Tag: Cheshire Regiment

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.

12 August 1917

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

Gaza

All Clear   0300  our Patrol fired from Grenade Rifle official Phamplet [sic] into enemy

trench in rear of BURNT TANK. Much aerial activity by Both sides during day  1530

enemy Aircraft attacked observation aircraft of ours & Drove our Plane away  17.30

Our Artillery demonstrated along front of our wire ceased at 18.30.  Enemy sniping

active during night   enemy Cavalry seen on GAZA SHERIA Rd        

11 August 1917

Extract from war diary of 11th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Westhoek Ridge

On the night 11th/12th., the Battalion again moved up to the WESTHOEK Ridge, relieving the 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regt., who had advanced the line some 500 yards from the position held by the Battalion on the 5th. inst. The enemy shell fire during this tour was again very heavy.