Tag: shelling

9 October 1917

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

Lieut-Col H.R. BENTLY proceedinged on leave.

Day of attack.  Our barrage opened at 5-20 am.

Attack successful except that POLDERHOEK CHATEAU remained in the enemy’s hands.  There was much hostile sniping from the CHATEAU.

The Dressing Station and Bn. H.Q “pill-box” received several hits.

Heavy hostile bombardment opened at 3 p.m.

C.S.M. W. GRIFFITHS killed.

Casualties – 1 Other Rank killed, 7 wounded.


20 August 1917

Extract from war diary of 10th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Dominion Area

Training was carried out under Company arrangements for two hours during the morning. DIVISIONAL PERRIOTS performed tunes in the evening.

About 9.30 pm a BOSCHE PLANE flew over the camp & dropped seven bombs. Three of these fell on the parade ground & two in D Coy lines. Material damage caused nil  but we sustained twenty two casualties:  Capt H.W.W. ROWE. MC & one man being killed and twenty men wounded. The LEWIS GUN on duty seemed unable to pick up the raider.