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6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company
War Diaries - Appendices (Dec 1917 - Mar 1918)
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
6th Canadian Machine Gun Coy.
Operation Order No. 92 19/12/17
Ref. Map Mericourt Road
  1. In accordance with 2nd. Can Divn. M.G. Battn. O.O. No. 70 dated 18/12/17 the 94th M.G. Coy. will relieve the 6th Can M.G. Coy. on the line night 19/20th December 1917 as follows.

  2. B Section 94th M.G. Coy. will relieve No. 2 Section 6th C.M.G. Coy.
    D Section 94th M.G. Coy. will relieve No. 3 Section 6th C.M.G. Coy.
  3. O.C's. No. 2 & 3 Sections will furnish 4 guides each at junction Hudson Trench & Vancouver Rd. T.28.a.45.16 at 4.30 p.m. to guide relieving crews direct to guns.
  4. O.C. Sections will obtain receipt for Trench Stores, Maps etc. in duplicate, One will be handed over to relieving Coy, the other to O.C. 6th Coy.
  5. 10 Belted Boxes S.A.A. per gun will be handed over to relieving sections.
  6. Guns, Spare Parts & Tripods will not be handed over.
  7. O.C. Sections will hand in a statement to Coy. H.Q. that 1st Army Trench Standing Orders have been complied with or otherwise.
  8. O.C. Sections will hand over list of Harassing Fire Targets engaged during tour. Also orders regarding S.O.S. etc.
  9. Lieut. Tucker will provide Section & H.Q.rs Limbers to be at respective ration dumps at 7 p.m.
  10. Completion of relief to be reported to Coy. H.Q. Bushy by runner.
  11. On completion of relief Sections will move to Transport Lines at Aux Rietz Corner.
Acknowledge.
[Signed] J. Stonehewer, Lt.
O.C.
6th Can. M.G. Coy.
Issued at 11 a.m.
1. D.M.G.C.
2. O.C. 94th M.G. Coy.
3. O.C. No. 2 Section
4. O.C. No. 3 Section
5. Transport Officer
6. 4th Can. Inf. Bde.
7. 5th Can. Inf. Bde.
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9. }  War Diary
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Secret - Copy #7                                                                                     Ref. Map. MERICOURT RD.

6th Canadian M.G. Coy. O.O. 93, 19/12/17.

  1. In accordance with 2nd Canadian Division M.G. Battalion O.O. # 70, the following reliefs will take place during night 19/20 December 1917.

  2. "D" Section 16th C.M.G. Coy. 5 Guns will relieve the 6th C.M.G. Coy. at the following positions.
    ANTELOPE T.16.a.85.10.
    ABERDEEN T.22.b.45.90.
    ABERDEEN T.22.b.50.93.
    BEDFORD T.21.b.40.05.
    BIRMINGHAM T.22.c.40.05.
    10th C.M.G. Coy. will relieve BIRKENHEAD Gun at T.21.a.40.50.
    All other guns of #1 and #4 Sections to be withdrawn on completion of these reliefs.
  3. (a) O.C. #1 Section will furnish 4 guides at Coy. H.Q. by 5 p.m. to guide relieving crews to Gun positions and Sec H.Qs.

  4. (b) O.C. #4 Section will have a guide at Junction of TOAST & GRAND TRUNK Trenches at 4 p.m. to guide relieving crews to BEDFORD positions. Also guide to crew relieving BIRMINGHAM on arrival of limbers.
    (c) O.C. #4 will have guide at BADGER Dugout 5th C.M.G. Coy. H.Q. to guide relieving crew of 10th C.M.G. Coy. to BIRKENHEAD position.
  5. O.C. Sections will obtain a receipt for all Trench Stores, Maps, etc. handed over in duplicate. One copy will be handed over to relieving Company, the other to O.C. 6th C.M.G. Coy.
  6. 10 Belted Boxes S.A.A. per gun will be handed over to relieving sections. Guns, Spare Parts & Tripods will be brought out.
  7. O.Cs. Sections will hand in a statement to Coy. H.Qs. that 1st Army Trench Standing Orders have been complied with or otherwise.
  8. O.C. Sections will hand over list of Harassing Fire Targets engaged during tour. Also orders regarding S.O.S. etc.
  9. Lieut. Tucker will provide Section Limbers at respective ration dumps at 7 p.m.
  10. Completion of relief to be reported to Coy. H.Q. BUSHY by runner.
  11. On completion of relief Sections will move to Transport Lines at Aux Rietz Corner.
  12. Acknowledge.
[Sgd] J. Stonehewer, Lieut.
O.C. 6th C.M.G. Coy.
Issued at. 
1. D.M.G.C.
2. O.C. 16th C.M.G. Coy.
3. O.C. #1 Section
4. O.C. #4 Section
5. Transport Officer
6. 5th C.I.B.
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8}   War Diary
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10.  10th C.M.G. Coy.

