Alfred Millard was an organist and a student at the Royal College of Music when he enlisted.
Wednesday 2nd October 1918
Two platoons of "A" Company attacked BARTLETTE FARM, one from North and one from West. Zero 5.45 a.m. Artillery Barrage assisted by Trench Mortars and Vickers Guns for 40 minutes commencing at Bartlette Farm and sweeping back. Very slight resistance offered by the enemy. Four prisoners captured. On information being sent back "B" Company took up a position on the left of "A" Company and the advance commenced with "A" and "B" Companies in Front and "C" and "D" Companies in Support. Position at 9 p.m. (2.10.18) was H.30.c.5.3. - H.30.a.5.5. - H.23.d.8.9. BHQ (advanced) H.23.a.3.3. — Battalion Headquarters (rear) Ferrits Post.
Front line and Advanced HQ were heavily shelled at dusk, and HQ (adv) moved to I.32.c.8.3.
Thursday 3rd October 1918
Advance continued at 6.30am. "B" and "C" Coys in front, "A" and "D" Coys in support.
1st objective gained at 11.45am, the line running NE along old British line through I.31. and I.26. Advance continued, the positions at 9p.m. being from I.27.c.9.3 to I21 central in front of distillery in I27. c. Battn was relieved by 11th Somerset Light Infantry and withdrew to ROUGE DE BOUT and embussed proceeding to PECQUER. Battalion disposed in billets in area. Cleaning up and resting.