23 March 1915

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

VLAMETINGE
9.30 pm arrived TUILERIES in D sector. At 12.25 am relief completed without incident. From 12 noon to 4.30 pm trenches 43 to 48 inspected. At 6.30 pm arrived 2 Lt Ashby 3rd Bn reported at Hdqrs. At 12 noon casualties for past 24 hours 2 killed 1 wounded. 7.45 pm to 10.45 pm inspected trenches 48, 49, 50 & 51 dugouts.

Extract from the diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

charles brockbank

Tuesday. Bayonet fighting on “rouse parade” & I think the men are keen on it because it is a decent change. Route march of about 10 miles after breakfast, most of which time it drizzled, though it was very close & muggy. We played the 6th Welsh at footer this afternoon & managed to win 2-0. It was a jolly good match, some of the men are first class players & there was a crowd of about 400 spectators which helps.

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