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Wednesday, 9th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 63

Library and Archives Canada
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Lt Col Coulson Norman Mitchell

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Tuesday, 8th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 62

Library and Archives Canada
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 12121)
Sopwith Camel biplane of No. 203 Squadron after a forced landing at Noyelles-sur-Escaut, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 72920)
Lieutenant Colonel B. C. Goss of the American Chemical War Service starting a smoke screen near Beaucamp, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7083)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Troops of the American 30th Infantry Division awaiting orders in a sunken road at Premont following their capture of the village on the afternoon of 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7084)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Troops of the American 30th Infantry Division moving forward during their advance on the village of Premont, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7085)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Cavalry signallers (possibly Royal Scots Greys) ducking to avoid splinters from a shell bursting on Premont, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7086)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Premont immediately after its capture by the 30th American Division, 8 October 1918.

  © IWM (Q 7087)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Premont being shelled just after its capture, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7088)
Battle of Cambrai. 
A British soldier covering a captured German 10.5 cm (105 mm) FH 98/09 howitzer with a French flag. Premont, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7111)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Men of the 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (25th Division) resting by a tank (serial number 9891), disabled by side-slipping down a railway embankment. 
Near Premont, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7113)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Men of the 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (25th Division) resting by a tank (serial number 9891), disabled by side-slipping down a railway embankment. 
Near Premont, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 7157)
Men and transport of the 1st Cavalry Division waiting in readiness near Premont, 8 October 1918. 
Note the Cavalry field ambulance.
  © IWM (Q 7158)
Men of the Royal Horse Artillery attached to the 1st Cavalry Division firing at a German plane with a Hotchkiss M1909 machine gun fixed to a limber. 
Convoys were favourite targets with the enemy airmen and were provided with anti-aircraft defence of this kind. 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9383)
A British Officer in front of the ruins of Albert Church, 8th October 1918. 
The Church and Tower were destroyed in March.
  © IWM (Q 9631)
Battle of Cambrai. 
A British dressing station in a French Chateau near Noyelles-sur-l'Escaut, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9632)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Prisoners carrying wounded crossing the Scheldt by pontoon bridge. Near Noyelles, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9513)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Prisoners taken by 63rd (Royal Naval) Division being marched in near Noyelles, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9514)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Prisoners taken by 63rd (Royal Naval) Division being marched in near Noyelles, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9515)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Gunners resting beside their gun-team whilst awaiting orders during the move forward. Near Noyelles, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9516)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Artillery moving forward along the bank of the Escaut near Noyelles, 8 October 1918. (See also Q 9633)
  © IWM (Q 9517)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Artillery moving forward along the bank of the Escaut near Noyelles, 8 October 1918. (See also Q 9633)
  © IWM (Q 9518)
Chaplain writing letters for wounded at a dressing station near Noyelles, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9519)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Prisoners carrying wounded across the Escaut near Noyelles by a pontoon bridge, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9631)
Battle of Cambrai. 
A British dressing station in a French Chateau near Noyelles-sur-l'Escaut, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9632)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Prisoners carrying wounded crossing the Scheldt by pontoon bridge. Near Noyelles, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9633)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Prisoners carrying wounded crossing the Scheldt by pontoon bridge. Near Noyelles, 8 October 1918. (See also Q 9515)
  © IWM (Q 11371)
Battle of Cambrai. 
German prisoners working as stretcher bearers in the grounds of a chateau (just outside Cambrai) used as a British 57th Division's advanced dressing station, 8 October
1918.
  © IWM (Q 11372)
Battle of Cambrai. German prisoners bringing in British wounded to the 57th Division's advanced dressing station (in the grounds of a chateau, just outside Cambrai), 8
October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11373)
Battle of Cambrai. 
British soldier carrying in a wounded friend on his shoulders. Near Cambrai, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11374)
Battle of Cambrai. 
The canalised Scheldt river near Cambrai showing a footbridge which was built and destroyed by the Germans, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11375)
Battle of Cambrai. 
A wounded German prisoner in the grounds of a chateau (just outside Cambrai) used as a British 57th Division's advanced dressing station, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11376)
Battle of Cambrai. 
German prisoners bringing in British wounded to the 57th Division's advanced dressing station (in the grounds of a chateau, just outside Cambrai), 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11377)
Battle of Cambrai. A German shell-burst in a field near Cambrai. 
Soldiers of the Machine Gun Corps hurrying to get into the cover of their post, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11378)
Battle of Cambrai. Soldiers of the Machine Gun Corps crossing a field under shellfire, hurrying to the cover of their post. 
Note a body of a dead British soldier in field, 8 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11435)
Battle of Cambrai. Troops of the 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, the Pioneers of the British 2nd Division, building a pontoon across the canalised
Scheldt river, 8 October 1918. 
There are German prisoners with them.
  © IWM (Q 11436)
Battle of Cambrai. 
Troops of the 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, the Pioneers of the British 2nd Division, repairing the pontoon bridge across the canalised Scheldt
river (seen in Q 11435) which has received a direct hit. 8 October 1918. 
There are German prisoners with them.
  © IWM (Q 11437)
Battle of Cambrai. Royal Engineers of the 24th Division constructing a pontoon bridge over the canalised Scheldt river, outside Cambrai. 8th October 1918.
 
