Taken from Appendix 1 18th DLI Battle of SERRE
0100. B Co. moved up to front line. (D Co. attached to A)
0330. 66 reinforcements reported at HQ & joined their Co’s.
0830. 2 Platoons C Co. in MONK with 4 MG of MG Co. and 2 MG in DUNMOW.
1330. Brigade instructions to occupy front line from K.35 a 3.7 to K.29. c. 80. 95
with 1 Co. 4 L.G. by day, with 2 Co’s 8 L.G. by night, remainder & HQ to hold north & south MONK. This completed by 2.40 pm & Bde informed.
1500 - 1530. Special bombardment by our artillery during which 2 off. 9 OR C Co. were wounded 1 OR C Co. killed.
1830 - 1900. Special bombardment by our artillery.
2020. Bde informed that enemy was at ----- ----- shells ---- in NORTH MONK. 40 wounded chiefly of 16 W YORKS were collected by C Co. in front line.
2300. KINGS OWN on our right, & wiring in front.
2306. Germans reported to be seen carrying up Gas Cylinders to front line.
2330. GOC 93 I.B. instructs 18 Btn to send remainder of D Co. back to BUS.
Late. Bde warn Btn of possible gas attack, front line to hold on. 18 W. YORKS to send 2 Co’s one to NORTH MONK, one to SOUTH MONK and 2 remaining Co’s to move up later. 16 WEST YORKS to remain in DUNMOW, 15 WEST YORKS in MAITLAND. Information also received that 2 Bde’s 48 Div. with 3 Btn’s 29 Div. will attack hostile line from RIVER ANCRE to Pt 29 at 3.30am. Artillery to bombard enemy’s line.