Lieutenant Colonel Blacker went on leave on 24 September and returned on 7 October. The last week of September was spent out of the line at Red Lodge. Lieutenant Godson and over forty men prepared for a raid scheduled for the beginning of October against the strongly-wired and fortified position at La Petite Douve Farm. The reconnaissance patrol for this raid—conducted by Godson, accompanied by Second Lieutenants Richard Miles and Patrick Kiely, and a Sergeant—was the one referred to by Lieutenant Colonel Blacker on 21 September.
On 29 September the Battalion returned to the line. That evening Stinking Farm was shelled and elsewhere three men suffered bullet wounds.