 

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Monday, 7th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 61

Library and Archives Canada
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  John Stanislaus McTague - 55th Fld Bty
  © IWM (BOX 192-776-53B-28Q-1918) 28 Q 28 Wervick

  © IWM (Q 78777)
A British soldier bricklaying a hole in the road at the entrance to ruined Merville, 7 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78779)
The canal in ruined Merville, 7 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78780)
Church square in ruined Merville, 7 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78781)
Church square in ruined Merville, 7 October 1918.

  © IWM (Q 78782)
Ruins of the church at Merville, 7 October 1918.

  © IWM (Q 78783)
Ruins of the church at Merville, 7 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78784)
Interior of the ruined church at Merville, 7 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78778)
The canal in ruined Merville, 7 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 101504)
6 inch guns of the E Battery, 56th Artillery Regiment, 1st American Division firing at Beulney, 7 October 1918.
  Acting Bombardier Maurice Louis Anselme McGreer
SON OF MR. F. E. AND MRS. V. DE M. MCGREER, OF 831, LORNE CRESCENT, MONTREAL.
BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY date_of_death 07/10/1918
  Bombardier John Drysdale
SON OF WILLIAM C. AND FLORA DRYSDALE, OF 26, DUNDRENNAN RD., LANGSIDE, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY date_of_death 07/10/1918
  Driver F.J. Ellis
BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY date_of_death 07/10/1918
  Driver James Hill
SON OF CHARLES AND ELIZABETH HILL, OF CANADA; HUSBAND OF ANNIE E. HILL, OF "BROCKHURST," KING ST., WELLINGTON, SALOP, ENGLAND.
BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY date_of_death 07/10/1918
  Gunner J. Joncas
SON OF ANDRE JONCAS AND ANNIE GIASSON (HIS WIFE), OF COLOMB, GASPE CO., P.Q., CANADA.
BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY date_of_death 07/10/1918
  Gunner Thomas Jarvis Horne
SON OF HENRY RICHARD AND ELIZA HORNE OF PERSHORE, WORCS., ENGLAND; HUSBAND OF EDITH ANNIE HORNE, OF 156, BELGRAVE RD., LEICESTER, ENGLAND.
BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY date_of_death 07/10/1918
  Sergeant E.J.A. Mars
SON OF MRS. ELLEN DOWN, OF 14, CARLTON TERRACE, ELDAD HILL, PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND.
BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY date_of_death 07/10/1918
  Lieutenant Charles Dayrell Shreve MC
SON OF THOMAS C. AND MARY A. SHREVE, OF DIGBY, NOVA SCOTIA.
BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY date_of_death 07/10/1918
  Bourlon Wood Cemetery
 

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Saturday, 5th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 59

