During this tour signs of retirement on part of enemy observed and on the 18th the Division on left report the evacuation of enemy posts.
8 of the enemy together with 2 machine guns were captured. Many of the enemy were killed.
1/5th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]
19.8.1918: Quite day. Patrols were in touch with enemy during the day. After dusk we established a post X.8.b.55.85. At 12.10am we successfully projected 300 Gas Drums into LE TOURET. No retaliation was noticed.
20.8.1918: Quite. By 9am posts were established along King Street from Canal at X.8.b.4.5. to X.9.c.5.7.
139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]
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