Secret
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy
Operation Order No. 94
Copy No. 1
17/1/18
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 71 the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. will relieve the 16th Cdn. M.G. Coy. in the MERICOURT SECTOR.
  2. The dispositions of the 16th Cdn. M.G. Coy. are as follows.
  3. (a) "A" Sect
    Virtue
    Group
    Sect Hdqrs
    1 Gun V8
    1 Gun V9
    1 Gun V10
    1 Gun V11
    S.23.b.65.50
    S.24.d.15.50
    S.24.d.78.72
    T.19.c.25.97
    T.19.c.43.71
    (b) "B" Sect
    Vampire
    Group
    Sect Hdqrs
    1 Gun V15
    1 Gun V16
    1 Gun V7
    1 Gun V6
    Mill T.25.d.30.80
    T.25.b.30.23
    T.26.a.45.25
    T.26.a.55.30
    T.26.b.37.60
    (c) "C" Sect
    Valour
    & Vapoux
    Groups
    Sect Hdqrs
    1 Gun V12
    1 Gun V13
    1 Gun V14
    1 Gun V2
    Mill T.25.d.30.80
    T.19.d.00.87
    T.19.d.30.52
    T.25.b.19.93
    T.20.c.42.62.
    (d) "D" Sect
    Valiant
    Group
    Sect Hdqrs
    1 Gun V4
    1 Gun V5
    1 Gun V6
    1 Gun V7
    T.20.a.10.95
    T.19.a.83.40
    T.19.a.25.33
    T.19.a.17.33
    T.24.b.60.02
    Coy Hdqrs S.23.b.65.50
  4. Relief will take place as follows.

  5. No. 1 Sect 6th CMGC will relieve B Sect 16th CMGC
    No. 2 Sect 6th CMGC will relieve A Sect 16th CMGC
    No. 3 Sect 6th CMGC will relieve D Sect 16th CMGC
    No. 4 Sect 6th CMGC will relieve C Sect 16th CMGC
  6. Guides have been arranged as follows.

  7. For Nos. 1 & 4 Sects at Mill T.25.d.30.80 at 5.30 p.m.
    For No. 2 Sect & Hdqrs at Petit Vimy Corner S.24.c.40.40 at 5 p.m.
    For No. 3 section at Canada Dump at 5 p.m.
  8. Sections will move independently from rear lines in time to meet guides at appointed times.
  9. There will be no exchange of tripods or belts. 10 filled belts per gun will be taken in.
  10. Receipts will be give for all Trench stores taken over and a copy sent to Coy Hdqrs with word of relief complete.
  11. The usual daily reports will be rendered to reach Coy Hdqrs by 9 a.m. daily.
  12. Positions will only be manned if the order to "STAND TO" is received. Gas sentries will be mounted day and night on all dugouts or groups of dugouts.
  13. Each section will have an N.C.O. make the rounds daily of all its gun positions to inspect & report any damages to same or to Trench Atores. A report that this has been complied with will be included in Daily Report.
  14. A reserve dump is located at T.19.d.00.55 in house marked B90 and known as Vimy Dump. This dump contains Reserve S.A.A., water rations, T. Mounts, sandbags, gun oil etc. No. 3 Section will detail 1 N.C.O. and Nos 1,2 & 4 Sections 1 O.R. each to act as a permanent guard on this dump. This party will accompany Hdqrs in and will be supplied with a guide at Coy Hdqrs to guide them to Dump.
  15. Acknowledge.
Copy No.
1. D.M.G.C.
2. O.C. 16th C.M.G.C.
3. O.C. 6th C.M.G.C.
4. T.O.
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. Office
10 11 12. War Diary
[Sgd] C.V. Grantham.
Major, O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Secret
6th C.M.G. Coy.
Appendix to O.O. 94
Copy No. 8
  1. The Company will entrain at Aux Rietz at 4 p.m. Jan 18 and will detrain at nearest points to rendezvous with guides.
  2. (a) No. 3 Section will take guns, equipment, rations, etc. with them by train to Canada dump.

