Tag: 1st Bn

18 October 1917

Extract from war diary of 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Berthen Area

Training in morning.  Baths during afternoon.

2nd Lieut A.H. LEGH proceeded to 2nd Army Sniping School with a view to his proceeding to AMERICA as Sniping Instructor.

2nd Lieut C.G. EDWARDS proceeded on leave

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9 October 1917

Extract from war diary of 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Lieut-Col H.R. BENTLY proceedinged on leave.

Day of attack.  Our barrage opened at 5-20 am.

Attack successful except that POLDERHOEK CHATEAU remained in the enemy’s hands.  There was much hostile sniping from the CHATEAU.

The Dressing Station and Bn. H.Q “pill-box” received several hits.

Heavy hostile bombardment opened at 3 p.m.

C.S.M. W. GRIFFITHS killed.

Casualties – 1 Other Rank killed, 7 wounded.

27 September 1917

Extract from war diary of 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Serques

Bn paraded at 5-30 pm. for the presentation by Brigadier-General M. TURNER, C.B. of the Flag for the best all round Company during the month.  Letter “C” Company received the Flag.  See copy of TNG 1 attached

Battalion under orders to move to another area at short notice

Extract from the diary of Maj P K Glazebrook, Cheshire Yeomanry, Egypt Expeditionary Force

The Colonel told me about being left behind, of which I was not surprised to know last night. Of course I protested and asked to be allowed to go, & am not quite without hope. For the company, & especially Tom & Noel to go into a hot action while I skulked in rear would be too damnable for anything. The Colonel himself is being left, much to his sorrow. Parades in the morning while Eason went digging. Nothing much to do in afternoon.

19 September 1917

Extract from war diary of 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Liencourt

2nd Lieut J.W. Wynne rejoined the Bn from leave.  2nd Lieut S.G. Molyneux proceeded on leave.  Training as per programme.    Letter “C” Coys team tied with 1st R.W.K. Regt for 4th place in 200 yds open team competition in 95th Infantry Brigade shooting competition.