26 March 1917

Extract from the diary of J P Biddle, 1/4th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment [In Egypt?]

Moved off 01-00, crossed Wadi Ghuzze at 06-00. Fog kept us from advancing. Heard rifle fire 08-30. We eventually advanced about noon, I think. I was hit in the left thigh quite early on when we were some 600 yards from enemy positions. I made my way back to the F.A.P. The first lines were carried before dark, but owing to lack of water and supplies we evacuated.

 Extract from the diary of Maj P K Glazebrook, Cheshire Yeomanry, Egypt Expeditionary Force

A route march in the morning along the road leading eastward. We have got rid of our mess tables & most of our chairs, &crowd round old boxes for our medals. The officers have not left much of their rubbish behind yet, but I do not expect we shall be able to take it much further. We had a company bathing parade in the afternoon, marching down to the Suez canal & having a real good swim in it. The small shells are awfully sharp, & I cut one foot a little bit.


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