  3. (b) Remaining sections and Hdqrs will send guns, equipment, rations, etc. by limber to meet them at rendezvous with guides at times appointed.
  4. Rations will be dumped each night after Jan 18th at following points :- Hdqrs & No. 2 Sect Corner of road S.24.c.50.83. Nos. 1 & 4 Sect Mill T.25.d.30.85. No. 3 Sect. Canada Dump. Time any time after 5.30 p.m.
  5. One blanket per man will be taken in. Remainder of blankets and all surplus kit properly marked will be turned in to Q.M. Stores by 12 noon Jan 18th.
  6. All limbers will be packed by 3.30 p.m.
  7. S.A.A. Dumps. Dumps have been established at the following points.

  8. Dandy Dump. T.14.a.05.55 (in an old gun pit on left of Tr Twy at Junction with Arion Rd) 250 000 Rds S.A.A.
    Dora Dump. T.20.b.00.25 (near Canada Dump) 500 000 rds S.A.A.
    Dickie Dump. T.21.d.00.63 (Junc. Toast C.T. and New Br. Rd.) 250 000 Rds.
  9. Acknowledge.
Copy No.
1. D.M.G.C.
2. O.C. 6th C.M.G.C.
3. 2nd in Command
4. O.C. No. 1 Section
5. O.C. No. 2 Section
6. O.C. No. 3 Section
7. O.C. No. 4 Section
8 9 10. War Diary
[Sgd] C.V. Grantham.
Major, O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

29/1/18
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Operation Order No. 95
Secret Copy No. 10
  1. According to 2nd Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 72 the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy will relieve the 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy in the forward area of the MERICOURT SECTOR night Jan 30/31st.
  2. On completion of relief the 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy will take up the positions vacated by the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
  3. (a) Relief will take place as per attached table.

  4. (b) No. 2 Sect. will attach 1 gun to No. 3 Sect.
    No. 4 Sect. will attach 1 gun to No. 1 Sect.
    These guns & crews will report to respective Hdqrs by 3.30 p.m. on 30th inst.
  5. Completion of relief will be notified to Coy Hdqrs (Ascot Junction TEDDIE & PEGGY) by runner & copy of trench stores taken over will also be forwarded.
  6. Night firing targets will be taken over and the Harassing Fire will be carried out the night of 30/31st Jan by Antelope & Abdulla gunbs as per targets and I.F. orders to be handed over by the sections relieved.
  7. (a) No. 3 Section will relieve 1 man at each emplacement to guard stores and turn over same to 5th C.M.G. Crew. One man from each crew will also guide back the crew relieved to position vacated.

  8. (b) Nos. 1, 2 & 4 Sections will leave an N.C.O. at respective Hdqrs to turn over stores etc. to section taking over.
    (c) Receipted lists of above stores will be forwarded to Coy Hdqrs as soon as possible after relief.
  9. 10 full belts & boxes per gun will be left for 5th C.M.G.C. corresponding number being taken over from crews relieved.
  10. First Army Trench Standing Orders will be complied with.
  11. One limber will call at Coy. Hdqrs PETIT VIMY at 6 p.m. Jan 30th with Hdqrs Rations and when Hdqrs are ready will move Hdqrs equipment to Junstion Mericourt Rd & TEDDIE GERRARD T.R.
  12. Commencing night Jan 30th Rations will be delivered as follows (bt train). Nos. 1 & 4 Sections Canada Dump. Nos. 2 & 3 Sect. Victoria Dump. Sections will arrange to have ration parties meet same.
  13. After night Jan 30th Hdqrs  Rations will come by train to Canada Dump.
  14. Acknowledge.
Issued 10 p.m.
1. D.M.G.C.
2. O.C. 5th C.M.G.C.
3. O.C. 6th C.M.G.C.
4. O.C. No. 1 Section
5. O.C. No. 2 Section
6. O.C. No. 3 Section
7. O.C. No. 4 Section
8. T.O.
9. Office
10 11 12. War Diary
[Sgd] C.V. Grantham.
Major, O.C.
6th C.M.G. Coy.

