There was considerable enemy shelling and we suffered our first casualty
the same day.
After the first enemy salvoes a surprising new interest was
taken in digging gun pits and slit trenches sank to record depths.
ARIELLI - 17 Jan 44.
On the 17th January we supported the 11 Cdn Infantry Brigade in
first attack, the intention being to secure a bridgehead over
the Arielli River.
The Boche were well prepared for the attack and laid down
a withering Defensive Fire sharp on
The Regiment suffered no enemy counter battery fire since most of the
enemy guns were
employed on DF tasks.