Tag: 8th Bn

25 December 1917

Extract from diary of LCpl Alexander Saunders, 8th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment [In Mesopotamia]

Early carol. Church parade at 1015 (choir) followed by H communion. Carmichael gifts. Beer pudding and tinned fruits. Carol service 330 pm. Rum issue. Sing officers mess. Receive parcel from HF

Extract from the diary of J P Biddle, 1/4th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment [In Palestine]

In billets for a few days now. Nothing to celebrate Christmas other than a bottle of wine.

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

Campo S Marino, Italy

Church Service in ā€œDā€ Coy billet.

Xmas Dinner of turkey and Xmas Pudding together with free issue from canteen of fruit and wine.


15 August 1917

Extract from war diary of LCpl Alexander Saunders, 8th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment [In Mesopotamia]

Stand to 4am. Gunfire 5. Fatigues until 7. 7 to 745 bathing. 8am breakfast. 830 rifle inspection. 5pm fatigues till 6. 6 to 630 bathing 7 to 750 stand to.


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

I went to the Military School of Aeronautics at Abbassia & saw the adjutant & the doctor about Sam Ashton. He had confessed to the doctor how his nerves had broken down, and the doctor is going to report that he is unfit for the RFC & ask for a Board upon him, recommending that he be sent to England. He said he felt fairly sure that he could manage it especially as he can report that I went to see him as senior remaining officer of the Cheshire Yeo: on the subject. I am afraid that Sam might easily commit suicide in his present state, for his mind is a bit shaky. Hugh was not well, & could not face dinner.