Library and Archives Canada
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Gunner Bertram Cox
  E3764
A curious ruin in Le Catelet
Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office: W.L. Crowther Library
Born in Hobart in 1887 William Edward Lodewyck Hamilton Crowther was a proud fourth-generation Tasmanian. Like his great grandfather,
grandfather and father he was a medical practitioner. During World War 1, he served with distinction at Gallipoli and on the Western
Front. 
His personal papers, donated to the State Library of Tasmania in 1964, include extensive material relating to his war service
including diaries, photographs, maps, orders, and despatches.
  © IWM (E(AUS) 3915)
An Australian official photographer, believed to be Capt G H Wilkins (later Sir Hubert Wilkins, the polar explorer) and his assistant
sets up his camera and tripod on a tank near Ronssoy on the Western Front.
  © IWM (Q 9568)
A wrecked cemetery near Gavrelle, 5 October 1918. The town, evacuated by the Germans and occupied by the 51st Division on 27 August,
was taken over by 8th Division immediately afterwards.
  © IWM (Q 9569)
A wrecked cemetery near Gavrelle, 5 October 1918. The town, evacuated by the Germans and occupied by the 51st Division on 27 August,
was taken over by 8th Division immediately afterwards.
  © IWM (Q 58357)
A captured German pillbox near Lens, 5 October 1918.
 
© IWM (Q 58387)
Ruins of La Rue Carnot in Armentieres, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 58388)
The ruined cathedral at Armentieres, mined by the retreating Germans, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 60810)
Ruins of the Mayor's house at Armentieres which was mined by the retreating Germans, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 65990)
American officers checking a M1917 Browning machine gun at the 304th Mobile Ordnance Repair Shop at Thillombois, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70559)
Second Lieutenant Val Browning firing a 1917 Browning machine gun invented by his father, John Browning, at Thillombois, 5 October
1918.
  © IWM (Q 70709)
Motor convoy of American, British and Australian trucks (Leyland) bringing ammunition up to the front at Bellicourt, crossing the
Hindenburg Line, which was broken by American and Australian troops on 29 September 1918. The photograph shows congestion on the road
between Hargicourt, Aisne and Bellicourt, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78762)
Damaged houses in the Rue Denis Papin in Armentieres, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78764)
Damaged houses in the Rue Nationale in Armentieres, 5 October 1918.
 
© IWM (Q 78765)
Ruins of the church in Armentieres which was mined by the retreating Germans, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78766)
The waters of the River Lys invading Armentieres after the flood brought about by the retreating Germans, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78767)
Destroyed bridge over the River Lys in Armentieres, 5 October 1918.
 
© IWM (Q 78768)
The waters of the River Lys invading Armentieres after the flood brought about by the retreating Germans, 5 October 1918.
 
© IWM (Q 78769)
Mine craters at the entrance to Lens, approaching from Lievin, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78771)
Ruins of the Town Square in Lens, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78772)
German trenches in the ruins of the Town Square (or Place Verte) in Lens, 5 October 1918. View taken in the direction of the centre of
the town.
  © IWM (Q 78773)
General view of ruined Lens taken from the church, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78774)
Ruins of the church at Lens, 5 October 1918.
 
© IWM (Q 78775)
A 150 mm artillery shell bursting in the air near Lens, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78776)
A 150 mm artillery shell bursting amongst the ruins of Lens, 5 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78996)
The ruins of the town of Lens, 5 October 1918.
  MIKAN 161007
Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force [graphic material].
Photograph donated by Harvey J.M. Champagne, son-in-law of Joseph Thomas Adolphe Arsenault who was one of the soldiers in the
photograph.
Item is a photograph of "A" Company, 260th Battalion, Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force, Major D.S. Bauld, Commanding Officer.
Saint John, N.B. Photo by the Reid Studio.
Born in St-Alexis, Bonaventure County, Quebec on 20 October 1895, Joseph Thomas Adolph Arsenault enlisted in the 1st Depot Battalion,
New Brunswick Regiment on 10 January 1918, at the age of 22. He served as a lance-corporal in the I.D.B.N.B.R from January to
September 1918 and in the 260th Canadian Infantry Battalion from September 1918 to May 1919, with service in Siberia. He was
discharged in St. John, New Brunswick on 30 May 1919.
 

