27 April 1917

Extract from war diary of 13th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

St Quentin

Quiet during morning and early afternoon, except for a few Whiz Bangs on front line, 4.2s” on AGNES St and DURHAM Rd.

A strong offensive patrol consisting of 2 officers and 25 O.R left our trenches at about 11.15 pm

The object of the patrol was to prevent the enemy repairing the wire, and his front line trench damaged on 26th and if possible to obtain identification of opposing troops.

The patrol located the enemy working in the gap, but on hearing approach were brought under heavy rifle and M.G. fire.

The S.O.S. Barrage also was put down.

The patrol withdrew, and the enemy trenches subjected to artillery and M.G. fire.  After 1.am the situation quietened.

Casualties 3 wounded

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