30 August 1918

Extract from war diary of 6th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment


Battalion in the line.   About 4-30pm. information was received that the enemy was withdrawing.   Large fires were seen behind his line, and numerous explosions took place.  About 35 fires were burning at the time.  There was practically no enemy artillery fire; only an occasional shell from a long distance.

Patrols were immediately ordered to push out and get in touch with the enemy.   By midnight th [sic] the whole Battalion had advanced out of our original line and there was practically no opposition from the enemy.  A few machine gun teams were left behind but these all withdrew before our troops came to close quarters.

4 OR wounded.  1 Officer and 4 OR Sick.


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