August 9, 1918
Practically nothing doing at the station bar an overflow from the new M.O.S., which is established near Villiers-Bretonneux. The first paper containing any news gave that the first count was 7,000 prisoners, 100 guns and an advance of 7 miles. New troops are going forward and everyone most cheerful. Troops engaged are the 4th Army (Rawlinson) comprising English, Australian and Canadian, and a French Army all under Haig’s direction.
The papers state that the Communique issued on the Western Front will in future comprise all the Allies combined. News also published that we are going to have a Gallipoli medal issued, all those who landed on the Peninsular being eligible. Thus ends a great controversy.