Table to Accompany 6th C.M.G. Coy. O.O. No. 95 Copy No.
6th C.M.G. Co. To Relieve
5th C.M.G. Coy
No. of Guns To Meet Guides Time
No. 1 Sect
(1 gun No. 4 Sect Att)
"C" Sect. 5 Junc Canada
& Toast Trs
4.45 p.m.
No. 2 Sect
(Less 1 gun)
"A" Sect. 3 Ascot Hdqrs 5.30 p.m.
No. 3 Sect
(1 Gun No. 2 Att)
"D" Sect. 5 Gun Emps 5th CMG Guides will call at Badger
at 4 p.m. & will be sent from there to resp crews
No. 4 Sect
(Less 1 Gun)
"B" Sect. 3 Ascot Hdqrs 5.45 p.m.
Sections will move by gun crews at 5 minute intervals from present dugouts.

29/1/18
Time 9.10 p.m.

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

Secret
Copy No. 9
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
O.O. No. 96
Ref. Map Vimy 36C S.W.3
  1. In accordance with the 2nd Cdn Div M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 73 Para 1 the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. will be relieved by the 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy. in the Mericourt Sector on the night Feb 11/12th.
  2. The relief will be carried out as follows
  3. 6th C.M.G.C. Cmdr. Relieved by
    5th C.M.G. Coy.
    Cmdr.
    #1 (Plus 1 gun & crew No. 4) Lt. Tucker "B" Lt. Creighton
    #2 (less 1 gun & crew) Sgt. Tingley "D" Lt. McBurney
    #3 (Plus 1 gun & crew No. 2) Lt. Sacks "A" Lt. McLaren
    #4 (less 1 gun & crew) Sgt. Ball "C" Lt. Comstock
  4. Guides. Sections of 6th C.M.G. Coy. will detail guides as follows to meet relieving crews of 5th C.M.G. Coy.
  5. Sect Position To be at Time
    #1 New Bedford
    Berwick
    Antelope
    } Jct
    } Toast C.T.X
    } Canada Tr
    2.30 p.m.
    Aberdeen
    Montreal
    }
    } do
    5.00 p.m.
    #2 Betty #3
    Betty #2
    Keane
    }
    } Coy Hdqrs
    } Ascot
    2.30 p.m.
    #3 C4
    C5
    Pictou
    Bluenose
    Bois
    } Junc White
    } Trail x Lens-
    } Arras Rd.
    } S.19.b.15.00
    } approx
    5 p.m.
    #4 Ascot
    Aintree
    } Coy Hdqrs
    } Ascot
    2.30 p.m.
    Abdulla Junc Teddie & Peggy 5.30 p.m.
  6. On completion of the relief the guns & crews of Nos. 2 & 4 Sections which are attached respectively to 3 & 1 Sections will come again under their own section commander.
  7. TRENCH STORES.

  8. All trench stores & 10 full belts & boxes will be handed over to the relieving gun crews at their respective positions, a receipt in duplicate taken for same & a copy forwarded to Coy Hdqrs Ascot when reporting relief complete.
  9. Details of all work under construction & all Indirect Fire positions & targets will be handed over to the relieving section of the 5th C.M.G.C.
  10. Completion of rtelief will be notified direct to Coy Hqrs Ascot by runner.
  11. On completion of relief the 6th C.M.G. Co. will come into Reserve in VIMY & man positions as in 6th C.M.G. Coy O.O. No. 97.
  12. Acknowledge.
Issued at 10 p.m.
10/2/18
[Signed] C.V. Grantham
Major, O.C.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Copy No.
1. D.M.G.C. ???
2. 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
3. O.C.
4. O.C. No.1 Section
5. O.C. No.2 Section
6. O.C. No.3 Section
7. O.C. No.4 Section
8. Transport Officer
9 10 11. War Diary

