Tag: casualties

16 February 1918

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

Deesart camp

Battalion supplying working parties as previous day. Remainder in training under Coy commanders.   During the evening from 6-30pm to 11pm. Hostile aeroplanes heavily bombed the vicinity of the camp, killing 9 OR and wounding 4 OR – 2 of whom died of wounds.

4 OR sick.


10 February 1918

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

Trenches, WIELTJE

Battalion in the line.  Considerable artillery activity on both sides both day and night, enemy replying immediately to our barrages.  Very active with trench mortars, rifle grenades and whiz-bangs.  Front line trenches slightly damaged.

2 OR killed.  5 OR to hospital sick.  8 OR hospital wounded.

6 February 1918

Extract from the diary of Lt Eric M Stuart, 12th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment  [In Salonika]

I was on in early hours. Nothing doing. At 12.30 in retaliation for a bombardment of their lives they started to bombard Rockley and during the next 3 hours they put over about 350 shells. We had 2 men killed(Cpl. Kennedy) and 4 wounded(1 seriously). I had two near shaves when going round the trenches. We had the front line blown to blazes but not too much damage otherwise. I was on first whack at night, nothing much doing. Letter from Knobbs.

19 December 1917

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

Another wet night. We had bivy [sic.] sheets over the big hole in the top of our cave, & only had dribbles of water & a wet floor to worry us, but half my company have no shelter at all, and most of the remainder are on guard all night. I went across to headquarters in the morning to get my hands dressed, & met Charles Tomkinson there. Noel is somewhere near & is expected to arrive tonight. Roger Kynaston is reported to be very ill – dangerously so indeed.

[follow-on] From the papers and from rumours brought by Charles, I am very pessimistic about the war. The Roumanians have made an armistice, the Russians are apparently almost out of it, and Italy has had an enormous defeat. Roden says that at Tarants, where he was delayed on the way out, British soldiers are not allowed in the lower town, as they get stoned, for the Italians want peace & say we are keeping on the war. Now that Roumanea [sic.] & Russia are setting free huge German forces our struggle on the western front must get harder, & if the Turks can manage the transport question, they will have enough men to give us hell here. We are said to have had 27000 casualties up to Nov 27­­­th within a month of fighting on this front, including Beersheba! The whole prospect is a peace which will be a compromise after all, which is not far removed from a defeat. Still, all the nations ought to be tired of war for a long time to come. America is the unknown quantity. What will she say if there is a chance of an unsatisfactory peace before she has begun?

15 December 1917

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


0600 All Clear    Situation unchanged    G H Wabout 15.30 FLUNDER’S POST was heavily attacked by the enemy which was repulsed      it was believed that the enemy lost considerably. our Casualties were 1 Off Lt GHW GOUGH & 1OR killed 8 OR wounded Lt PA SWALLOW was in command of the Post     0700 A Coy 1/5 Welsh Regt relieved 2 Platoons of B Coy at FLUNDERS POST    B Coy took over Position of A Coy 1/5 Welsh CAVES HILL J.9.D