The area had now become really peaceful once more and parties were sent out to look for the missing, several of which had already turned up after tremendous adventures.
Major M.J. TURNBULL’s and Lieutenant D.M. LESTER’s bodies were found, as was Captain Sir R.G.D. POWELL’s steel helmet, unharmed, by a German R.A.P., so it is impossible not to be optimistic about him.
The Divisional Commander visited the Battalion in the afternoon and expressed himself as delighted with the Battalion’s performance.
He also brought compliments from the Corps Commander and the Army Commander.
Our Gunner O.P. brought a horrible talk back from his Regiment H.Q. that the Division was to advance that night with 1st Battalion WELSH GUARDS leading, but this was quickly squashed by the arrival of Brigadier JOHNSON with the news that the Battalion had a clear 48 hours to get sorted out in.