For most of the first half of November, the battalion alternated between spells in the trenches in front of Rue du Paradis, and spells on working parties. Sections of men were frequently called on to assist with mining and tunnelling work. Others made winter stables for the horses and improved the standings for the animals. In the second half of the month more time was spent behind the lines doing drainage and road building work. On 10 November the billets at Epinette were hit by German shells, killing three instantly and wounding seven more, two of whom died later.