Tag: sport

18 August 1918

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

HERZEELE

Brigade Church Parade   10.30 am

Brigade Sports during afternoon

11.12 Administrative Instructions for move to PROVEN AREA received.

12.30 Operation Orders No 234 received, for move to PROVEN AREA

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31 December 1917

Extract from the diary of Capt Ferguson, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment 

We held a big sports meeting this afternoon, on the terraces of the gardens of this chateau. They make a fine track, five times round to the mile. It was a good show with good prizes. The officers race was won by Capt Sproule, QM, but he got a big age start. After dinner, I had some good bridge with Forsyth, [Lt-Col] Roddy & Smith; we let the New Year in with a bottle of Port.

14 July 1917

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

The battalion “sports” were held in the chateau grounds, commencing at 2.00pm and concluding at 8.00 pm. Rain fell during the morning, but it cleared up for the afternoon. The Divl. ground played on the ground, and the G.O.C. Division graced the proceedings with his presence. The battalion was divided into 5 groups, A,B,C,D, and H. Qrs. H. Qrs group won the Championships prize which the Commanding Officer gave to the group scoring the most points. The whole proceedings were a great success.