13 October 1914

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

4.45am Festubert

A Coy made dawn attack on RUE D’OUVERT without success, casualties Major Vandeleur 2nd Scottish Rifles, Major Young, Captain Harbord D.S.O. Lieut. Harrington, 2nd Lieut Thomas 55 N.C.Os & men missing, 8 N.C.Os and men wounded. Took up position with remainder of Battalion on FESTUBERT – LAQUINQUE Road and entrenched. Battalion on outpost duty at night – Captured 2 Uhlans.

Remarks by – The First Lieut, O.C. 1st Cheshire Regiment

CAPTAIN SHORE took over command of the Battalion


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