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Friday, 4th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 58

Library and Archives Canada
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  The text of the German peace note to Wilson
Official war despatches according to reports of the Wolff Telegr. Bureau   
Volume 8 
National Publishing House, Berlin (1918)
  E3832
Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Commons
  Eine amerikanische MG-Stellung nahe Exermont
Aufnahme vom 4. Oktober 1918
  © IWM (Q 9381)
Battle of the St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). British and Australian gunners watering their horses and and German dead being
collected near Bellicourt, 4th October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9382)
Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Wire in front of the Hindenburg Line, near Bellicourt, 4th October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9384)
Battle of the St Quentin Canal (Saint Quentin). A chamber in the tunnel of the St Quentin Canal, used as a cook-house, penetrated by
an Allied shell killing a number of men, near Bellicourt, 4th October 1918. This corpse factory had been installed in the tunnel. See
"Diary of King's Visit" under date 2.12.18.
  © IWM (Q 9520)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. The ruins of Bellicourt village captured by the 30th American Infantry Division on 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9521)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Ruins of Bellenlisse captured by the 1/6 Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 46th Division on 29
September 1918. The village formed part of the Hindenburg Line. 4 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9523)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Ruins of Bellicourt, captured by the 30th American Division on 29 September 1918. 4 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9524)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Soldiers of the 30th American Infantry Division and 15th Australian Brigade (5th Australian Division) at
the southern entrance of the St. Quentin Canal Tunnel at Riqueval near Bellicourt, captured by 30th American Division on 29th
September 1918. 4 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9525)
Battle of the St Quentin Canal. Shelters on the banks of the canal where is was crossed by the 137th Brigade, 46th Division on 29th
September 1918. 4 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9526)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Horses going to be watered. This ground was covered by the 30th American and 5th Australian Divisions
during the battle at 29 September 1918. Near Bellicourt, 4 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9610)
Mules tethered in the abandoned trenches of the Hindenburg Line near Bellenglise, 4 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9815)
A former German brick and concrete pillbox in the Hindenburg Line in use as an Royal Engineers signal office. Amongst the material
outside the entrance is a wicker-basket used for carrying homing-pigeons. Photograph taken near Bellenglise, 4 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11782)
Unidentified British official cameraman in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. Note a shell burst in distance.
Possibly McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)
  © IWM (Q 11783)
Unidentified British official cameraman in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918.
Possibly McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)
  © IWM (Q 11784)
General view in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2 October 1918 and taken over by the British
58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11785)
General view in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2 October 1918 and taken over by the British
58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11786)
General view in the ruins of the Grande Place of Lens, showing the heap made by the remains of the Church of St. Leger, 4 October
1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2 October 1918 and taken over by the British 58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11787)
A shell bursting in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2 October 1918 and taken over by the
British 58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11788)
General view in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2 October 1918 and taken over by the British
58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11789)
A pre-war notice bearing the name of the town in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2 October
1918 and taken over by the British 58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11790)
General view in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2 October 1918 and taken over by the British
58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11791)
General view in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2 October 1918 and taken over by the British
58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11792)
View of the ruins of La Bassee from a German observation post, 4 October 1918. The town was taken over by the 2/5th Battalion,
Lancashire Fusiliers (55th Division) previous afternoon.
  © IWM (Q 11793)
Bridge across the Canal at La Bassee, blown up before German retirement, 4 October 1918. The town was taken over by the 2/5th
Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (55th Division) previous afternoon.
  © IWM (Q 11794)
Royal Engineers of the 58th Division clearing a road in the ruins of Lens, 4 October 1918. The town was abandoned by Germans on 2
October 1918 and taken over by the British 58th Division.
  © IWM (Q 11795)
A mine crater in a street in La Bassee, camouflaged by brushwood, as found on 3 October 1918, when the 2/5the Battalion, Lancashire
Fusiliers (55th Division) entered the ruins.
 

