Tag: 2nd Bn

22 April 1918

Extract from war diary of 2nd Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Capt. G. K. E. INMAN, R.A.M.C. awarded the M.C. by the Comdr. in Chief for gallantry and devotion to duty in the field. 15/4/18.

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20 January 1918

Extract from war diary of 2nd Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

KRANMAH

At dawn,  A and D Coys 2Ches Rgt. followed by ½ C Coy as fencers (ROAD & RLY POSTS) raided the enemy outpost line about the village of BUTKOVA DZUMA.  About 40 Bulgars were killed, our casualties were 1 O.R. killed and 1 officer (Capt. R. KINGSMITH) and 3 O.R’s wounded.  The raid was carried out according to plan, a description is given in the attached report.

After the raiding party had returned to BUTKOVA, the Artillery shelled the enemy outpost line until the return from BUTKOVA at dusk.

30 December 1917

Extract from war diary of 2nd Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

KRANMAH

The following wire was rec[eive]d. from 16 Corps. “The Corps Commander has much pleasure in awarding the Military Medal to 9142 Sergt. Thomas Glover and 21152 Corpl Ernest Toyne in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the field.”

The health of the Bn has greatly improved during the month, there being a very large decrease in the number of cases of malaria.

5 November 1917

Extract from war diary of 7th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Jerusalem

WELL was discovered in hills & report to R.E.s who commenced to develop this at once & thus relieved the pressure of water supply rema[i]nder of day Battn rested   15.15 received orders to again take up position formerly held on previous night. Move was completed by 21.00 Casualties wounded 1O.R.

Extract from war diary of 2nd Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

KRANMAH

At 01.30 hrs a fire was observed on the N. edge of BUTKOVA.

At about 09.00 Scouts supported by 1 Platoon left the Defence Line and proceeded to BUTKOVA.  On arrival there notices were found written in English and Bulgarian giving information about recent reverse of the Italian Army.  The fire had apparently been lit to attract attention.  Verey Light trip guns were then placed on the tracks leading to the DZAFERLI and BUTKOVA DZUMA fords.  No enemy were encountered.