A skillful German sniper opposite the Battalion’s right caused many casualties during this tour in the front line opposite Dernancourt. He specifically devoted his talent against the 22nd Battalion’s Sergeants, six of whom were made casualty including Sgt Aspinall and Sgt Corry who were killed in action, before he himself was dealt with. While out on patrol Lieut. Armstrong was wounded and 2nd Lieut. Sutherland was wounded a few days later.