6 September 1918

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

Richebourg

Relief was completed by 12.30 A.M.  Capt G.C. LOWRY wounded.  2nd Lieut MOLYNEUX and Lieut MILBOURNE reported their arrival.  There was considerable shelling during the night with a few gas shells at 4.30 A.M.  At 4.30 A.M. the enemy put down a barrage on our line which lasted until 5.15 A.M.  At 11 A.M. C and D Coy patrols reached SALLY TRENCH SAPPER TRENCH & SALAD TRENCH, meeting no opposition.  Our line now ran as follows: 2 platoons of C Coy. held line 50 yds W of LA BASSEE Road from SALLY to MITZI Trenches thence along MITZI trench to S.11.c.2.3 (Sheet 36 S.W.) 2 platoons D Coy held from S.11.c.2.3. along MITZI trench to about S.16.b.1.7. where the line was continued south by 8th Bn. N. Stafford Regt.  We pushed forward a post to S.17.a.2.7. thick wire preventing further progress.

Casualties for the day 2 O.Rs. Wdd.  4 O.Rs joined for duty today

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