Huron 161st Practice Attack-in-the-Open

Battalion Diary – April 27, 1917

Location: Witley Camp, North Surrey

Battalion proceeded to TADMORE FARM and carried out Divisional Scheme No. 2 Attack in the Open.

The attack was carried out in two waves; two companies in front, two waves, one company in support and one company in reserve. The Divisional Staff and Brigade Staff were present.

The scheme was well carried out. Central and fire orders were good. Non-commissioned Officers were favorably criticized in handling sections.

Battalion Busy Training

Battalion Diary – April 16, 1917

Location: Witley Camp, North Surrey

The marking of all transport vehicles ordered with Divisional marks, i.e. white stripes painted around body.

Thirty (30) other ranks attended Lewis Gun course of instructional at Divisional Lewis Gun School.

Battalion carried out Judging Distance, Visual Training, Extended Order and Company Drill all day on Training Area at Ockley Common. Dinner in field.

Canadian Division Orders Wearing of All-Steel Helmets in the Field

War Events – April 13, 1917

April 13, 1917 was the fifth day of Canadians’ attack on Vimy Ridge.


Battalion Diary – April 13, 1917

Location: Witley Camp, North Surrey

Muster Parade at 6:30am. All Correct. Battalion marched to Training Area and carried out collective, flank and rear guard training all day. Dinner in field. The wearing of all steel helmets in all field training ordered by Division.