Tag: trenches

18 June 1917

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

In line

4 Other Ranks sent down to Transport for 1st Army Rest Camp.

Capt Mills and 4 Other Ranks sent down for leave.

Slight shelling near “C” Company in Old British Line, Sugar Factory and Bailleul.

Officers patrol examined enemies [sic] wire, found enemy posts and machine gun and encountered enemy patrol.

All Companies at work Consolidating and improving.

Our heavies shelled enemy front line all day.

Much salvage work done.

15 June 1917

Extract from war diary of 6th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment


The Battalion undergoing special training in open warfare, etc., on the training area.  Artillery formations, extended order drill, musketry, etc. constituting the programme of training carried out.

5 O.R. to Hospital Sick.   1 O.R. to Hospital Wounded.

Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Front line

There was very heavy hostile shelling on the front area, where a new trench system was being formed.  Calls for retaliation were constantly coming down from Coys.  From 4-30 p.m to 6-30 p.m. a very heavy bombardment was put up on our line.  Casualties were slight, only one or two men being wounded.  Orders were received to carry out patrols on the front with a view to gaining touch with the enemy.  Reports by patrols lead by 2Lts COLVIN and READ are appended.  These officers were complimented by the Brigadier on the way in which these patrols were carried out.

13 June 1917

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

Telegraph Hill

Capt E.S. HERON and SEC-LT N. ARMSTRONG proceeded on short leave to PARIS.

Specialist platoon of “D” Coy returned to Headquarters Camp at 8.30pm

One platoon worked on TILLOY-WANCOURT Road, one platoon worked at RITZ DUMP, one platoon made infantry track from Headquarters Camp to TILLOY-WANCOURT Road. SAPPER section and PIONEER section are engaged on improvements to Headquarters Camp. Remainder of companies worked on communication trenches.