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Thursday, 3rd October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 57

Library and Archives Canada
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Gunner Jack Stanislaus McTague
  Gunner Bertram Cox

  © IWM (E(AUS) 4945)
Killed during the final battles on the Western Front, the bodies of Australian troops, each with its simple wooden cross, are gathered for burial at a cemetery being constructed at Guillemont Farm, 3 October 1918
  © IWM (BOX 192-718-53B-28Q-1918) Wervicq-Sud Hospital, 3 October 1918

  © IWM (Q 11768)
General view of the ruins of La Bassee, 3 October 1918. Entered by 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (55th Division) previous afternoon.
  © IWM (Q 11769)
A mine crater in a street in ruined La Bassee, 3 October 1918. Entered by 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (55th Division) the previous afternoon.
  © IWM (Q 11770)
A destroyed bridge over the canal at La Bassee, 3 October 1918. Entered by 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (55th Division) the previous afternoon.
  © IWM (Q 11771)
A destroyed bridge over the canal at La Bassee, 3 October 1918. Entered by 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (55th Division) the previous afternoon.
  © IWM (Q 11772)
German observation post in La Bassee which had been entered by the 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (55th Division) the previous afternoon.
  © IWM (Q 58389)
Ruins of the church at Villers-Bretonneux, 3 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 70711)
American gunners of the "A" Battery, 108th Field Artillery Regiment (formerly 2nd Regiment, Field Artillery and detachment of the 1st Cavalry, Pennsylvania National
Guard) firing 75 mm guns near Varennes-en-Argonne, 3 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78181)
South front of the ruined church at Baslieux-sous-Chatillon, 3 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 103006)
An American tank arriving at Bellicourt, 3 October 1918.
  Private William Charles Hiron 3352022 Died 3 October 1918
  Private Peter Penfold 524358 Canadian Army Medical Corps Died 3 October 1918
 

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Wednesday, 2nd October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 56

Library and Archives Canada
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  © IWM (Q 9353)
Battle of the St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Prisoners in a Clearing Depot, Abbeville, 2nd October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9354)
A prisoner taken in the Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin) at a Clearing Depot, Abbeville, 2nd October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9355)
A prisoner taken in the Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin) at a Clearing Depot, Abbeville, 2nd October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9356)
A prisoner taken in the Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin) at a Clearing Depot, Abbeville, 2nd October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9357)
A prisoner taken in the Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin) at a Clearing Depot, Abbeville, 2nd October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9359)
A prisoner taken in the Battle of St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin) at a Clearing Depot, Abbeville, 2nd October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9509)
Battle of the St. Quentin Canal. Men of the 137th Brigade (46th Division) on a bank of the St Quentin Canal, which the brigade crossed on 29 September 1918. Near
Bellenglise, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9510)
Battle of the St. Quentin Canal. Part of the Canal where a crossing was affected by the 137 Infantry Brigade (46th Division) on 29th September. Near Bellenglise, 2
October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9511)
Battle of the St Quentin Canal. Infantry passing over Riqueval Bridge on 2 October 1918. The bridge was saved from demolition by the 1/6th Battalion, North
Staffordshire Regiment, 46th Division, and repaired by the 466th Field Company, Royal Engineers on 29th September.
  © IWM (Q 9512)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Brigadier General John Vaughan Campbell and staff in the Hindenburg Line at Bellenglise. General's 137th Brigade lead the 46th Division in
the assault on the Canal. 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9522)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Band of the 127th Brigade playing in the ruins of Bellenglise. 127th Brigade led the assault of the 46th Division on the Canal. 2 October
1918.
  © IWM (Q 9534)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Brigadier-General John Vaughan Campbell VC addressing men of the 137th Brigade (46th Division) on the Riqueval Bridge over the St. Quentin
Canal (part of the German's Hindenburg Line) which they crossed on 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9535)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Brigadier-General John Vaughan Campbell VC addressing men of the 137th Brigade (46th Division) on the Riqueval Bridge over the St. Quentin
Canal (part of the German's Hindenburg Line) which they crossed on 29 September 1918.
  © IWM (Q 9537)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Brigadier-General John Vaughan Campbell VC, the Commander of the 137th Brigade (46th Division), with his horse in the ruins of
Bellenglise, 2 October 1918. He lead the 46th Division's assault on the St. Quentin Canal on 29 September.
  © IWM (Q 9538)
Battle of St. Quentin Canal. Men of the 137th Brigade (46th Division) on the slope of the St. Quentin Canal, near Bellenglise, which they crossed on 29 September.
Photograph taken on 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 37347)
Damaged buildings in the town square of Douai, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 49087)
A French Renault FT-17 tank, serial number 3151, on the road near St. Julien, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 49089)
A British Mark IV female tank, captured and used by the Germans, blown up by a mine and destroyed by French artillery. North of Perthes, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 49849)
American troops passing by the house used by the German Crown Prince Wilhelm as an observatory where he watched the Battle of Verdun. Montfaucon, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 58196)
Wave of French assaulting infantry crossing a German artillery barrage near Sommepy, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78088)
A British Mark IV female tank, captured and used by the Germans, blown up by a mine and destroyed by French artillery. North of Perthes, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 87639)
Railway station in Douai damaged by the British artillery fire, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 87687)
Private houses destroyed by the British artillery fire in Douai, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 87688)
German troops in the street of Douai, destroyed by the British artillery fire, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 88034)
Destroyed buildings in Douai after the Allied bombardment, 2 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 88035)
Destroyed buildings in Douai after the Allied bombardment, 2 October 1918.

