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18 September 1918

Extract from war diary of 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Haplincourt

Bn inspected by C.O. at 9 a.m. in Fighting Order.

Bn attack practice carried out after inspection.

The following awards were notified:-

Lieut (A/Capt) W.R. EASTERBROOK the Military Cross.

No. 49374. Sgt J. Harrison the D.C.M.

No. 7758. C.S.M. P.A. Wager the Italian Bronze Medal for Military Valour.

No. 9549. Pte A. Bennett Bar to the M.M.

Bn bathing during afternoon.

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30 December 1917

Extract from war diary of 2nd Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

KRANMAH

The following wire was rec[eive]d. from 16 Corps. “The Corps Commander has much pleasure in awarding the Military Medal to 9142 Sergt. Thomas Glover and 21152 Corpl Ernest Toyne in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the field.”

The health of the Bn has greatly improved during the month, there being a very large decrease in the number of cases of malaria.

13 November 1917

Extract from war diary of 4th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

TEL KHUWEILFE

0530 All Clear

0700 Battalion moved out taking up an Outpost Line from R 21to Q 33 & 34 (Ref map Jerusalem 1/125,000) in support of Cavalry who ere reconnoitring roads & wells in front of position. All Clear.

1500 Battalion withdrew

1215 Lieutenant General Sir Phillip Chetwode, Bt, KCMG, C.B., DSO. Commanding XX Corps presented Military Medal ribbon to the undermentioned men for acts of gallantry mentioned.

No 201517 Private GREENWOOD, J. 1/4 Bn. Cheshire Regt. On 4/11/17 as No 1 Lewis Gun team volunteered with his No 2 to cover the evacuation of a narrow WADI which had become untenable owing to the enemy gaining the end and sides. The operation was successfully carried out largely due to his skill and bravery. Awarded Military Medal.

No 201075 Private McNEILL, SS 1/4 Cheshire Regt. on 4/11/17 volunteered with Private GREENWOOD in above operation and while GREENWOOD fired the gun he held up the enemy with bombs. When operation was complete he retrieved a Lewis Gun which it was impossible to recover during the day owing to heavy enemy fire. Awarded Military Medal.

No 200854 Private (Stretcher Bearer) THOMAS RICHARD DIXON 1/4 Cheshire Regt. On 6/11/17 at KOHLEH when his Company was  ordered to seize a ridge he remained under fire administering first aid to wounded men who came back. Although exposed to heavy shell fire and machine Gun fire his courage and total disregard of his own danger was most noticeable.   Awarded Military Medal.

Casualties

3 O.R. to Hospital

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23 September 1917

Extract from war diary of 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

The following N.C.O and men having been awarded the Military Medals and Divisional Cards for gallantry and devotion to duty during the operation of YPRES, 15th & 16th Aug, the divisional cards were presented to the recipients at BEAUMETZ by MAJOR W.A.V. CHURTON, D.S.O, with the exception of Pte ROYLE, J.W. who was wounded during the above-mentioned operations and is in hospital to 240474 Sgt HEWITT, C.G to 240948 Pte BELLIS, J. to 240588 Pte MORRISON, F. to 241164 Pte MITCHELL, W. to 240391 Pte ATHERTON, J. to 240606 Pte ROYLE, J.W. to 241295 Pte COOMBES C.H. attd 193 M.G. Coy was also awarded the Military Medal for the same operations.