Tag: 2nd Bn

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.

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14 October 1917

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

The Battn left the Summer Line and occupied the old Winter Line which extends from the BUTKOVA LAKE (exclusive) to the line BUTKOVA RIVER point 1545-1901 work 17 Old Winter Line (inclusive) – DEDELI (Exclusive).  The move was carried out in one night – surplus baggage and stores being brought down the two following nights.  Bn Headquarters established at KRANMAH.

22 July 1917

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

Still in line.  BUTKOVA reconnoitred, no sign of enemy. Busy improving existing trenches and making new ones.  Wire defences nearly completed.  Artillery registration also Lewis and Vickers Guns and Rifle Grenades complete.

Every precaution taken to prevent mosquito bite, with good result.  Mosquito Bivouac Sheets issued 1 between 2 men during month.  Face veils and gloves also issued for use of patrols going down towards villages on lower slope of hills.  Very few new cases of Malarial Fever.