3 June 1917

Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

De Zon camp

The battn. paraded for Divine Service in the morning.  50 men were supplied to the Brigade for carrying.  A concentrated bombardment, followed by a practice barrage on the ridge was carried out, and was witnessed by Officers and N.C.O’s from KEMMEL HILL.  A second barrage was carried out in the afternoon.  A third demonstration was made at night.  The Brigade commenced to hold the front line as a series of outposts in NO MANS LAND, in order to keep hostile patrols from using NO MANS LAND.

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