12 May 1917

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

Arleux

Lt. Col. W.H.G. Baker rejoined Battalion in front line and resumed command.

At 7.30 a.m. heavy barrage opened by our artillery on enemies [sic] positions which was replied to by enemy. [sic]

There was much artillery fire during the day and also aeroplane activity and fighting.

About 10 p.m. enemy opened very heavy barrage fire particularly towards Arleux.

Our artillery replied.  After about ¾ hour situation became quieter.  Our and R.E. parties then resumed work and “C” Coy relieved “A” Coy in the front line.  Warning order on night 13/14th received.

Casualties: – O.R’s 4 Killed 4 wounded.

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