The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

MAY 1918

APPENDIX 11 Copy No. 11

The R.C.R. Order No. 1

27-5-1918.

Ref Map:
HAZEBROUCK 5A

INFORMATION.

1.     As given verbally at 10.15 a.m.

INTENTION.

2.     Capture high ground between HILL 140 and the crossed tracks about 1 / 2 miles SW of HILL 140.

DETAIL.

3.         (a)     The Battalion will form for the attack in three lines:-

(b)     Companies in Firing Line will each advance on a frontage of abut 450 yards.

"D" Co. will direct the right on ERNY-ST. JULIEN ROAD.

"B" Co. will follow the firing line about 500 yards distance.

(c)     "A" Co. will follow "B" Co. 900 yards distance.

AID POST.

4.     Location to be notified later.

REPORTS.

5.     To BERQUIGNY WOOD or road at "1" in "160".

(signed)
R.M. Millett
Lieut.
Adjt. The R.C.R.

Issued verbally at 11.25 a.m.

Copy No. 1 - 7th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
No. 2 - A Co.
No. 3 - B Co.
No. 4 - C Co.
No. 5 - D Co.
No. 6 - Signals.
No. 7 - Scouts.
No. 8 - L.T.M. Bty.
No. 9-11 - War Diary.

SECRET

The R.C.R. Order No. 1.

Ref. Map:
THEROUANNE 1/40,000

INFORMATION.

1.     As detailed verbally.

INTENTION.

2.     The RCR will occupy general line:- Q.30.d.50.00. - R.31.a.50.00 - R.26.a.00.00 - R.26.a.90.00 - R.26.b.50.50 - R.21.d.40.00 - thence along contour 130 to R.23.c.00.00 - R.22.central.

DETAIL.

3.     (a)     "A" Co. on right.
"B" Co. centre.
"C" Co. left.
"D" Co. Bde Reserve. In R.19.b.

(b)     A Co. frontage:- Q.30.d.50.00. - R.26.a.00.00 inclusive.
B Co. frontage:- R.26.a.00.00 - R.21.d.40.00 inclusive.
C Co. frontage:- From R.21.d.40.00 (Inclusive) to R.22.central.

R.A.P.

4.     R.21.c.60.60.

REPORTS.

5.     R.20.central

(signed)
R.M. Millett
Lieut.
Adjt. The R.C.R.

Issued verbally at 9.40 a.m.

Copy No. 1 to 7th Cdn. Inf. Bde.
No. 2 to C.L.H.
No. 2 to M.G.C.
No. 4 to A Co.
No. 5 to B Co.
No. 6 to C Co.
No. 7 to D Co.
No. 8-10 to War Diary.

5/583.
24th May 1918.

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