Tag: 10th Bn

4 August 1917

Extract from war diary of 10th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Halfway House

The Battalion (less B Company) were relieved by 2 Companies of the 3rd Bn WORCESTERSHIRE REGT at dawn and proceeded, on relief to HALFWAY HOUSE dugouts.  The dispositions of the Battalion after relief were as follows

Bn HQ.  A Coy  D Coy in HALFWAY HOUSE dugouts.   B Coy – LEINSTER STREET    C Coy – WEST STREET.   The remainder of day was spent in cleaning up HALFWAY HOUSE was subjected to gas shells for a short period during the night but it was only necessary to wear Box Respirators for about 5 minutes.

2 August 1917

Extract from war diary of 10th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Bellewarde Ridge

The Shelling Continued throughout the day – though except at intervals it was not so heavy as the previous 24 hours.   Weather conditions still remained bad and it rained almost the whole day.  Companies were organized as far as possible and collected together in shell holes and dry bits of trench[e]s.   G.C. Companies visited the front line.   All Officers received their meals at Bn HQ and slept in turns on the two bunks Bn HQ dugout.

23 July 1917

Extract from war diary of 10th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Trenches, near Ypres

A considerable number of gas shells were sent over in the early morning first of all mustard oil, then chlorine and phosgene. A number of men suffered from the effects though there were no deaths in the battalion other units had several. Some more heavy delay action shells were fired at dugout but no damage done to it. The Battalion was relieved by the  2nd W YORKSHIRE REGT. by half platoons at ½ hour intervals starting at 9 am it was satisfactorily carried out without loss. A B C Coy and HQ to VANCOUVER CAMP D Coy remained with the transport.

13 July 1917

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

Canal Bank

Increased hostile gas shelling, particularly in Ypres.  Large No. of dumps exploded.   Working parties as previous day.

2nd Lt. J P White left for R.F.C.  17 OR Reinforcements joined.

2 OR wounded.  8 OR sick.   2 OR Rejoined.

 

Extract from war diary of 10th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

TRENCHES – YPRES-ROULERS RAILWAY – BELLEWAARDE BECK

Our artillery was particularly active throughout the day, enemies’ reply was feeble paying most attention to WESTLANE C.T. and communications, MENIN RD. etc. in rear. Aeroplanes were extremely active on both sides during early part of the evening. Work during day on KINGSWAY TR. JUNCTION SUPPORT by B and D Coys also during night by all three Coys in the line. C Coy were used for carrying of materials and rations.