|The 4th R Fusiliers held the western part of the Canal Salient and the 4th Middlesex the eastern part. Lt Col McMahon positioned his companies, Y (or C) Company commanded by Captain Ashburner was deployed to the north of Nimy on the right of the Battalion's AOR. Their right tied in with the 4th Middlesex and their left was just to the north of Lock No 6. Company HQ and two platoons were entrenched at the Railway Bridge and Captain Fred Forster with two platoons held Nimy Bridge.
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