Extract from war diary of 6th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
The Battalion undergoing special training in open warfare, etc., on the training area. Artillery formations, extended order drill, musketry, etc. constituting the programme of training carried out.
5 O.R. to Hospital Sick. 1 O.R. to Hospital Wounded.
Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
There was very heavy hostile shelling on the front area, where a new trench system was being formed. Calls for retaliation were constantly coming down from Coys. From 4-30 p.m to 6-30 p.m. a very heavy bombardment was put up on our line. Casualties were slight, only one or two men being wounded. Orders were received to carry out patrols on the front with a view to gaining touch with the enemy. Reports by patrols lead by 2Lts COLVIN and READ are appended. These officers were complimented by the Brigadier on the way in which these patrols were carried out.