 

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Tuesday, 1st October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 55

Library and Archives Canada
  61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery
  Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty
  Sgt. W. Merrifield



By Rkonigs - I took this picture. 
Previously published: Facebook, CC BY-SA 3.0
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45056003   © IWM (BOX 294-259-42HAB-36N-1918) 36N 10ab 15c 16a Rue de la Cardonniere Fromelles

  © IWM (BOX 294-260-42HAB-36N-1918) 6N 2bd 3 Petillion

  © IWM (BOX 227-7754-25I-29M-1918) Kortrijk Railyard

  © IWM (Art.IWM ART 2473)
James McBey Damascus October 1918.
extended title: He organised the forces of the King of the Hedjaz against the Turks, 1917
One can perhaps attribute McBey's position as a successful and respectable outsider in the art world to his being self- taught, a characteristic that has sometimes
irritated the establishment. It seems entirely in keeping with this impression we have of the artist that, while recording everything he saw as he went through
Palestine and Syria with the British Expeditionary Force between 1917 and 1918, he also chose to paint the portrait of another outsider, Lawrence of Arabia, albeit one
who was rapidly becoming a celebrity.
Note: This artwork was relocated in August 1939 to a less vulnerable site outside London when the museum activated its evacuation plan.
Wellington House commission, transferred to Dept and Ministry of Information and then to the Imperial War Museum
  Private Henry Pratt 475183 Canadian Machine Gun Corps Died 1 October 1918
  © IWM (Q 11764)
5th Battle of Ypres. A prisoner with a man of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, 29th Division by the side of the Menin Road at Gheluvelt, 1 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11765)
5th Battle of Ypres. A pill box and 5.9 inch howitzer captured by 29th Division at Clapham Junction, 1 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11766)
5th Battle of Ypres. The Menin Road passing the site of Gheluvelt as it appeared three days after its capture by the 29th Division, 1 October 1918. Note pill boxes and
Royal engineers telephone on the left.
  © IWM (Q 11767)
5th Battle of Ypres. 29th Division dressing station in a pill box at Gheluvelt, 1 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11773)
5th Battle of Ypres. Captured machine guns, trench mortar, rifles and other booty outside a pill box at Gheluvelt. Captured by the 29th Division, 1 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11774)
5th Battle of Ypres. Engineers of 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment, Pioneers of the 29th Division, and trench mortar battery personnel of the 29th Division
repairing a plank road to the left of Hooge, building inside of mine crater to make wheeled traffic possible, 1 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11781)
5th Battle of Ypres. Engineers of the 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Pioneers of the 29th Division) and trench mortar battery personnel of the 29th Division
repairing plank road to left of Hooge, building inside of mine crater to make wheeled traffic possible, 1 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 11796)
Fifth Battle of Ypres. Royal Artillery limbers and pack mules of the 29th Division on the Menin Road at Hooge, 1 October 1918. Note a crater in the foreground.
  © IWM (Q 61244)
South-west side of the ruined church at Chaumuzy, 1 October 1918.

  © IWM (Q 70182)
43rd American Balloon Company moving to a forward area by means of both motor and horse transport. Bertran Farm, 1 October 1918.
  © IWM (Q 78180)
Interior of the ruined church at Ville-en-Tardenois, 1 October 1918.
 
 

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