Secret
Copy No. 9
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
O.O. No. 97
Ref. Map VIMY 36C S.W.3
  1. In accordance with the 2nd Cdn. Divl. Bn. O.O. No. 73 Para 3 & the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. O.O. No. 96 Para 8, on completion of relief the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. will come into reserve at VIMY and will man the following reserve positions vacated by the 5th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
  2. (a) No. 1 Section will be in reserve in Vimy with Sect Hdqrs at THE MILL T.25.d.30.80; 1 gun crew in dugout at T.19.a.70.30 appy. 1 gun crew in dugout at V1 (T.19.d.90.38) 2 gun crews in dugout on Rwy Emb. At approx T.26.c.70.70.

  3. (b) #2 Section will take over & man the following positions :-
    Sect Hdqrs Badger T.20.b.10.35
    1 Gun C11 (Ben) T.13.b.50.30
    1 Gun Bulldog T.20.a.10.95
    1 Gun Blackpool T.21.b.83.45
    1 Gun Birkenhead T.21.a.30.50
    (c) #3 Section will be in reserve in Vimy with Sect Hdqrs and 4 gun crews at S.23.b.60.50.
    (d) #4 Section will be in reserve in Vimy with Sect Hdqrs at the Mill T.25.d.30.80.
  4. Nos. 1, 3 & 4 Sections will detail 1 N.C.O. each to report to Hqrs of Section of 5th C.M.G. Coy. that they are relieving with at 10 a.m. Feb 11th to check over all S.A.A. stores etc. at reserve positions to be manned by them on an alarm & to see to accommodation for g.. views. These N.C.O's. will remain at respective Sect. Hqrs taking iver Trench Stores & dugouts etc. until their respective sections have all reported.
  5. Guides. (a) On completion of relief gun crews of Nos. 1, 3 & 4 Sections will report to N.C.O's. at their respective section Hqrs in VIMY.

  6. (b) Section Cmdrs of No. 2 Sect 6th C.M.G.Co. and "D" Section 5th C.M.G.Co. will make their own arrangements for guides.
  7. The 5th C.M.G. Coy. will have 1 man at each occupied emplacement to hand over Trench Stores of the emplacement.
  8. 10 belts & boxes fully loaded will be taken over by each gun crew from 5th C.M.G.C. & a receipt will be given for same.
  9. A copy of receipt given for all Trench Stores taken over, will be sent to Reserve Coy. Hdqrs when reporting guns in position.
  10. Reserve Coy. Hqrs will be at S.23.b.60.50 in Sunken road.
  11. Limbers:- 1 limber will be at junc MERICOURT RD & Teddie Trench as soon after 6.30 p.m. as possible to move Hdqrs substaff to Reserve Coy. Hdqrs.
  12. Rations.

  13. (a) Rations for # 1, 3 & 4 Sections & Hqrs will be delivered to Reserve Coy Hqrs by Limber sent up to move Hqrs sub-staff.
    (b) Rations for #2 Section will be delivered to CANADA Dump by train.
  14. Acknowledge.
Issued at 10 p.m.
10/2/18
[Signed] C.V. Grantham
Major, O.C.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
1. D.M.G.C.
2. 5th C.M.G.Co.
3. O.C. 6th C.M.G.Co.
4. O.C. No.1 Sect
5. O.C. No.2 Sect
6. O.C. No.3 Sect
7. O.C. No.4 Sect
8. Transport Officer
9 10 11. War Diary

Secret
Copy No. 9
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
O.O. No. 98
Ref. Map Vimy 36C S.W.3 1/10 000
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 74 Para 1 & move table attached the 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. in Reserve in the MERICOURT Sector will be relieved by the 9th Cdn. M.G. Coy. on the night of Feb 17/18th 1918.
  2. The relief will be carried out as follows:

