.
17. Signals.


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