15 April 1917

Extract from war diary of 1stv Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Trenches at Givenchy

Patrol fired on.  ENEMY artillery fired on EASTERN end of BOIS de HIRONDELLE.  When darkness falls COYS will withdraw entirely from present line to new position.  Sniping BOSCH located at FACTORY N.W. extremity of Village and TRENCH system SOUTH of it.  M.36.b.  Line of L.G. outposts on present position, remainder dig in line running from CLUCAS (S.6.b.4/10) to S.6.b.9/10, ‘D’ COY dig in on line S.6.CENTRAL to S.6.d.5/3.

C.S.M. GRIFFITHS takes over duties as R.S.M. SGT. MOORES to be C.S.M. of letter ‘A’ COY.  Weather bad.  Wrote Brigade if water not received BATTN, must be relieved.


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