  3. No. 1 Sec 6th C.M.G. Coy. relieved by "D" Sec 9th C.M.G. Coy.
    No. 2 Sec 6th C.M.G. Coy. relieved by "B" Sec 9th C.M.G. Coy.
    No. 3 Sec 6th C.M.G. Coy. relieved by "A" Sec 9th C.M.G. Coy.
    No. 4 Sec 6th C.M.G. Coy. relieved by "C" Sec 9th C.M.G. Coy.
  4. Guides have been arranged as follows:-

  5. (a) Each section of 6th C.M.G. Coy. will detail Guide to report to Lt. STONEHEWER at Transport Lines on 17th inst at 3 p.m. to guide limbers of relieving section to Section Hqrs.
    (b) Each section of 6th C.M.G. Coy. will detail 1 guide to report to Coy. Hdqrs by 6 p.m. 17th inst to guide personnel of relieving sections to Section Hdqrs, where 1 guide per crew (where necessary) will be waiting.
  6. Receipts in duplicate will be prepared for all trench stores to be turned over, 1 signed copy of receipt to be forwarded to Coy. Hqrs with word of relief complete.
  7. 10 fully loaded belts and belt boxes per gun will be turned over to relieving sections, receipt for same to be forwarded to Coy Hqrs.
  8. All dugouts, latrines etc. to be turned over in a clean and sanitary condition.
  9. Completion of relief to be reported direct to Coy. Hdqrs. by runner.
  10. On relief the Coy will rendezvous at Bobby Dump S.24.a.10.90. Arrangements have been made for a train at 8.30 p.m. to take personnel and gun equipment from there to Carency where billets vacated by 11th Cdn. M.G. Coy will be occupied.
  11. ACKNOWLEDGE.
Issued at 3.00 p.m.
16/2/18
[Signed] C.V. Grantham
Major, O.C.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
1. D.M.G.C.
2. 9th C.M.G.Co.
3. O.C. 6th C.M.G.Co.
4. T.O. 6th C.M.G.Co.
5. O.C. No.1 Sec
6. O.C. No.2 Sec
7. O.C. No.3 Sec
8. O.C. No.4 Sec
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Correction to 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy. O.O. No. 98

Para 3 sub para (a) 16/2/18

In place of "Lt. Stonehewer" insert "Lt. Clarke 9th Cdn. M.G. Coy."

[Signed] C.V. Grantham
Major, O.C.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
10.00 p.m.
16/2/18

Secret
Copy No. 9
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
O.O. No. 99
Ref. Map Lens 36C SW1  1/10 000
  1. In accordance with 2nd Cdn M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 74 Para 2 and move table attached, the 6th Cdn M.G. Coy will relieve the 11th Cdn M.G. Coy in the LENS Sector on the night of Feb 18/19th 1918.
  2. The relief will be carried out as follows:-

  3. No. 1 Sec 6th C.M.G. Coy to relieve "A" Sec 11th C.M.G. Coy
    No. 2 Sec 6th C.M.G. Coy to relieve "B" Sec 11th C.M.G. Coy
    No. 3 Sec 6th C.M.G. Coy to relieve "C" Sec 11th C.M.G. Coy
    No. 4 Sec 6th C.M.G. Coy to relieve "D" Sec 11th C.M.G. Coy
  4. Guides have been arranged as follows. 1 Guide at 11th Cdn M.G. Coy. Rear Lines Carency at 3.30 p.m. Feby 18th to guide #2 & #3 Sections to right section Hqrs & ration dump. 1 guide at Coy Adv Hqrs at 5.30 p.m. to guide #4 Section to Sec Hqrs. Guides for gun crews to meet Sections at respective Section Hqrs at 6.00 p.m.
  5. Ten fully loaded belts & belt boxes will be taken over by each gun crew at emplacements.
  6. Receipts will be given for all trench stores, S.A.A. etc. taken over and a copy forwarded to Coy Hqrs with word of relief complete.
  7. All order relating to Indirect fire, S.O.S. lines etc. will be carefully taken over and checked at once.
  8. Word of relief complete will be sent as early as possible by runner direct to Coy Hqrs.
  9. Respective Hqrs located as follows :-
  10. Coy Hqrs & No. 1 Sect M.23.d.45.90
    Nos. 2 & 3 Secs M.30.d.20.95
    No. 4 M.18.d.75.10
  11. Rations will be delivered by limber each night as follows.

