Tag: Salonika

23 March 1918

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

ARAKLI

13.45 Bn marched from ARAKLI to SNEVCE and bivouacked for the night.

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25 February 1918

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

Did P.T. and gas drill in morning also a full inspection by D Coy dugouts in afternoon. Allen and Sammy came round to nuts and port after tea. Kenyon came and played Kulu Khan for a short time after tea. Gowland went round 2 line with C.O. in evening. Letters from Nichols, Kuubbs, and 2 from Dad.

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.

1 February 1918

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

Nothing much doing in the morning. I went onto Rocky Knob in afternoon with Haw and we got within 60 yds of Bulgar main wire, but they either did not see us or else they didn’t bother to snipe. I brought in a Black Watch kilt.  Major Watson was round in afternoon. I started to read “Half a Truth”.