4 May 1917

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

Swedish drill & bayonet fighting in the morning. Lonsdale had to send in names of officers suitable to command battalions lately, & sent in all the majors. Yesterday an urgent note came in by runner asking for all the particulars of service of Kynaston & myself, so it is possible that we may be taken away, but I hope not. As my company has lost Tom & Sparrow, it would have done before. Only a short parade in the afternoon. Flies are becoming a serious nuisance in camp, & dust has increased enormously. Many men have septic sores.

Extract from war diary of 10th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Battalion moved to WALLON CAPPEL occupying some billets as when in this area last month. The 7th Brigade marched as a brigade. In spite of the exceptionally hot weather only two men who were overcome by the sun fell out. The battalion was enthusaistically [sic] welcomed.


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