Tag: 9th Bn

28 February 1918

Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Senlis, France

Training.  Lt. Col J.A. Southey proceeded to England for a Six month tour of duty.


29 January 1918

Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Front line

The occupants of 1 dug-out R.2.b complained of sickness and eye troubles, and were all despatched to the dressing Station for treatment.  This dug-out, although cleared by fires & fanning the day before had become affected through the gas sinking into it from the top of the COVILLET RIDGE.

The Battn moved up at 6.30 pm into the same subsector of the front line and relieved the 8th Gloucesters (App J 170).  Relief was completed by 9.35 pm (App J 17).  Casualties nil.  Dispositions as stated on AA 23 (app J 170).  Protective patrols were sent out in the morning.  22 O.R. reinforcements arrived.  The tour passed very quickly & without the Battn sustaining any casualties.

27 December 1917

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

Le Wast

Battalion in training.   Inspections:  March discipline:   Fire discipline:   Bayonet fighting:   Battalion drill and ceremonial.

Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

6 OR to hospital sick.  12 OR Rejoined.

There were no parades, the day being spent in resting and cleaning up.  All available men had a bath and clean change.

22 December 1917

Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment


58th Bde. (less 58th MG. Coy) relieved by 57th Bde (less MG Coy), 58th Bde. becoming Bde. in reserve.  The battalion was relieved by the 10th R. Warwicks and was accommodated in the HINDENBURG LINE (K 36 d 7.9.), relieving the 10th Worc. Rgt. there.  Relief was complete by 7 p.m.  The battalion also relieved the four AA Lewis Guns & teams attached to Left Group; relief completed 2 p.m.

While in this area the battalion was in reserve to the 56th Bde.

Patrol of 1 officer & 9 O.R. under Capt. J.R. Griffiths left line at L 27 b 35.90 at 5 p.m. on 21st occupied gun pits at L 27 b 7.6., withdrawing at L27 b. 7.6 6.15 am.