First objective of attack by PPCLI achieved, a second one contemplated.
B’n lose heavily 49 on our left and 25 Bn (2nd Division) on our right in Courcellette. Many wounded. No stretchers nor bearers. Men cannot be spared to look after wounded. Water badly needed Capt Sullivan OC No 2 Coy. Major Martin and Mr Rosamund killed. No 4 Co lose heavily. C.S.M. Jacques & Sergt Clason are killed also Pte Matthews of Vancouver. All PPCLI.
Bn take 62 prisoners.
Busy packing up. Said good bye to Reverend & Mrs. N.J. Thompson also Mr Holte.
4 pm young Frank Neate calls: busy getting ready. Leave at 5 pm for Vancouver, after having supper with Mrs. Graham and Charles
To Vancouver at 6:30 pm to C.P.R
Train leaves at 6:45 pm. I kiss Mrs. Graham good bye & bid good bye to Charles also.
To Post Office & received my transportation papers from Ottawa.
Mrs Graham (Bessie) says “I am absolutely Happy” ?!!x?????
Said good bye to Mr Neats, Maude, Jack Barker, Whipps.
To Vancouver with Mrs. F Graham & Charles. Went to Dominion & Rex Theatre. C.P.R. Station.
To Neate’s and Esdaile’s & I said good-bye also to Councillor Westover & Duncan’s.
Back to Graham’s at 10:30 pm
Sold my 303 & 22 Rifles to Mr Callow for $25.00. Made the transaction on the boat No. 3 Ferry.
To Wagstaffe’s Burnaby & stayed till 6:30 pm. Said goodbye to all. Wish speedy return etc:
Home at 9:30 pm. Had late supper with Mrs & Charles Graham & returned at 11:30 pm.
Turkey is at war with Russia & Great Britain.
Raining heavy all day
Packing up & doing odd jobs
To Vancouver & registered my title deeds & now they are kept in the vault of the Court House Vancouver.
To Quirt’s & said goodbye to the family also to Theobald’s.
Home at 10 pm.
Man named Fritz Johnson shoots himself on Draycott Road at Mr. Edge’s Residence.
Working on addition to house
Letters from Harry, Charles & Martha
I go to Vancouver & put an ad in the Province regarding the sale of my rifles & camera
Charles Theobald’s reply is sent to Ottawa.
I write to Gilbert Hall at Customs House City regarding “Old Soldiers”. Mrs. F Graham & self go to Vancouver to see the “Million Dollar Mystery” at the Rex Theatre.
Home at 11:30 pm
Charles Theobald & self put up framework of kitchen. Charles Graham goes to Vancouver. Mr Froggatt calls & I pay him $2.00 regarding Province Newspaper subscription. Mrs Graham calls at 4:30 pm & leaves message for Charles Germyn. Germans are retreating (30 miles)
Lots of callers during the day. Messrs Neill, Jack Neat, Shiells & Mr. J.W. Thompson of Vancouver, etc.
To Haswell’s for supper at 5 pm with Charles Graham. Stayed till 10:30 pm. Haswell sick.
Mrs Graham goes to meet Mrs & Charles Graham @ Grand Trunk Pacific Wharf 6:30 pm
Mrs F Graham stays in Vancouver at the Hotel Strathcona
British Cruiser “Undaunted” sinks 4 German Destroyers off Dutch Coast.
Left Lynn Valley for Vancouver at 4 pm. After calling for Mrs Graham at Haswell’s Mrs Graham gets a telegram from Charles & Mrs F Graham saying they will arrive on “Prince George” at Vancouver 6:30 pm. Mrs Graham, Charles Theobald & self go to the theatre 5 pm till 6:15 pm. Home at 8:30 pm.
*The Battle of Texel – A British Light Cruiser, the HMS Undaunted and 4 destroyers encountered a flotilla of 4 German Torpedo boats off the Dutch Island of Texel. The German ships were on their way to mine British shipping lanes. The British squadron was able to destroy the entire German Flotilla, and took very little damage in the process.