from the War Diary
LAPUGNOY, [France] Aug 6, 1917
Fine and clear. The day was devoted to work at the disposal of the Company Commanders. 25 men from 'A' and 'B' Companies put through throwing live bombs. One Platoon of 'C' Company was pickled from the Battalion for a Musketry Competition (Inter Battalion). The preliminary shoot was held today. Captain K. M. HOLLOWAY invalided to England. 1 other rank struck off strength.
Major E. E. SNIDER, appointed Town Major, ALLOUAGNE.
[The rank of town major is the oldest in Canada. As early as 1648, Lambert Closse was commissioned to be town major in Montreal.
The town major generally saw to the details of military administration, and in particular the lodging of the troops.]
BRICKWORKS & LENS AREA [France] Sept 3, 1917
Quiet day, our Artillery active by day, firing mostly on LENS. Enemy's Artillery did not retaliate.
No working parties owing to minor operations (RAID) by Brigade on our right 9TH Cdn. Inf. Brigade), which is due to take place 3/4th September. R.C.R. Operation Order attached (No. 65).
Advanced billeting parties from the Regiment left for rear Orderly Room, which was established for this tour at BULLY GRENAY.
Major E. E. SNIDER ceases to be attached on return to England.
4 other ranks wounded in action.
Evac. C.C.S. 2 other ranks.
2 other ranks joined from C.C.S.