Tag: bathing

18 January 1918

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

The two companies from HAWES CAMP rejoined the Battalion at VALLULART CAMP.  The day was spent in cleaning clothes & bathing.


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.

1 November 1917

Extract from war diary of 13th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment


Battalion less No 3 Coy at ANNEQUIN, No 2 Coy at FACTORY DUGOUTS. All Coys kept busy cleaning equipment, arms etc. Baths provided for Bn less No 3 Coy.  254 O. Ranks employed on working parties. Weather damp & cold.

2.30pm Conference of Coy Commanders held by C.O. to explain & discuss Defence Scheme, Organisations etc.

20 July 1917

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

Examinations were on, so Goldsmith & I had nothing to do. I had a bathe in the morning. My only objection to the bathing is the chance of swimming into some ghastly relic of a torpedoed ship. I hear one fellow found a human scalp at our bathing-place yesterday! There was a final orgy in the evening when we asked the officers of the school staff to dine, & got in a small quantity of “fizz”. Christie dined with me. Several of us had to make speeches, & many were rather light.