  12. Coy Hqrs Nos. 1 & 4 Secs to Coy Hqrs
    Nos. 2 & 3 Secs to M.30.a.75.15
  13. All section commanders will keep in close touch with Battalions in their respective Areas and will call daily at the Bn Hqrs to give any information desired.
  14. ACKNOWLEDGE.
Issued at 3.00 p.m.
16/2/18
[Signed] C.V. Grantham
Major, O.C.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Copy No.
1. D.M.G.C.
2. 11th Cdn M.G. Coy.
3. O.C. 6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
4. T.O.
5. O.C. #1 Sect
6. O.C. #2 Sect
7. O.C. #3 Sect
8. O.C. #4 Sect
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SECRET
COPY NO. 9
6th CDN. M.G. Co.
O.O. No. 100
Ref Maps. SHEET 36B S.E.
 SHEET 36C S.W.1
  1. In accordance with 2nd. Cdn. Divl. M.G. Bn. O.O. No. 75, para 3, the 14th Cdn. M.G. Co. will relieve the 6th Cdn. M.G. Co. in the front line system of the LENS Section on the night of the 25th/26th inst.
  2. Sections of the 14th C.M.G. Co. will relieve corresponding sections of the 6th. C.M.G. Co.
  3. GUIDES.  Each section of the 6th. C.M.G. Co. will detail guides as follows :-

  4. (a) #1 Section
    1 Guide per gun crew at Coy. Hqrs. at 7 p.m.
    (b) #2 Section
    1 Guide for #5 gun crew of 14th C.M.G. Co. at Coy. Hqrs. at 7 p.m.
    1 Guide per gun crew for remaining gun crews to report to #2 Sect. Hqrs of 14th C.M.G. Co. at M.30.a.20.80 at 7 p.m.
    (c) #3 Section
    1 guide to report to Coy Hqrs. 14th C.M.G. Co. at M.22.d.90.65 at 7 p.m. to guide gun limber of relieving section to right ration dump (M.30.a.80.10 approx)
    1 guide per gun crew at right ration dump at 7.30 p.m.
    (d) #4 Section
    1 Guide per gun crew at Coy. Hqrs. at 6.30 p.m.
  5. All Maps, aeroplane photos, S.O.S. lines, Harassing Fire positions and targets, work in progress etc. to be handed over to incoming relief.
  6. Receipts for all trench stores etc. to be taken & given & copies sent to this office when reporting relief complete.
  7. Ten fully loaded belts & belt boxes to be turned over by each gun crew to incoming relief & receipts taken for same.
  8. Word of relief complete to be forwarded by runner as early as possible.
  9. All dugouts, emplacements, latrines etc. to be left clean and sanitary.
  10. On completion of relief the 6th C.M.G. Co. will proceed independantly by sections to CARENCY & will take over the billets vacated by the 14th C.M.G. Co.
  11. Lt. STONEHEWER will attend to the taking over of billets & will have guides at 6th C.M.G. Co. Transport Lines to show sections to their huts.
  12. The following limbers will be required on night 25th/26th inst.

  13. 1 Limber for Hqrs. at Coy. Hqrs. at 8 p.m.
    1 Gun Limber for #1 Sect. at Coy. Hqrs. at 8.30 p.m.
    1 Gun Limber for #4 Sect. at Coy. Hqrs. at 9.00 p.m.
    1 Gun Limber for #2 Sect. at right ration dump at 9.30 p.m.
    1 Gun Limber for #3 Sect. at right ration dump at 9.30 p.m.
  14. ACKNOWLEDGE
Issued at 2.30 p.m.
24/2/18
[Signed] C.V. Grantham
Major, O.C.
6th Cdn. M.G. Coy.
Copy No.
1. D.M.G.C.
2. 14th C.M.G. Co.
3. Officer Commanding
4. Transport Officer
5. O.C. #1 Section
6. O.C. #2 Section
7. O.C. #3 Section
8. O.C. #4 Section
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