Tag: 11th Bn

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.

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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.

11 August 1917

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

Westhoek Ridge

On the night 11th/12th., the Battalion again moved up to the WESTHOEK Ridge, relieving the 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regt., who had advanced the line some 500 yards from the position held by the Battalion on the 5th. inst. The enemy shell fire during this tour was again very heavy.

1 August 1917

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

St Julien

Battalion consolidating position gained previous day and making strong points under continuous hostile shell and machine gun fire.  Operations were held up owing to the very inclement weather, everywhere having become a quadmire [sic], and considerable difficulty was experienced in the getting up of rations and supplies.  During the evening the Battalion was relieved and moved back to the trenches in “X” Lines, 3 Officers and 57 Other ranks strong.

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

Westhoek Ridge

On the morning of the 1st about 7 a.m. the Battalion moved up from the position of readiness in RAILWAY WOOD and relieved the 2nd Batt. West Yorkshire Regt., who were holding the line on the WESTHOEK Ridge. During the whole of this tour the weather remained very bad and the trenches, where they existed, were knee deep in water. A large number of casualties were caused by enemy shell fire which was exceptionally heavy throughout the tour.