War Diary

49th Battalion

Friday, September 27, 1918

Location:
Concentration area east of BULLECOURT
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Reports attached cover period of SEPTEMBER 27 THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 1918.

See report on operations attached (9 pages) and disposition map.

 
 
Page Number:
1
Appendices:
September 1918, p. 18
September 1918, p. 19
September 1918, p. 20
September 1918, p. 21
September 1918, p. 22
September 1918, p. 23
September 1918, p. 24
September 1918, p. 25
September 1918, p. 26
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Officers KILLED in September 1918

September 9, 1018
LIEUT. RUSSELL, DOUGLAS CLARK

September 28, 1918
LIEUT. FLINT, CLARENCE KELLS

September 29, 1918
LIEUT. BAKER, CHARLES TALBOT
LIEUT. COLLINS, JOHN ARNOLD
LIEUT. MCMURDIE, EDWARD ALPHONSUS
CAPT. TOOLE, DAVID FREDERICK JACK
LIEUT. WALTER, ROYLAND ALLIN

Other Ranks KILLED during September 1918

September 5, 1918
5130 PTE. SCHOLLEN, FRANK


September 6, 1918
3205260 PTE. COLE, FRANCIS WILFRED
466633 L.CPL. GUNN, JOHN ALEXANDER

September 7, 1918
2621934 PTE. HAYES, JAMES RICHARD

September 9, 1918
2105991 PTE. LINTON, THOMAS DOUGLAS
2115091 PTE. SHARPE, GEORGE HAROLD

September 10, 1918
3206356 PTE. BRISTOW, EDWARD

September 19, 1918
898297 PTE. DIAMOND, EDMOND

September 25, 1918
809125 PTE. PILDREM, GEORGE

September 27, 1918
252049 PTE. CLAYDEN, ARTHUR GEORGE
101102 L.CPL. MAGILL, HARRY
1O/491 PTE. MATHESON, WILLIAM DOUGLAS

September 28, 1918
1O/646 Corp. APPLETON, WILLIAM
811291 PTE. BLURTON, GEORGE WILLIAM
811475 L.CPL. HISLOP, WILBERFORCE
276081 PTE. MCLEOD, KENNETH
3205556 PTE. NECE, ARTHUR
433007 CPL. RENDALL, DAVID
101665 PTE. ROBERTS, HUGH MALDWYN
100545 PTE. RONNIE, OSCAR JOHN
446021 PTE. SWAN, ROBERT BOYD
446699 PTE. VANSCHEPDAEL, HAROLD
432290 L.SERGT. WILLIAMSON, JOHN
782435 PTE. L.CPL. WILSON, GILBERT HUGH

September 29, 1918
2115748 PTE. ANDERSON, DAVID LAWRENCE
904854 PTE. BAKER, CHARLES NELSON
529316 PTE. BEAGLEY, WILLIAM JOHN
904711 PTE. BRERETON, JOHN
2109863 PTE. BRUCE, GEORGE LYMAN
3205485 PTE. CAMPBELL, CHARLES ALEXANDER
928511 PTE. CARTER, GEORGE CLIFTON
928607 PTE. CATTANACH, JOHN ROY
432305 L.SERGT. COLBURN, JOHN
435540 PTE. COOL, WILLIAM GEORGE
320661 PTE. CROWE, ROBERT ALLEN
811082 PTE. DAMMARELL, LESLIE
1078685 PTE. DEXTER, JAMES
231746 PTE. DUNN, HAROLD FRANCIS
895336 PTE. EDGAR, THOMAS
1O/626 PTE. FLEMING, JAMES
436439 PTE. FORD, HERBERT
904616 PTE. GERRARD, WILLIAM HERBERT
436436 PTE. GOLICS, ANTHONY CHARLES
3206134 PTE. HANSEN, CHRISTINO WILHELM
436912 PTE. HUXLEY, JAMES ALEXANDER
808600 PTE. JENSEN, HENRY GEORGE
3205063 PTE. MAIN, HARRY E.
706959 PTE. MCGUCKIN, JOSEPH
904167 PTE. MCLEAN, HUGH
100254 PTE. MEAGER, PHILIP LESLIE
437461 C.S.M. MESSUM, SIDNEY ARTHUR
832063 SERGT. NODDIN, WILLIAM ALLAN
905085 PTE. O’BRIEN, HAROLD WELDON
402386 PTE. PAGE, ARTHUR
811446 PTE. PERKINS, WILLIAM
279196 PTE. PHELAN, LORIMER READE
782221 PTE. SIMPSON, THOMAS ALFRED
100437 PTE. TAYLOR, WILLIAM HENRY
447165 PTE. THOMAS, GWILYM PERCIVAL
2109854 PTE. TOYR, HAROLD GROVE
2115443 PTE. WAGNER, EDWARD
437632 PTE. WATSON, ALEXANDER
432798 PTE. WATSON, WILLIAM HENRY
845571 PTE. WRIGHT, WILLIAM EDWARD

September 30, 1918
207503 PTE. BLACK, ROBERT C.
811150 SERGT. CARVER, DUNCAN
231529 PTE. DAY, LEWIS AQUILA
434846 PTE. EMERSON, ALFRED WILLIAM
432324 SERGT. GALLANT, AUGUSTINE
811917 PTE. HAYTHORNTHWAITE, THOMAS EDWARD
905008 CORP. MACLEOD, ROY MUNRO
432147 PTE. MAWER, WILLIAM
898261 SERGT. MCGREGOR, WILFRED LEO
101722 L.CPL. MCMANUS, JOSEPH
911516 PTE. MILLS, ORLA ADOLPHUS
320597 PTE. MITTS, JAMES EDWARD
83219 PTE. SCOTT, FREDERICK STANLEY

September 28, 1918
"Wet  cold morning. Cross a canal, the Scheldt Canal I believe, which has been drained of water. It is evident that heavy fighting took place at this canal for the dead around here are numerous. Most of them are German. Dead horses are also to be seen everywhere. A steel bridge over the canal has been wrecked--either blown up by the Germans or blasted by our artillery fire. Enemy apparently went to a great deal of trouble preparing his defence lines, and he used barbed wire in a most thorough and prodigal manner. Great masses of it are to be seen--far more that we ever had in front of our trenches."
September 29, 1918
"Bad and unexpected news came down from the line. Battalion ran into heavy machine-gun fire when they attacked and casualties are stated to number over three hundred."
September 30, 1918
" News from the line still somewhat confused but it seems that the battalion made an advance of two kilometres in spite of heavy machine-gun fire. Five of our officers killed.
Burial parties have been busy and crosses are to be seen everywhere, the dead having been buried where they fell. Graves of German dead are marked with the same crosses as our own. The cross on one German grave has been smashed by shell fire but someone has carefully mended it with wire. Whoever did that little act can surely be regarded as a Christian in the fullest sense of the word. Germans treat our dead with the same respect. When the ground has changed hands more than once one often sees little mounds on which are neat crosses with the two words, "Ein Englander". Every  soldier in khaki is apparently an Englishman to the German mind." From "A Touched-up Diary" by F.R. Hasse, a Signaller with the 49th. Published by The Forty-Niner magazine in July 1942.

Transcribed by:
Hazel M Brook
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