Extract from the diary of Pte B H Gregg, 12th (Service) Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
[Pte Gregg joined up in August 1914 in Chester. He survived the war and died aged 102 in Canada. At this time he was training in Wales with the 5th Bn]
Sat 23. All battalions route march from 7.30-10p.m. to keep them apart. Beginning of officers’ piquet of twenty five men patrolling for three hours. The first 5th calls for officers 2nd Lieuts. JOLIFFE STONEX, Mc’GOWAN & BASS leave for Cambridge at two hours notice.