Extract from war diary of 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
Front line trenches
At 1-30am. enemy put down a very heavy barrage on front and support lines with trench mortars and shells – including gas shells. He is also believed to have released cloud gas apposite our left Company. S.O.S. and gas alarms given. Our barrage was quickly put down. “Strafe” lasted about 1 hour.
Two wounded – including 2/Lieut C.G. EDWARDS (at duty) Eleven suffering from gas.
Work – as before.