Battalion Diary – April 11, 1917

Location: Witley Camp, North Surrey

Battalion was inspected on parade by G.O.C. (General-On-Command) of the 5th Canadian Division. Kits, rifles, equipment and loaded transport were inspected also. The Battalion was favourably criticized by the inspecting Officer.


War Events – April 11, 1917

April 11, 1917 was the third day of Canadians’ attack on Vimy Ridge.

161st Inspected by Brigadier

Battalion Diary – February 24, 1917

Location: Witley Camp, North Surrey

Battalion lines inspected by the Brigadier.

Strength: Taken on five (5) other ranks transferred from Canadian Army Medical Corps – Temporary Service (C.A.M.C., T.S.), Westenhanger Camp (in Westenhanger in Kent, near Folkestone, England). The Monks Horton Convalescent Hospital was located in Westenhanger.

Saturday: half holiday.

Note: CAMC were a corps of military doctors, nursing sisters and other personnel providing medical treatment to soldiers.