|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.
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Extract from war diary of 6th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
Battalion left by ‘Bus for La CLYTTE and during the evening marched to dugout and tent billets at RIDGE WOOD, in Div. reserve.
5 OR to hospital sick. 1 OR Reinforcement joined.
Extract from war diary of 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
Ottowa Camp, Belgium
A Coy relieved pioneer company of 11th S. LANCS for work on railway construction, they worked during the night in I 18. a. and are billeted in bivouac at H. 23. c 2.3.
Extract from war diary of 7th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
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
Extract from war diary of 11th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
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.
Extract from war diary of 10th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
General routine. Parties again visited trenches. A slight shower of rain and heavy fog at night.
Extract from the diary of Pte James Arthur Railton, 8th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment [Pte Railton was from Wallasey and was called up in October 1916 and sent to Mesopotamia]
Arrived Bombay about 8.30. Went straight on board Transport Ellanga and sailed before noon.
Awful accommodation and no hammocks. Rather rough at night and men lying all about like pigs.