Tag: 11th Bn

4 December 1917

Extract from the diary of Capt Ferguson, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

We are held up from starting, owing to the situation at CAMBRAl; but as part of 15 Bde have gone, we shall only be used if the situation is urgent. In the meantime, we stop on here doing no training and lots of games. ANVIN station is a busy spot as nearly all new troops pass this way, The 11 Cheshires passed and entrained last evening. Each day we take a trip to ST POL or HESDIN, to buy stocks for the messes and canteen for the journey, and also for after our arrival; for we hardly expect to find the Army Canteen has opened when we arrive. We have got over 20/12s cases of whisky at present in the company mess, stores for the PRI. Scotch whisky is getting a bit scarce, and the canteens refuse to give more than 3 cases to any one bn at a time; but it can be worked, as we have discovered

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6 October 1917

Extract from war diary of 11th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

On the 6th the Battalion relieved the 2nd OXFORD & BUCKS. L.I. (2nd Division) in the CANAL Sector from A.22.a.1.9. on the North to A.27.b.5.4. on the South. Dispositions being – 3 Companies in the front line, 1 Company in Support and Batt. H.Q. at BRADDELL POINT, A.21.c.1.7. Transport Lines at LE QUESNOY. The trenches taken over were in good condition but a large amount of work had to be done to prevent them becoming very bad in wet weather.

26 September 1917

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

Burbure

Battalion Ceremonial parade in the morning. At 11 AM the Battalion proceeded to the Divisional Fete and horse show (programme attached). Although the Battalion only succeeded in winning one prize (Bomb throwing) everybody spent a very enjoyable day as the Fete was marvellously organized and everything went off without a hitch.

Extract from war diary of 11th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

The Divisional Horse Show and Fete was held at Brigade Headquarters at ALLOUAGNE.